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Terms of Use for Popular Image Sources

Terms of use for some of the Health Science Library’s most popular image sources are included here.  For more information and links to more health sciences image sources, visit the Digital Image Collections Subject Guide.


Scientific American Medicine
Teaching Slide Library

Subscribers to Scientific American Medicine (formerly ACP Medicine) may use a Teaching Slide Library for teaching purposes; however, republication of the figures and graphics is strictly prohibited without written permission.

EBSCOhost Databases
CINAHL, EBSCOhost Medline, Health Source: Consumer Edtion, and more

Images may be printed for personal, non-commercial use; used in presentations for educational use consistent with the Copyright Act of 1976; but may not be posted on the Web or used in any other form of mass media without express written permission from the copyright holder.

Images on ClinicalKey

Users may print or download images for their personal, non-commercial use provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices are kept intact.   To use images in a poster, publication, or for any other similar use, permission must be requested through the Elsevier Rights Department.

McGraw-Hill Access Databases
AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery

Users may display, download, or print out PowerPoint slides and images associated with the site for personal and educational use only. Educational use refers to classroom teaching, lectures, presentations, rounds, and other instructional activities, the source and attribution may not be modified.


Authorized users are allowed to print individual pages or screens from the website using their web browser’s Print command or to screen capture individual images or screens for noncommercial, institution-sanctioned purposes.

NEJM Images and Videos
in Clinical Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine is protected by copyright and may be used in accordance with copyright and other applicable laws. Content available at NEJM.org and our digital applications are intended for your personal noncommercial use. 

Digital Resource Commons

The contents of the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons (DRC) are available for individual educational and research purposes. Any commercial use of DRC content requires permission from the content provider.

Science Direct Image Search

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


Through the Export to PowerPoint tool, you can quickly and easily export graphic images for use as slides in presentations for personal, clinical, educational, or research use.  Permission to reproduce material from UpToDate in another publication must be secured in writing.

Government Image Resources

Government image resources such as the NIH Image Bank, and NCI Visuals Online generally provide images that are in the public domain, however, watch for any copyright notices.