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Bioscience Videos and Images: Images: Molecules, cells, microbes, medicine

Links to videos on life sciences topics, as well as interviews, lectures, online courses, and images.

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Use of images may be governed by copyright; consult each site's copyright information or image use policy for more information.

Image sources for molecular & cell biology, microbiology, & medicine

Molecular & cell biology, microbiology, medicine

  • The Big Picture Book of Viruses: Browse viral images by their taxonomic groups, structure/genome, host, or disease. [Garry Lab, Tulane Medical Center]
  • Biodic: Browse electron micrographs in the categories of anatomy; animal, cell, and plant biology; monera-prokaryots; fungi; and protists; or search by keyword. [Université libre de Bruxelles]
  • The Cell: An Image Library: Browse by cell process, cell component, cell type, organism, or recent images; or search by keyword, biology, imaging method, anatomy, license or image type. This repository contains images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms. [American Society for Cell Biology]
  • Images from the History of Medicine (IHM): Search or browse nearly 70,000 images relating to the history of medicine. [NLM]
  • Microbe Library: Browse images illustrating standard microbiology protocols, arranged by topic. [American Society for Microbiology]
  • PMC: Searching in PMC retrieves figures, charts and photographs linked to full-text resources. [NCBI]
  • Public Health Image Library: Search by keyword or browse topic-specific collections of photographs, illustrations, and multimedia files related to public health. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]
  • Science.gov: Select "Multimedia - Multimedia sources" on the advanced search page to search videos and photographs from U.S. government sources such as Library of Congress, MedlinePLUS, NASA, NOAA, and NSF.
  • Visible Human Project: Datasets of cross-sectional images of human male and female bodies, with links to several projects that use the data sets to create visualizations. [NLM]
  • Wikimedia Commons: Contains many scientific illustrations, photographs, and animations submitted by users. Contents can be browsed by topic or searched by keyword. The license conditions of each media file are given on its description page.