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Molecular & Cell Biology, Microbiology, Medicine

PMC: Searching in PMC retrieves figures, charts and photographs linked to full-text resources. [NCBI]
The Big Picture Book of Viruses: Browse viral images by their taxonomic groups, structure/genome, host, or disease. [Garry Lab, Tulane Medical Center]
Biodic: Browse electron micrographs in the categories of anatomy; animal, cell, and plant biology; monera-prokaryots; fungi; and protists; or search by keyword. [Université libre de Bruxelles]
The Cell: An Image Library: Browse by cell process, cell component, cell type, organism, or recent images; or search by keyword, biology, imaging method, anatomy, license or image type. This repository contains images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms. [American Society for Cell Biology]
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM): Search or browse nearly 70,000 images relating to the history of medicine. [NLM]
Microbe Library: Browse images illustrating standard microbiology protocols, arranged by topic. [American Society for Microbiology]
Public Health Image Library: Search by keyword or browse topic-specific collections of photographs, illustrations, and multimedia files related to public health. [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]
Visible Human Project: Datasets of cross-sectional images of human male and female bodies, with links to several projects that use the data sets to create visualizations. [NLM]

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Integrative Biology, Environmental Science

Biodic: Browse electron micrographs in the categories of anatomy; animal, cell, and plant biology; monera-prokaryots; fungi; and protists; or search by keyword. [Université libre de Bruxelles]
Botanical Society of America: Image sites: Browse links to sites containing botanical images, and sites for botanical gardens, herbaria, natural history museums and native plants, among others. [BSA]
Butterflies and Moths of North America: Browse image galleries by family; thumbnail images link to full-size images on species detail pages. [Big Sky Institute, Montana State University]
Calflora: Search by common or scientific plant name, elevation, or location, among other criteria. Results can include photographs, distribution maps and observation maps. [Calfora]
CalPhotos: Browse images by subject (plants, fungi, animals, people & culture, landscapes & habitats), common or scientific name, or search by common or scientific names, photo type, location, photographer or photo ID. [Biodiversity Sciences Technology, UC Berkeley]
CBA Teaching Section: Image Sites: Browse links to image sites arranged by major phyla, including cyanobacteria; eukaryotic algae; club mosses and fossil lycopods; flowering plants; fungi; and lichens. [CBA]
Encyclopedia of Life Images: A Flickr group containing over 70,000 photographs, videos and illustrations of organisms or their signs (tracks, nests, etc.). Searchable tags include taxonomic classifications, common names, and other data. All content is made available under Creative Commons licenses. [EoL]
Forestry Images: Browse images by categories including forest pests, trees, plants, stand types, and location, or search by common or scientific name or other keywords. [Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia]
Fritz-Metcalf Photograph Collection: Photographs taken by Woodbridge Metcalf and Emanuel Fritz between 1900 and 1960 which relate primarily to forestry, conservation, and the lumber industry in California and the United States. Search captions or dates, or by photographer, location, aspect, people, or plot. [School of Forestry and the Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library, UC Berkeley]
Insect Images: Browse by insect orders, food sources, or related organisms, or search by keyword, photographer, scientific name, subject or image number. [Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia]
Iowa State University Entomology Image Gallery: Browse by species common name or by topic. [Department of Entomology, ISU]
IPM Images: Images related to integrated pest management, including crops, insects, animals, pathogens and plant diseases. Browse by commodity groups, taxonomy, damage types, and biological controls, or search by keyword, photographer, scientific name, subject or image number. [Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia]
JSTOR Global Plants: Photographs, specimens, drawings, prints, paintings, letters and articles which can be searched or browsed by resource type, geography, collection or herbarium. [JSTOR]
Tropicos Image Search: Search by family, name, senior collector, collection number, country, and other access points. [Missouri Botanical Garden]
Visible Human Project: Datasets of cross-sectional images of human male and female bodies, with links to several projects that use the data sets to create visualizations. [NLM]
Wieslander Vegetation Type Maps & Photographs: A natural vegetation survey of California and adjacent areas of Nevada and Oregon begun in 1926 by Albert Wieslander. Search by quad number, quad name, photo number, keyword, or species, or browse photographs and maps for a specific location by clicking on an interactive map quad. [U.S. National Forest Service and the Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library, UC Berkeley]

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Interdisciplinary Image Collections

PMC: Searching in PMC retrieves figures, charts and photographs linked to full-text resources. [NLM]
ProQuest: Search results in AGRICOLA, Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts, Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management, and GeoRef, display a "Find related figures & tables" link, which executes a figures and tables search on the same keywords. Figures include graphs, illustrations, maps, photographs, and transmission/emission images.
IPM Images: Images related to integrated pest management, including crops, insects, animals, pathogens and plant diseases. Browse by commodity groups, taxonomy, damage types, and biological controls, or search by keyword, photographer, scientific name, subject or image number. [Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia]
Science.gov: Select "Multimedia - Multimedia sources" on the advanced search page to search videos and photographs from U.S. government sources such as Library of Congress, MedlinePLUS, NASA, NOAA, and NSF.
Wikimedia Commons: Contains many scientific illustrations, photographs, and animations submitted by users. Contents can be browsed by topic or searched by keyword. The license conditions of each media file are given on its description page.

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Image Search Engines

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Thumbnail image credits:

  1. Figure 1. φ29 DNA polymerase TPR2, a specific subdomain of protein-priming DNA polymerases. (A) Location of the TPR2 insertion of φ29 DNA polymerase. Adapted from "A specific subdomain in φ29 DNA polymerase confers both processivity and strand-displacement capacity." I Rodríguez, J Lázaro, L Blanco, S Kamtekar, AJ Berman, J Wang, T Steitz, M Salas, and M de Vega, 2005 May 3, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 102(18): 6407-6412. Courtesy of the authors. Accessed 20 Dec. 2010. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1088371/figure/fig1/>

  2. Microtubules in fibroblast. Biodic. Université libre de Bruxelles, 2008. Courtesy Louis de Vos. Accessed 20 Dec. 2010. <http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/biodic/en/img_bcmeio_01_08.html>

  3. Image ID#138. This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of Leptospira sp. bacteria atop a 0.1 µm polycarbonate filter. Public Health Image Library. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1998. Courtesy of Rob Weyant/Janice Haney Carr. Accessed 20 December 2010.

  4. Image number 1523102. Black swallowtail: Papilio polyxenes. Insect Images. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia. Courtesy of Daniel Herms, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org. Accessed 20 Dec. 2010. <http://www.insectimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=1523102>

  5. Image Number 1586797. Adelie penguin: Pygoscelis adeliae. IPM Images. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia. Courtesy of Joy Viola, Northeastern University, Bugwood.org. Accessed 20 Dec. 2010. <http://www.ipmimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=1586797#62;

  6. Photo Number 229557. Remains of a western yellow pine. Wieslander Vegetation Type Analysis Database. University of California Berkeley's Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library. Courtesy of Albert Everett Wieslander. Accessed 20 Dec. 2010. <http://digitalassets.lib.berkeley.edu/vtm/ucb/images/VTM00006517a_j.jpg>

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