RCSB PDB's top search box helps users easily and intuitively create simple text searches. It recognizes particular types of syntax, such as SMILES strings and sequences, and suggests related search options accordingly.
Typing text in the top search bar launches an interactive pop-up box that suggests possible matches that are organized by categories ranging from author name to ontology terms.
For example, autosuggestions for "bird" will suggest structures with authors whose names contain "bird" and structures from the organism bird. Users who want a simple perform a simple, non-categorized text search can press the "Go" button or keyboard return. Entering SMILES strings will suggest options to perform substructure, exact structure, or similar chemical structure searches, while typing in a sequence will offer different BLAST search options.
Simple text searches complement other RCSB PDB tools: drill down by categorized data distribution summaries, annotation-based browsing using different hierarchical trees, and combining multiple searches of specific data types with Advanced Search.
The top menu bar recognizes particular types of syntax, such as SMILES strings and sequences, and suggests related search options accordingly.