Scientific publisher continues to build the database formerly known as ImagesMD. It now contains more than 2 million images, over half of which are in medicine, life sciences and pharmacy.
Now called SpringerImages, the database is “a growing collection of high-quality scientific images, tables, charts and graphs from ImagesMD, as well as images from Springer journals and books, including Open Access content.” All Jeffersonians may access the images on campus and from home, using your Jefferson Campus Key.
The images span all scientific subject areas, and are searchable through captions and keywords (both author-provided and user-generated). Bibliographic information for the sources is available, as well as one-click access to some full text, allowing users to delve deeper into the context of the image and research surrounding it. If you register for a free personal account, you’ll be able to store and manage image sets and saved searches.
Now that Springer has completed the huge content boost of incorporating its own literature into the image database, it is looking for opportunities to incorporate images from other publishers into the database, as well. The goal is to keep growing the resource across multiple publishers.
Images obtained from SpringerImages are FREE for Jeffersonians to use for most non-commercial purposes, and do NOT require any further permissions to do so; this would include use in courses, scholarly presentations and poster, and training presentations. Further rights (e.g., republication in your own articles) are managed easily through the Copyright Clearance Center.