Answered By: Elizabeth Richardson
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2017     Views: 25

Yes!  You may use images from most of the resources the Tufts Libraries license for educational purposes. For guided assistance on whether an image can be used, please refer to the image reuse decision tree. Here are several suggestions.

  1. ImagesMD and its parent SpringerLink have thousands of tables, charts, radiographs and other images you may use. 
    • Although Springer is planning to discontinue the former, you can still keyword search it and limit by type of image (e.g. color, line drawing, etc.), specialty, and particular journal or book sources. 
    • Search SpringerLink by keyword (e.g. imaging bariatric), browse the resulting clips of chapters and articles, open their PDFs, and right click to download an image.
  2. Ovid has a Multimedia tab, which allows you to browse videos and images across its platform.  It also allows Boolelan keyword searching of captions in some of its files. 
    • Scroll down Ovid's list of databases and select Books@Ovid or Your Journals@Ovid.
    • Select the Search Fields tab above the search box and change from All Fields to Caption Text.
    • Enter a search string using * for truncation and parentheses to "protect" synonyms, e.g. (hyperlumines* or hyperlucen*).
    • Select Ovid Full Text after a promising citation, examine its figures, and right click to save them.
  3. For more image collections, see also our Images & Videos tab on the Biological toolkit for PBL. 

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