Internet Reference Library



Medical Images

Atlas of Gastrointestinal Video Endoscopy
The atlas “displays 1936 video clips covering almost all areas of gastrointestinal pathology detectable by endoscopy”. (AGE)

Dermatlas: Dermatology Image Atlas
A collection of thousands of images of skin conditions. Browse alphabetically in categories, diagnosis, or body site. Searchable. From Johns Hopkins University. (LII)

Health Education Library
"HEAL's mission is to provide free digital resources of the highest quality that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators".

History of Medicine: Digital Collections
"NLM historical collections include selected digitized material relating to the history of medicine. Chosen from the manuscripts and books collections, the prints and photographs collection, historical films and videos, current and past exhibitions, and the Digital Manuscripts Program, these digitized materials cover a spectrum of centuries and cultures from medieval Islam to contemporary biomedical research."

Public Health Image Library
"Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files".


Other Images

The Archive of Early American Images
Drawn from the holdings of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, the Archive of Early American Images is designed "to assist historians in their quest for contemporary images to illustrate their research findings and to facilitate the study of historical images in their own right and in proper context." Visitors can browse the materials here by time, geographical area, or subjects, which include such headings as flora and fauna, industry, maps, and portraits. (ISP)

JSC Imagery Services Digital Images Collection
NASA's Johnson Space Center, Image Sciences Division, digital image collection, includes press release and Earth observation images from the manned space program from Mercury to the present(c. 9,000 image files). The latest mission's images of Earth observations have been loaded (c. 4-12,000 image files). Plans are to load an additional 200,000 Earth observation images in the next year. (ISP)

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs
The Prints & Photographs Division staff have selected sets of images in the categories of artchitecture, history and events, people, and related resource.

National Science Foundation: Image Library
This Image Library was created by the National Science Foundation "to help the science, engineering, and education communities as well as the general public, obtain quality images for use in print and electronic media.". The topics covered at the website include: astronomy, chemistry, earth science, and physics, as well as topics in biology and engineering.(ISP)

Old Pictures
The site is a large collection of pictures dating from 1850 to 1940 that are grouped into themed collections.  Some themes include the Lincoln assassination, National Parks, Ireland, Civil War dead, and many Native American tribes

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