Gibco® Neural Cell Culture Publication Finder Tool
Frequently Asked Questions

How can we help?

1. Do I have to enable the macros to search publications?

  • You will need to enable macros to select publications using the “find publications now” button.  This will allow you to locate publications based on pre-selected terms like different cell types or dis ease models or by your own search term.
  • The full list of 11,000 publications can be viewed and sorted alphanumerically by first author, article title, journal info (most often journal name) or numerically by number of citations or date (year) without enabling the worksheet macros.
  • To view the full list of publications without enabling macros, click on the ‘data’ worksheet next to the ‘general search instructions’ worksheet.
    • Columns can be sorted alphanumerically or numerically by clicking on the arrow within each column heading.

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2. I get the following message when I try to find a publication.  How do I enable macros?

  • To enable macros, click on the “options” button within the Security Warning message under the Menu or Toolbar.
  • In the Security Alert – Macro window, click on the button next to “Enable this content”.
  • Click “OK”.
  • Start your selection again by clicking on the “Find publications now” button.

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3. What if I cannot find the cell type or disease I am interested in within the pre-selected terms?

  • All journal information, article titles, and abstracts can be searched using your own search term by clicking on the “My own term” button within the “Find Publications Now” button.
  • You must enable macros for this search to work.

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4. Can I see how many publications there are for my search?

  • The number of publications that are returned for each individual search can be seen at the top of the publication finder, below the Gibco® logo. 

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5. How do I search for multiple terms?

  • The publication finder only enables search of one term at a time. 
  • To complete a search for multiple terms:
    • Search for the first term by using one of the pre-selected terms or by typing in your own word after clicking on the “Find Publications Now” button.
    • To search for the second term, once your first search is complete, click the “find publications now” button again at the top of the page and select another term from the pre-selected list or by typing in your own word.
    • This secondary search will be treated as additional to your original search term or as an “and” search.  The total number of publications after both searches will appear at the top of the publication finder. 
    • Example:  I want to search for Parkinson’s disease and neural stem cell.
      • Click on the “Find publications now” button.
      • Click on the “Cell-type, disease model, or Gibco® reagent” button within the window.
      • Click on “Parkinson’s disease” under the disease model list.  Click “Find Now”.  The total number of publications which reference Parkinson’s disease is noted under the Gibco® logo at the top of the spreadsheet.
      • Click on the “Find publications now” button again at the top of the worksheet.
      • Click on the “Cell-type, disease model, or Gibco® reagent” button again.
      • Click on ‘Neural stem cell’ under the stem cells list.  Click “Find Now”.
      • The new count at the top of the page will be for all Parkinson’s related publications that also cite Neural Stem Cell.

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6. I recently published an article using Gibco® neural cell culture reagents, how do I get my reference listed?

  • Our list is updated twice a year and we realize that many references are published in the interim.  To get your reference added, complete this form.

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7. Where did this list of publications come from?

  • We scoured the most popular publication search sites, including PubMed and Google Scholar for papers that cited use of Gibco® Neural Cell Culture reagents including B-27® Supplements.  This is a collection of those search results.  We hope this will save you time in completing your own search for references or protocols that use our products for specific applications or cell types.

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8. Can I access the full publication through the publication finder?

  • You can locate the full bibliographic information and link to the publication of interest by clicking on the PubMed Id in Column B or by copying the PubMed Id in Column B and searching this reference on PubMed.

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9. How can I see the full article title or abstract?  The content appears to be cut off.

  • Double click in the cell where you would like to expand the content to view all. 

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10. Can I view this document on my mobile device (like my iPhone or iPad)?

  • The Publication Finder will open through the html link on our webpage, however, due to the volume of content and size of document, we do not recommend viewing this document on your mobile device.  We would love to hear from you if you having a mobile-friendly tool would help you.  Complete this feedback form to tell us more!

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11. Can I print and/or save my results?

  • Yes, the results of your search can be printed or saved.  Print and save as you would any other Microsoft excel document.  If you want to be able to search this tool again, you will need to save it in .xlms format to maintain the macros which allow for searching.

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12. How are the # of citations calculated?

  • The number of citations were determined by using a Google Scholar search for the publication title.  Data was obtained in October 2011.  There may be differences in the number of citations that Google Scholar displays currently compared to when our data set was tabulated.

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