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Medical Images and Videos: Home/Copyright & Citing

An extensive guide to medical image and video databases licensed by Rutgers University Libraries as well as a variety of open-access medical image and video resources

The Muscles Engraved and printed by W. and A.K. Johnston

The Muscles Engraved and printed by W. and A.K. Johnston. From National Library of Medicine, Images from the History of Medicine (NLM)


This guide will provide students, faculty, and researchers with information on medical images and videos to assist in learning, teaching, and research. Use the tabs above to go to a section of your interest.

Copyright and Fair Use:

Before downloading images or video clips, you should always consult the website's copyright policy. Many websites will allow you to use images or video clips for education or non-commercial purposes under fair use.


When using a downloaded image or video clip for your presentation or classroom teaching, always remember to include citations for the images or video clips. Check the following guides for citing images, videos, website, etc.

Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 2nd edition

APA Format Citation Manuals

APA Citation Examples (Citation example from the University of Maryland University College. Based on APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition, 2009, and Style Guide to Electronic References,  2012)

MLA Style for Citing Images, etc. ( From The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue and Purdue University)

EndNote  --  A program that helps users quickly collect and organize references from online sources (or elsewhere), create a searchable personal database, find and cite these references while writing, create bibliographies formatted in their style of choice, and manage PDF files. For this fiscal year, Rutgers Health Sciences Libraries are licensed to provide EndNote for students, faculty, and staff of the RBHS schools only.




Yini Zhu

Yini Zhu
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences

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