A picture can speak a thousand words!

September 18, 2015 – 10:16 am

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.
  • 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?

Search for each resource in Library Search


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.

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

photo Bjork in colourful crocheted outfit

Image credit: Sigurjónsdóttir, Æsa. (n.d.). Iceland. In Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion: Volume 8 – West Europe . Retrieved 14 Apr. 2014, from http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/view/bewdf/BEWDF-v8/EDch8059/ED_f8590004.xml

Cupid image credit:
To My Valentine’, American Valentine card, c1908. Cupid shoots an arrow into a heartheld up by a putto. The words are surrounded by garlands of Forget-me-nots (Myosotis palustris) and lucky four-leafed Shamrock or Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) is a symbol of Ireland. In Roman mythology Cupid was the son of Venus, goddess of love (Eros and Aphrodite in the Greek Pantheon). The identity of St Valentine is uncertain, the most popular candidates are Valentine, bishop of Terni (3rd century) or a Roman Christian convert martyred c270). St Valentine’s Day, celebrated on 14 February, probably replaces the Roman pagan festival of Lupercalia.. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest.



Image credits: Cover: Vogue. (1932, Dec 15). Vogue, 80 Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/879194788?accountid=8194
Cover: Vogue. (1927, Oct 15). Vogue, 70 Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/879176677?accountid=8194
Cover: Vogue. (1965, Feb 01). Vogue, 145 Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/879259095?accountid=8194
Cover: Vogue. (1936, May 15). Vogue, 87 Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/879203535?accountid=8194

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