Health Sciences Image and Video Collections

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

The Bates video series provides “head to toe” and systems-based physical examination techniques.  The videos, delivered via streaming video, cover adult, infant, child, and older adult patients.  Each video may be viewed as a full volume, or chapter-by-chapter.  The eighteen available videos are:

  • Head-to-Toe Assessment Adult
  • Head-to-Toe Assessment Infant
  • Head-to-Toe Assessment Child
  • Head-to-Toe Assessment Older Adult
  • General Survey and Vital Signs
  • Skin
  • Head, Eyes, and Ears
  • Nose, Mouth, and Neck
  • Thorax and Lungs
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Peripheral Vascular System
  • Breasts and Axillae
  • Abdomen
  • Male Genitalia, Rectum, Anus, and Prostate
  • Female Genitalia, Anus, and Rectum
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Nervous System: Cranial Nerves, and Motor System
  • Nervous System: Sensory System and Reflexes
BioDigital Human™

BioDigital Human™ is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform. It allows users to create prosections and to embed the links into an online course.

Free version available upon registration

BoardVitals USMLE Step 1

BoardVitals USMLE Step 1 is a test question bank used to prepare for the actual Step 1 exam. The exam is recognized by both the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).  The BoardVitals USMLE Step 1 product contains over 1300 questions and covers all topics included in the exam.

The actual Step 1 exam has approximately 320 multiple choice test questions. You will have approximately 8 hours from start to finish. Actual testing time is ~420 minutes, giving you approximately 1.3 minutes per question. All questions include answers and detailed explanations.  Timed Mode and Review Mode are available.   

Connection Note:  Users must register to access this resource.  They may with any email address as long as they are in Rutgers IP range


"CDC-TV is a new online video delivery resource available through Web visitors can now view or download videos on a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics. Most videos are short and all include closed-captioning (some videos are also open-captioned), so they are accessible to all interested viewers. The library of videos will expand to include single-topic presentations as well as different video series focused on children, parents, and public health professionals." Available to the public


Dermnet is a website that contains over 9,000 images of skin disease. It is an educational resource for medical professionals. Pictures are sized to fit into Powerpoint presentations for use in live lectures. Publishing or posting the pictures on a website requires written permission.

HEAL, Health Education Assets Library

The Health Education Assets Library provides freely accessible digital teaching materials of the highest quality that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators and learners. Available to the public.

Images from the History of Medicine

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

This site contains some materials that may be protected by United States or foreign copyright laws. It is the users' responsibility to determine compliance with the law when reproducing, transmitting, or distributing images found in IHM.


InnerBody. A free virtual human anatomy website with detailed models of all human body systems. The site offers hundreds of interactive anatomy pictures and descriptions of thousands of objects in the body that allow users to learn about the anatomy and physiology of the region or object in focus. Browse by general region of the body, or by specific anatomical structure.

JAMA Multimedia

Contains interactive figures, videos and other multimedia from JAMA.

JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. JoVE was established as a new tool in life science publication and communication, with participation of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research. 

MD Video Education Center

The MD Video Education Center from the Brigham and Women's Hospital (teaching affiliate) of Harvard Medical School provides topical updates on procedural and treatment areas. Available to the public

Medical Images and Videos LibGuides

Medical Images and Videos LibGuides will provide students, faculty, and researchers with information on medical images and videos to assist in learning, teaching, and research. Use the tabs above to go to a section of your interest.

Medical Videos

" is an online library dedicated for videos and movies related to Medicine and Surgery to provide one easy place to find whatever a doctor, medical student, nurse or any individuals involved in medicine to find whatever he/she looks for. With a simple broadband connection you can enjoy the high quality medical videos either to learn new techniques or to be updated with the latest advances in medicine." Available to the public


The MedPix, a free web-enabled cross-platform medical image database, categorizes and classifies the image and patient data for each of several subsets of image database applications (e.g. radiology, pathology, ophthalmology, etc.). The content material is both high-quality and high-yield and includes both common and rare conditions. Most cases have a proven diagnosis (pathology, clinical follow-up). The teaching file cases are peer-reviewed by an Editorial Panel.

MEDSpace Digital Repository

MEDSpace Digital Repository, a collection of roughly 4,000 items from the Duke University Medical Center Library's Historical Images in Medicine (HIM) database. Included are digitized versions of Georg Bartisch's Ophthalmodouleia, Das ist Augendienst (1583), The Four Seasons (17th Century), Dr. Howard T. Stewart's album of eminent physicians and scientists (mid-19th Century), and a collection of over 500 medically-related bookplates. Available to the public

Open-I, National Library of Medicine’s Open Access Biomedical Images Search Engine

Open-I provided by the National Library of Medicine, is one of the key resources in searching and retrieving abstracts and images (including charts, graphs, clinical images, etc.) from the open source literature, and biomedical image collections. Open-I provides access to over 3.7 million images from about 1.2 million PubMed Central® articles; 7,470 chest x-rays with 3,955 radiology reports; 67,517 images from NLM History of Medicine collection; and 2,064 orthopedic illustrations.

PubMed Central Images

When searching the PubMed Central database, Image Search results are included in the right side tab of the article results. Available to the public

VAST: Academic Video Online

VAST: Academic Video Online is a large multidisciplinary database of searchable streaming video.

Visible Body

Visible Body offers detailed 3D models of human anatomy that can be rotated, sectioned and stripped to different layers. Users can study various body regions and test themselves by using the customizable quiz maker. Includes other supportive materials, such as MRIs, videos, slides, and biomechanical actions. Users are free to download any graphics to their desktops.


VisualDX is a differential diagnosis decision support tool, designed to be used at the point-of-care. It contains peer-reviewed information. Once a diagnosis has been established, the following information may be retrieved from VisualDX.

Wellcome Images

Wellcome Images is constantly updated with new clinical, and biomedical and historical images from the Wellcome Library, Europe's leading resource for the study of history of medicine which recently re-launched as part of the new and forthcoming Wellcome Collection. All content has been made available under a Creative Commons Licence, which allows users to copy, distribute and display the image, provided the source is fully attributed and it is used for non-commercial purposes. Available to the public