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Find the Scientific Image You’re Looking for with a Simple Search

When we first started Global Library of Scientific Images, our focus was on visuals that would help medical students and instructors—images and videos that had academic value but not enough accompanying information to warrant a case study or report.

Our scope has grown since then, and contributors upload images relevant to many types of scientific disciplines. But the breadth of our catalogue still reflects our roots in medicine, and more particularly, in cardiology. We cover the normal and the abnormal, touching on both rare conditions and common problems.

On the home page, under the search bar, you’ll find some of the most searched for categories of images, including:

  • EKG
  • Echocardiogram
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Leads
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary arteries

Clicking on any one of these popular categories takes you to a page of potential results. Selecting any single item brings up attribution, a description and any other relevant information, like whether the image is part of series. Registration allows unlimited free downloads for educational purposes, as well as the invitation to begin submitting your own images.

Once you’ve begun your search, it’s also easy to filter by tag, further honing your results. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, you may request an image from a specific contributor.

All of our images are of course peer reviewed by an editorial board composed of leaders in the field. This ensures quality and accuracy, allowing instructors to more easily prepare visual aids for lectures without endless fact checking and searches through multiple databases.
Enjoy exploring the archive and keep checking in as our collections grow. You can register for free by visiting the site.