- American Society of Hematology Image Bank
- Anatomical Sciences Image Library
If you would like to submit an image to the Anatomical Sciences Image Library, there is a link at this site to do so. To access an image database, please click on one of the below links. Some of the websites may require registration and/or a fee for usage, or may restrict or disallow classroom distribution. Please note - by using this resource you are agreeing to the rules spelled out in the Legal and Privacy Notices and Disclaimers page.
- eMicrobes Digital Library
The goal of this site is to present images of interesting and instructive Infectious Disease cases to healthcare professionals for educational purposes. The images presented have been contributed by faculty and fellows, and the viewer is advised that some of the images are of a graphic and sensitive nature and are not intended for a general audience. Free registration required.
Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. It is an authoritative source of information coming from European cultural and scientific institutions. For information on copyright & reuse, click here
- FAQ: Medical Stock Sources (Sources of Medical Images, Photographs and Videos from the US government)
This FAQ contains links to governmental and non-governmental resources for medical images. The site specifies, “Most of these images and graphics are in the public domain. However, some images may be protected by license. Read the disclaimers on each site before use.”
- Google Image Search
For copyright information on content found through Google Images contact the original provider for the content.
- Images from the History of Medicine (IHM)(National Library of Medicine)
Copyright information for each image in IHM is located in the Copyright Statement field of Media Information in the left hand sidebar when viewing an image in Detail View. Reproduction, distribution, or screening (in the case of motion pictures) of protected items beyond U.S. Copyright Law's fair use provisions requires the copyright owner's written permission.
- Index of Medieval Medical Images - UCLA Library
Creative Commons License - Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Any usage is to be attributed as follows: Created by the UCLA Library and used with permission.
- IV-Therapy.net Image Gallery
- Medicine in the Americas, 1619-1914: A Digital Library (National Library of Medicine)
This digital resource includes over 300 freely available early American printed books, showing the development of American medicine from 1610 to the early 20th century. The collection will be of interest to scholars, educators, writers, students and others who wish to use primary historical materials to help expand knowledge of medical and public health history for the advancement of scholarship across the disciplines and for the education of the general public.
- MedlicineNet.com: Image Collection
This commercial site offers images on many health topics. One may browse the collection by categories. Be cautious when using these, as there is no information at the site as to copyright or licensing rights.
- NEJM Browse Figures & Multimedia
The NEJM Figures & Multimedia archives has over 20,000 images, graphs, audio and video from articles. It is not searchable but one can filter results by specialty, media type and/or date. Permissions information can be found by clicking on the Reprint & Permissions link to the right of each article. Powerpoint slides can be purchased by clicking on the slide set link to the right of some articles.
- NIH Image Bank
Contains images from the collections of the 27 institutes and centers that constitute NIH. Among its contents are general biomedical and science-related images, images of clinicians, scientists, famous faces, and NIH staff; patient-care-related images; microscopy images; laboratories; and various exterior images. NIH images are in the public domain and cannot be copyrighted. Images may be used, linked or reproduced without further permission from NIH. Images can be browsed by category or by institute or can be located via a search tool.
- NIST Image Gallery (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
The NIST Image Gallery contains both photographs and graphics related to the work of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Major topics include research areas such as nanotechnology, homeland security, biotechnology, electronics, manufacturing, chemistry, physics, materials, construction, fire, and computer science; NIST buildings and facilities; portraits of selected NIST senior staff members, and historical photos. For copyright & reuse information click here
- Paediapaedia: An Imaging Encyclopedia of Pediatric Disease
Site states, “All contents copyright © 1992-2013 Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. and the authors. All rights reserved." "Virtual Pediatric Hospital", the Virtual Pediatric Hospital logo, and "A digital library of pediatric information" are all Trademarks of Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D." Virtual Pediatric Hospital is funded in whole by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. and Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted."
- PubMed Central (PMC)
Search on the topic of your interest and the search engine will automatically search the captions of images in the PMC database. Copyright permissions are not stated. It would be best to contact the publishers to see what they are.
- SAGES Image Library
Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons. Free to all to search and view. For viewing full size images without a watermark, login with your SAGES Membership.
Search images in Springer publications. Over 300,000 free images. Click on the i after SpringerImages for copyright/permissions information.
- WebPath: The Internet Pathology Laboratory
WebPath® is an instructional resource containing over 2000 images with text that illustrates gross and microscopic pathologic findings along with radiologic imaging associated with human disease conditions. WebPath is for personal and noncommercial use (for full copyright statement see bottom of page at their website).
- Wellcome Images
Images on this site are freely available for download for personal, academic teaching or study use, under one of two Creative Commons licenses. For further details please see http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/indexplus/page/Terms+of+Use.html.
Search for the topic of the image you want to find. Images in the articles all include licensing and permissions information. Click on image to find licensing and permissions information.