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Gault A. Surgeon.  F002/5551.  Science Photo Library.  [Internet].  London: Science Photo Library; n.d. [cited 2013 January 7] Available from:

Interactive anatomy and pathology 3D resource. Includes 3D animations showing function, biomechanics, and surgical procedures. Also MRI images, clinical slides, radiology slides, X-rays, dissection slides and videos. Images are cleared for educational use (with appropriate acknowledgement). Licensing and Resource Information. Use of images.

Amirsys Imaging Reference Center
This is a database of images covering a range of medical topics, including brain, breast, cardiovascular, chest, GI & Urology, gynaecology, obstetrics, ultrasound. Key facts and terminology are provided alongside the images, as well as differential diagnosis and pathology.  Licensing and resource information

Amirsys Pathology Reference Center.
The database contains over 40,000 pathology images, and diagnoses of various conditions have been written by pathologists.  Topics include cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, histology, neuropathology, soft tissue and other pathology topics.  Licensing and resource information

CSIRO ScienceImage
Scienceimage is a free image library specialising in science and nature images. It is presented by CSIRO, Australia's major science research organisation. These images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. License and access information.

For a complete list of image resources, please see the Image Resource Page.
Please remember to fully reference any image you use in your assignments.
Please ensure that you check the licensing conditions before re-use, and fully reference images.  For further information on copyright, see the Deakin University Copyright.

Key online multimedia resources

Many web search engines allow an image or video specific search, however beware that online material often loses copyright information. It is best to use resources which have clear Creative Commons licences or Terms of Use which enable Deakin to use the material. Never link to or embed material which is clearly in breach of copyright.

Don't use commercial products unless Deakin has a subscription, or you are able to purchase the rights to the resource.

Flickr is a photo sharing website. There are countless topics available. Check the copyright conditions of each image. Terms of Use. Copyright/IP policy.

Youtube is a video sharing website. Many institutions have their own 'Youtube channel,' including Deakin. See YouTube Terms and YouTube Copyright.

University of Oxford's Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Evidence Medicine in Practice #2. [Internet]. San Bruno: YouTube. n.d. [cited 2013 January 7]. Available from: . Embedded under part 6C of the YouTube Terms of Use.

Key online video resources

Streaming video allows for Deakin staff and students to view video online.  These can include films, documentaries and instructional videos.  Selected examples for Medicine are listed below. 

For further information, see the Streaming Video Help page.