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Finding and Using Images: Government Image Collections

Selected sources and tools for finding, citing, and editing images -- both general and medical.

US Government Image Collections

jellyfish anatomy

Credit: National Science Foundation

Government materials are in the Public Domain. For public domain images, there is no copyright, no permission required, and no charge for their use. The majority of the images in these collections are in the public domain, but a few include images that may be protected by copyright. In those cases, it will be posted on the website's main page. For those sites it is important to select carefully if you do not want to obtain permissions for use.