A new resource for finding images in biomedical and life sciences literature was just made available. This database of images will have more than 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life sciences journals. The database was developed and will be maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health.

The content of the database reflects images and figures contained in NCBI's PubMed Central full-text digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

The database will be useful for:

  • The clinician looking for the visual representation of a disease or condition.
  • The professional or educator looking for an image for a presentation such as fMRI.
  • The patient wanting to better understand his disease.

Search features:

  • The database users can search images based on keywords and a variety of other parameters, such as author and publication date.
  • Images and data can be easily saved to users' and shared with others through the use of My NCBI, a feature that allows users of NCBI resources to customize their search and display preferences, save and share searches, build bibliographies, and perform a variety of other functions
  • Click here to find more about My NCBI.

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