Important Plug-ins to accessorize your WEB browser.

(Important Note: If you are using a computer in a CIS laboratory it is likely that these plug-ins are not available on the browser you are using. Because of the way the software is delivered to the local computer it is not possible for you to add any plug-ins to the browser this can only be done by CIS Computer Laboratories WebMaster. My only recommendation is to send an e-mail message to the CIS Computer Laboratories WebMaster and indicate your desire to have the browser accessorized with the plug-in you need.)


Go to this site to obtain the latest version of Real Network's Real Player.

Go to this site to obtain the latest version of Apple's QuickTime Player.

You will need this reader to download and print copies of Problem Sets and Examinations from our Web site. The computers in the CIS laboratories should all have this reader already installed. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across all major computing platforms.

I recommend downloading the 1.0 version. The 2.0 version is still in beta testing so it may be a little funky. Chemscape Chime allows scientists to view chemical structures directly on an HTML page. Chime supports most of the popular structure display formats that scientists use including MDL Information Systems' Molfile and Rxnfile and many of the popular 3D display formats such as the Brookhaven Protein Databank (PDB) format (3D rendering and RasMol scripting code courtesy of Roger Sayle.)

Shockwave is a free plug-in from MacroMedia which lets you experience animation on the web. Many of the animations I use in class require this plug-in to view. If you have your own computer and can access the WEB download this plug-in and install it. Be sure to indicate the type of computer and the operating system when you request the download.