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Finding Medical Images

Collections of public domain, Creative-Commons licensed, and copyright-protected medical images for use in professional and academic presentations, and teaching.

Free Use Image Databases

Creative Commons:

  • Search for images and other media that can be used or adapted for educational and/or commercial purposes.
  • Choose between 13 different search engines, including Google Images, Flickr, and SoundCloud.

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs:

  • Historical photographs, propoganda, artwork, and other print media.


  • Click "free photos" to search images that can be used for educational and/or commercial purposes.


  • Public domain image search.


  • Click "advanced search" and choose "restricted OK --NO" to find images that can be used for educational and/or commercial purposes.

U.S. Census Multimedia Gallery:

  • Free-use audio, photos, and videos.

Wellcome Images:

  • Free-use historical and contemporary images on a wide variety of subjects.