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Be sure to cite referenced images and videos and follow copyright law, as stated in the Copyright Act of October 19, 1976 and summarized in the U.S. Copyright Office's circular 21:
Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians.
American Heart Association's Interactive Cardiovascular Library
Images and presentations are available on cholesterol, cholesterol scores, heart valves, hypertension, peripheral artery disease, and others.
5 Minute [Clinical] Consult.com
Browse images by disease or condition, listed alphabetically. "Except as explicitly stated on the Site, the entirety of the Site Materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, video, data, design, organization, compilation, look and feel attributes and other intellectual property) are WKH’s copyrighted works, all rights reserved, or they are the copyrighted works of WKH’s affiliates, licensors, or suppliers....Removing or altering any copyright notice or any other proprietary notice on any Site Materials is strictly prohibited." Follow fair use of copyrighted materials, as stated in the U.S. Copyright Office's circular 21, linked to above.
LWW Health Library
Library of images from the twenty-five e-books that comprise Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' Health Library Premium Pharmacy Collection, from titles including
Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Microbiology, Marks' Basic Medical Biochemistry, Patient Assessment in Pharmacy Practice
, and others.
U.S. Government Photos and Images
Link to the CDC's Public Health Image Library, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Picture Gallery, National Institute of General Medical Sciences Image Gallery, National Institutes of Health photo gallery, and other agencies' image libraries. Some of these photos are in the public domain or U.S. government works and may be used without permission or fee. However, some images may be protected by license or copyright. Read the disclaimers on each site before using these images. If you have questions about the copyright status of an image, please contact the government agency that produced the image.
Health on the Net Foundation’s free database of over 6,800 images and videos, pertaining to 1,700 topics and themes.
Should you wish to use any picture or animation you see during the search process,
please contact the owner of the material directly
to obtain appropriate permission.
Medical Heritage Library
The MHL is a digital curation collaborative between some of the world’s leading medical libraries. The MHL’s digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films are a growing collection of more than ten thousand, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, available via the Internet Archive.
Maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), MedPix is a free online medical image database originally developed by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, USA and contains 53,000 images from over 13,000 cases.
Medscape Reference's Image Collections
You must register for a free account and sign in to access Medscape's image collection. [Medscape does] "not allow our articles or materials to be reproduced in full on any website.... The only exception applies to educational institutions and their online syllabi, or password-protected websites related to a specific instructor or course, or for internal training purposes.
: Our fair use policy allows a small amount of material (up to 20 copies) to be used for educational or internal distribution, provided that you include the following disclaimer on such materials: "Not for distribution. For educational purposes only." If you are in doubt as to whether your request constitutes fair use, email Medscape's
NCI Visuals Online
More than 2,700 images from the collections of the Office of Communications and Education, National Cancer Institute.
Each image or illustration included in the NCI Visuals Online Web site is labeled either "Public Domain" (free to use) or "Copyright Protected" (restricted, obtain permission before use).
Most of the images available in this library are in the public domain and are not subject to copyright restrictions. No special permission is required to use or reproduce public domain images. However, ANY reproduced images should acknowledge NCI as the originator, the NCI Web site, www.cancer.gov, as the source and/or the image creator.
The source can be cited as: The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (
Some images are copyright protected. If an image is marked as copyright protected, you must contact the rights holder to obtain permission to reuse. Contact information for reuse is posted at the bottom of the details page for each copyrighted image. Permissions, including credit line and/or fees for use of privately owned material, must be negotiated directly with the private-sector contractor, independent of the government. NCI does not have the authority to grant usage for any copyrighted images in this library.
Profiles in Science®
The US National Library of Medicine has digitized selected documents and images from archival collections of prominent scientists, physicians, and others who have advanced the scientific enterprise. Consult the subset
Visual Culture and Health
for past U.S. health campaign posters.
Visible Human Project®
The National Library of Medicine's complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. The Visible Human data sets are designed to serve as a reference for the study of human anatomy, to serve as a set of common public domain data for testing medical imaging algorithms, and to serve as a test bed and model for the construction of network accessible image libraries. The Visible Human data sets have been applied to a wide range of educational, diagnostic, treatment planning, virtual reality, artistic, mathematical, and industrial uses by nearly 2,000 licensees in 48 countries. Transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers have been added.
Wikimedia Commons Images
More than 17 million images are available. Please be advised that content under
licenses may be reused without any need to contact the licensor, but some licenses require that the original creator be attributed, some licenses require that the specific licence be identified when reusing (including, in some cases, stating or linking to the terms of the license), and, some licenses require that if you modify the work, your modifications must also be similarly freely licensed.
includes drug mechanism animations (from Goodman & Gilman's), videos showing symptoms of disease manifestations (from Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine), an Interactive Guide to Physical Examination with videos, and tutorials on drug intake and screening devices (from Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach) in Flash format. From McGraw-Hill Education.
American College of Physicians Foundation's Patients & Clinicians Videos
Short educational patient videos about treating chronic health conditions.
American Lung Association's Understand Your Medication videos
Training videos on using inhalers, peak flow meters, and turbohalers.
App, that runs on mobile devices with iOS of 4.0 or later, includes over 400 videos, including several in Spanish, addressing general wellness, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pulmonology, and other key areas. Pharmacists can track whether their patients have viewed a given video and insert annotations to encourage patient and provider collaboration.
Pharmacy Times Videos
Videos about current topics, research, and treatments, published by Pharmacy Times magazine.
(formerly Turning Research Into Practice database) includes videos in searchable results. Site registration is free.
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