Need a great image?

May 6, 2014 – 3:14 pm

Pictures can speak a thousand words, and can do amazing things for your next presentation!

Did you know that we have a huge range of image databases that may be a great help with your studies, and make your presentations and assignments even more fantastic?

Why use these?

Images in these collections are often rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational purposes, so no worries about copyright (make sure to correctly cite when you use an image though, and check each database to see…).

  • Anatomy and Physiology Online – clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes.
  • Anatomy.TV (Primal Pictures) – an interactive multimedia overview of human anatomy. It features 3D animations that illustrate function, biomechanics, and surgical procedures. Clinical videos and textual descriptions supplement the animations and models. Previously called Primal Pictures.
  • ARTstor – art, architecture and archaeology.
  • Berg Fashion Library – anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles.
  • Britannica Image Quest – allows provides access to more than two million images from one convenient site. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.
  • CAMIO – stands for The Catalog of Art Museum Images Online – art from around the world.
  • Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative – Christian art, architecture and iconography
  • Early European Books – traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources.
  • MERLOT – stands for Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, a collection of online learning materials.
  • NGA Images – a repository of over 20,000 open access images from the collections of the National Gallery of Art (US).
  • Oxford Art Online – access to Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference titles.
  • SMART Imagebase – stands for Scientific & Medical ART (SMART) Imagebase. Ac collection of 11,000+ high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics.
  • TV News – news, current affairs and selected documentaries from Australian free-to-air networks.
  • Vogue Archive – beautiful! – a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month.
  • Wellcome Images – medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.

How do I find these?

You can find all of these databases together under – Library home  > Databases > Databases by format > Images


Library home  > Databases > Databases by title, then select the letter that matches the resource, so click on W to get to Wellcome Images.

photo Bjork in colourful crocheted outfit

Björk wearing the Wild Woman Woodoo Granny Doily Crochet
















So if you are after images to use …why not take a look at our wonderful image collections.

Image of Bjork:

Sigurjónsdóttir, Æsa. (n.d.). Iceland. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 8 – West Europe . Retrieved 14 Apr. 2014, from

Color spectrum

Image credit:

Color Spectrum. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.

Image credit: Library website banner August/Sept 2014

Cover: Vogue. (1932, Dec 15). Vogue, 80 Retrieved from
Cover: Vogue. (1927, Oct 15). Vogue, 70 Retrieved from
Cover: Vogue. (1965, Feb 01). Vogue, 145 Retrieved from
Cover: Vogue. (1936, May 15). Vogue, 87 Retrieved from

screen dump of library wesbite with vogue images for banner


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