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New Look, New Name: PMC

PMC, formerly known as PubMed Central, has been updated for improved viewing and navigation. PMC is the National Institutes of Health’s repository for peer-reviewed primary research reports in the life sciences. This free archive houses journal literature and author manuscripts, and currently contains 2.4 million articles. There are over 1,000 full participation journals, 1,753 selective deposit journals, and 233 NIH Portfolio journals.

Updates to PMC include:

A more compact, uniform presentation of article information allowing for easier navigation:

screenshot of the new look of PMC

Improved linking to PubMed search results:

Linking to PubMed

Enhanced viewing capability for tables and figures:

thumbnails of article images

“Go to” links to quickly navigate through articles:

showing go to links

More PMC enhancements are coming! Are you a frequent PubMed, PMC, or NCBI user? Stay up to date by subscribing to news on all the updates and enhancements.

– Dana Abbey, Colorado/Health Information Literacy Coordinator

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