Introducing Images, a New Database of Images in Biomedical Literature from the National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)  introduces Images, a new resource of images in Biomedical Literature.    This collection of more than 2.5 million images and figures are from medical and life sciences journals contained in NCBI’s PubMed Central full-text digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

The Images database is expected to have a wide range of uses for a variety of user groups. These include the clinician looking for the visual representation of a disease or condition, the researcher searching for studies with certain types of analyses, the student seeking diagrams that elucidate complex processes such as DNA replication, the professional or educator looking for an image for a presentation, and the patient wanting to better understand his disease.

The Images database is available at <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/images>.  There is also a link to it on the Health Sciences Library “Online Images” page at http://libraries.uc.edu/hsl/reference/elec/digitalimages.cfm.

See the NIH News Release at http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2010/nlm-28.htm.

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