Images in PMC (PubMed Central) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
Direct Access to Images
You can now find images in PMC articles through a simple PMC search. (Please note, however, that images will not appear for searches that use Limits or Advanced Search features.)
For example, as in Figure 7, once you enter a term, such as "lung cancer therapy" in the search box, PMC will automatically search all image captions in the archive and retrieve images related to this topic. Thumbnails for four or fewer of the most relevant images will appear on the top right-hand side of the summary results page.
You can then mouse over a thumbnail to see the image pop up in a separate window, along with its caption and citation information. Or alternatively, click on the image thumbnail to open two windows - one from your current browser that shows the article in which the image appears (see Figure 8), and another to see the full view of the image (see Figure 9).
Click on See more, under the thumbnail display (see Figure 10), to get to a new search results page (see Figure 11) that lists all the matching images in PMC. You will see that the image thumbnails display next to their corresponding article citations, which also include links to both the full text PMC article page and the corresponding article citation in PubMed.