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Guide to Using Images from HSLS Licensed Resources:

Formatting an Image Citation

Because the resources listed on this page are protected under copyright, it is very important that you check the creator’s statement of permissable use and citation instructions.

Template for citing an electronic image used in presentations: <Title (URL) by Author / License>

For more information:


The AccessMedicine and AccessSurgery databases contain photos and illustrations to aid in visual diagnosis. Use the Advanced Search "Images" tab to search for images using keywords.  Material is available to save and download for educational purposes. 

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination provides videos of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques.


ClinicalKey is an online search tool focused on providing answers to clinical questions. Use the Multimedia tab to search for images and videos.

  • Content and Limitations on Use
  • You may print or download Content from the Site for your own personal, non-commercial, informational or scholarly use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.


ePath3D is online software that enables users to create visually appealing and professional looking biological pathways and diagrams from scratch or via modifiable templates.


UpToDate includes a search feature that allows you to quickly find graphics and related topics. There are thousands of graphics in UpToDate that include the following: pictures, tables, figures (illustrations and diagrams), graphs, algorithms, and movies.

View this video about conducting a graphics search.

Further instructions for using images such as exporting graphics into Microsoft PowerPoint are located on the help page.

Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection contains over 1,000 online audio-visual seminar style talks, each especially commissioned from leading world experts.

  • Users can embed full or partial videos within a presentation given to the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Intructions on how to cite and use material in your course can be found after navigating to a selected talk.

JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments is a PubMed-indexed video journal.

  • The publisher allows you to link to the licensed material for educational purposes.

New England Journal of Medicine: Figures & Multimedia

The New England Journal of Medicine allows you to browse their figures and multimedia. Use the left filter tools to limit to images in clinical medicine. 

R2 Digital Library

The R2 Digital Library has one of the largest collections of medical images available anywhere on the Internet. All images are embedded at the section and chapter level and integrated into e-books for a seamless experience.

Use the “Images” filter in the left side navigation box to limit your search results to only display those that include an image. You can save any image in the R2 Digital Library.

  • Users have access to e-books purchased for HSLS. It is your responsibility to verify or obtain permissions from the e-book's publisher.

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