Q: What is Open-i?
A: A description of the Open-i project is available on the About page.
Q: Are the images in OpenI in the public domain? May I use a particular image for my project?
A: All images in OpenI are from the Open Access Subset of PubMed Central (PMC), a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Please refer to the following web page for information on the open access subset:
Please refer to the following web pages for information on copyright:
PMC Copyright Notice
Creative Commons License
Copyright Information & Downloading National Library of Medicine Data http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/download.html
Q: Can I drag and drop images in Internet Explorer?
A: No, Internet Explorer does not support this feature. Chrome, Firefox, and Safari allow drag and drop.
Q: How do I drag and drop with browsers other than Internet Explorer?
A: Drag the image file onto the Open-i search or results page to initiate an image search. Supported file types supported are .jpeg, .jpg, .gif and .png.
Q: On the Query Results Page when I click the word next to any checkbox on the left navigation area nothing happens. Why?
A: This is a known problem in Internet Explorer 8 or earlier versions.
Q: What is the difference between the Citation List view and Image Grid?
A: The citation list view shows the best match image on the left along with citation information on the right, ten items to a page. The grid view displays one or more images from an article, twenty items to a page. You may switch between views by clicking on the appropriate icon next to “View as” on the right of the top results bar.
Q: How do I close the Rank By section?
A: One section on the left side bar is always open, based on accordion widget technology. The default section is Image Type.
Q: How do I rank my results by date?
A: Open the Rank By section on the left side bar by clicking on the side arrow. Click on newest or oldest.
Q: How do I use limits?
A: By default, no limits are applied to the search. All image types, subsets, and specialties are searched. Text is searched in all fields. Results are ranked in relevance order.
Q: How do I open “View Article” results in a new window?
A: Control-Click on the link to open and view the article in a new browser window.
Q: How do I open “View Similar Images In” results in a new window?
A: Control-Click on the link to open and view the results in a new browser window.