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Dentistry: Find Images

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Public Health Image Library from the CDC
Photographs, Illustrations, Multimedia Files to illustrate public health issues.

Images from the History of Medicine (NLM)
Comprising almost 70,000 images from the Prints and Photographs Collection as well as other collections held in the History of Medicine Division, IHM is one of the largest image databases in the world dedicated to images of medicine, dentistry, public health, the health professions, and health institutions.

Images @ PubMedCentral
Images database comprises approximately 3 million images from biomedical literature deposited in full text resources at the NCBI, including journal articles in PubMed Central. This is a great source for searching for articles based on graphs, images, etc. in the article. Do a search, and look for image results on the right.

Microsoft Office
An extensive collection that offers free illustrations, photos, sound, and animations.


Free to Use Photography

Image Format Types


JPG best for photographs and screenshots. Use JPG when small file size is more important than high image quality (e.g. screen display). JPG can be used for printed materials but should be saved at a (higher) print quality than files for screen use only

Bluejay in Canada
By Mdf (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 

PNG best for logos, clip art, and graphics with solid areas of colour. Not used for photos or graphics with gradients and many colours. PNG is a lossless, small file size format good for screen display. It supports transparent backgrounds. PNG was developed to replace GIF.  CBC radio logo - By Hortence Binette [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
GIF Can be used in the same place as PNG.  GIFs are small file size, low resolution images used on websites. This format support transparent backgrounds and is also used for short animations. LibGuides does not support animated GIFS but you can use still GIFS (similar to PNGs)  
TIFF best for photographs and graphic design elements that need to be high quality. TIFF is a lossless format and is often used for professional work in programs like Photoshop and InDesign. TIFFs are usually very large files and are used for high quality printed materials, do not use for web graphics.  TIFF files cannot be displayed on websites. 


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