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The Living Skeleton
This series of xray images of the human skeleton is designed to be used with a computer projection system and for individualized computer-aided instruction. Identical images are posted in labeled and unlabeled format.

Anatomy of the Human Eye
Diagrams showing the structure of the human eye with descriptions of the function of each part.

Access Excellence Graphics Gallery
Our award winning Graphics Gallery contains labeled diagrams with explanations representing important processes of biotechnology. Each diagram is followed by a summary of information, providing a context for the process illustrated.
    From Gene to Function
    Biological Engineering
    Cell Processes
    Building Blocks
    Chromosomes and Cell Division


Graphic Libraries on the Internet

  • Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery  –   includes animals, crops, education, field research, fruits & veggies illustrations, insects, lab research, and plants

  • ARKive Images of Life on Earth gathering together the very best films and photographs of the world's species into one centralised digital library, to create a unique audio-visual record of life on Earth.

  • AMA Atlas of the Human Body

  • Bio-DiTRL Biological - Digital Teaching Resource Library includes images, animations, video clips and text excerpts for use by subscribers. Subscriptions are free.

  • Biomedia Galleries The entire site is filled with spectacular photos. One don't section is the Micronaturalist Notebook! This photo essay features "observations anyone can make with a good compound microscope, some patience, and a desire to ask questions is one of many informative and inspiring sections of the site. Students may use images and text from this site in class reports, projects, and homework. As with all images, please respect copyright law and the work of others and read Biomedia Galleries clearly written permissions page.

  • Cal Photos collection includes 212,656 plant, animal and habitat images from the University of California, Berkeley e-library. Useage guidelines are provided with each image.

  • Human Genome Project Image Gallery contains images, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, and drawings produced by or related to U. S. Department of Energy Genomics Programs.

  • National Cancer Institute's Understanding Cancer Series contains approximately 400 life science graphics available in PDF and PowerPoint formats that may be downloaded. The art presented here is copyrighted and distributed free of charge for educational purposes.

  • Pics4Learning is a collection of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.

  • Wikimedia Commons makes available to all, public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips). Everyone is allowed to copy, use and modify any files here freely as long as the source and the authors are credited and as long as users release their copies/improvements under the same freedom to others.

Animation Collections
Page updated: 16 September 2009

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