Image Resources

Medical Image Resources | Non-Medical Images

Copyright Notice: Before using any images from this list please check copyright statement on the site. The majority of the sites listed below allow the use of their material for educational, noncommercial or personal use as long as the source is acknowledged.

AccessMedicine – 5 concurrent users. Full text and images from the most recent editions of gold standard textbooks in internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacology, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, and patient care. Some features require free account registration, including the USMLE practice from the Lange Self Assessment Tool.


EBSCOhost Image Quick View – EBSCO Publishing has released a valuable enhancement to its EBSCOhost user interface Result Lists: Image Quick View. Image Quick View adds pertinent thumbnail images such as charts, photos, maps and illustrations, from over 3,300 journals, to Result List items. Full-sized images can be viewed by simply clicking on any thumbnail image in the Result List, without opening the record first, providing users with instant views of the article’s image content. Many EBSCOhost databases include Image Quick View functionality. This versatile feature provides quick context and easier access to image content, before a user even opens a PDF full text article. Links to thumbnail images are also included in Result List items.


STAT!Ref – Collection of over 130 current standard textbooks for a variety of medical specialties. Includes handbooks, dictionaries, drug information, and laboratory and diagnostic tests. Limited concurrent users; please remember to logoff when finished.


The Practical Nurse – If you want to see some interesting images, you can browse these online human anatomy galleries.

The American Society of Hematology ASH Image Bank is intended to serve as a comprehensive reference and teaching tool that is widely accessible to physicians and hematology students around the world. The images are presented in a digital, case-based format that allows both the images and text to be searched, cross-referenced, and hyper-linked to other cases as well as other educational resources.

American Society for Cell Biology Image Library (ASCB)- A public-domain repository of microscopy data that includes vetted and annotated images and video of all cell types, including intracellular structures and functions. Submissions are encouraged.

GoldMiner (ARRS) – ARRS GoldMiner® provides instant access to 249,767 radiological images published in 262 selected peer-reviewed journals. You can search by findings, anatomy, imaging technique, and patient age and sex.

ENTUSA * ENT Pictures & Videos – All the pictures are presented in thumbnails. Left clicking on the thumbnail will enlarge the picture for viewing. The lightness and darkness of the picture will depend upon the brightness of your monitor. Most pictures may appear too dark on LCD monitors powered by portable battery power.

HEAL (Health Education Access Library) – National, digital library contains free, high quality digital materials for health sciences education.

Health On the Net (HON) Foundation Media – HONmedia is an unique repository of over 6’800 medical images and videos, pertaining to 1,700 topics and themes. This peerless database has been created manually by HON and new image links are constantly being added from the world-wide Web.

Healthpedia Image Database – A collection of 450 medical illustrations, diagrams, and pictures sorted by category or by alphabet.

Image search in PubMed Central® – NCBI – Images can be searched directly in PubMed Central. Enter your search term and look for the image thumbnails in your search results in the upper right corner of the page. Click on “See more…” to view all image results. Images can be searched by keyword, author, journal, and PubMed ID number and the search results are provided by relevance ranking.

MedEdPortal – A free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical teaching materials assessment tools, and faculty development resources. These materials can utilized for educational purposes without legal infringements.

PEIR – Pathology Education Instructional Resource – A multidisciplinary public access image database for use in medical education.

Otolaryngology Houston – Alphabetic listing of otolaryngolical images.

PHIL (Public Health Image Library) – Free photographs, illustrations, and multimedia files from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of the images in the collection are in the public domain and are thus free of any copyright restrictions. If you look directly beneath the image you will see a fair use statement that tells you if the image is public domain or copyright protected. Permission is not required for public domain images, but they do ask that you credit the original institution and contributor. If the image is copyright protected, you will have to contact the content provider to get usage permission.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases(NIDDK) Image Library – Searchable database of original full-color and black-and-white illustrations produced by the NIDDK Information Clearinghouses that are available copyright free to the public at no cost.* The Library makes available anatomical and medical, instructional, and lifestyle and activity illustrations presented in high, medium, and low resolutions.

Loyola University Dermatology Medical Education Atlas – Dermatology Atlas with Alphabetized Index

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Image Gallery contains images from the collections of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health. Contents include general biomedical and science-related images, clinicians, computers, patient care-related images, microscopy images, and various exterior images.

NLM Digital Collections – The National Library of Medicine’s free online archive of biomedical books and videos. All the content in Digital Collections is in the public domain and freely available worldwide. Digital Collections provides unique access to NLM’s rich, historical resources.

National Cancer Institute Visuals Online – This collection from the National Cancer Institute contains general biomedical and science-related images, cancer-specific scientific and patient care-related images.

Stock Photography at Foto Search – Get royalty free non-medical images

NOTE: Be sure to uncheck option for Rights Managed Images before searching.

The Whole Brain Atlas includes still pictures and movies (*.html and *.mpg files) of the brain and neurological diseases. The web site has received favorable reviews from MedWorld Bestsites, Neurosciences on the Internet, and Medical Matrix.

Wellcome Images – Selected from the UK’s leading teaching hospitals and research institutions, Wellcome Images’ Biomedical Collection provides over 40,000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences.