This is the fifth in a continuing series of tutorials on getting the most from The Cell: An Image Library-CCDB.
In this tutorial you will be introduced to the new Pivot View tool that gives you even greater control over the search and introduces a real image based search tool.
Pivot View is the newest tool for viewing and finding images in The Cell. Built using Microsoft Silverlight, it allows for a very visual viewing experience. Please note that you will need to have Microsoft Silverlight installed to use the Pivot View. The launch button for Pivot View is the button on the far right end of the browse bar:
Once the collection loads you will see the whole Library in the center screen and the Cell Type option open on the left hand side navigation of the Pivot View window. Clicking each of the search categories toggles them open and closed.
For example, under cell type select astrocyte and Purkinje cell then under organism select Rattus norvegicus and Mus musculus. Once this is done go to the upper right corner of the Pivot View and select Sort order: cell type and grid view (the icon on the right);
The slider allows you to zoom in on the images.
Need a nice brain cell in the public domain for a news article or blog?!
Just select Public Domain under license and multipolor neuron under cell type.
This tutorial is the fifth in a series.
The first tutorial described setting up and using a free account and can be found here https://bitesizebio.com/articles/the-cell-an-image-library-ccdb-tutorial-part-1/.
The second tutorial described various ways to interact with and find cell images and can be found here https://bitesizebio.com/articles/the-cell-an-image-library-ccdb-tutorial-part-2/.
The third tutorial showed how to use the Advanced Search feature to further pinpoint images and can be found here https://bitesizebio.com/articles/the-cell-an-image-library-ccdb-tutorial-part-3/.
The fourth tutorial further explained licensing issues and the use of ontologies for finding images and can be found here https://bitesizebio.com/articles/the-cell-an-image-library-ccdb-tutorial-part-4/.
What else would you like to see? Please email David Orloff at [email protected] with any questions or suggestions for other tutorials.