Multimedia resources

Always read the website's copyright/usage policies first before downloading and using images or videos.

Clinical Resources (these are licensed for South West Health education use)

ClinicalKey - Includes procedural videos and database of images from Elsevier books and journals.

  • Choose ‘Multimedia’ for images or ‘Procedure Consult’ for videos from the ‘All Types' dropdown menu next to the search field.

ClinicalKey Nursing - Includes procedural videos and database of images from Elsevier books and journals.

  • Choose ‘Multimedia’ for images or ‘Procedure Consult’ for videos from the ‘All Types' dropdown menu next to the search field.

UpToDate Anywhere Tens of thousands of pictures charts, videos and more 

  • Choose the Graphics option (top navigation) after you search for a condition.

Searching on the Internet for Images

A lot of the more common image/ stock photography sites are currently blocked by our IT. However, you can try:

Google Images 

  • After searching for subject select ‘Tools’ under the search box and then ‘Usage Rights’ to filter image licences. Use the Advanced Image Search to limit your results to images labeled for reuse.
  • Creative Commons - All Creative Commons licenses (except for Public Domain licences) require attribution, but what you can do with the work depends on the license.

Bing Images

  • After searching for subject select ‘Filter’ on left-hand side of web page then ‘Licence’ to filter image licences.


  • SWH has a pro license to Canva if you are needing some stock images.


Medical Image Websites

Health Institute Assets Library

MedPix - National Library of Medicine

Open i – Open access biomedical image search engine

Public Health Image Library (PHIL)


Anatomy of the Human Body - features 1,247 engravings from the 1918 edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body


ECG Learning Centre - Each ECG image has an interpretation to help explain the diagnosis

Critical Care

Open Critical Care - This image library provides free images for educational purposes. Download and share using Creative Commons Share-alike, Attribution, Non-Commercial License v4.0.

Ear, Nose, Throat

Ear Nose & Throat U.S.A - Information on allergy, surgery, smoking, cancer, hearing aids, tinnitus, ear and larynx photographs and videos as well as extensive sections on Temporal Bone Anatomy, & Occupational Hearing Loss.


3D Atlas of Human Embryology - 3D images of organ systems in human embryos


ASH Image Bank - American Society of Hematology image library containing over 2100 images


The Whole Brain Atlas - Diagnostic images of specific neurological conditions


NCI Visuals Online - Public access to over 3,500 oncology related images. 


Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library - discipline-specific open access repository of images 

Radiology - a digital library of free radiology eBooks and apps

Sonoguide - Ultrasound Guide for Emergency Physicians

Ultrasound Image Gallery



In general, embedding an online video in your presentation is safe and not a breach of copyright as the content is streaming directly from the host server and you're not reproducing or downloading the video.

Google Video

Ambulance Victoria CPR training videos

Royal Life Saving Australia CPR training videos

MedlinePlus videos and tools

MEDtube - social eLearning platform for professionals sharing videos, courses, images, documents and webinars

NEJM – Videos in Clinical Medicine

Zygote Body – A website containing a detailed 3D model of the human body.


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