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Michigan State University

Health & Life Sciences Image Resources

Image Usage Information

This page discusses usage of images in print and electronic course packs, some of which are allowed for free via subscriptions negotiated by the MSU Libraries. For information on using images in course lectures and presentations see the Lectures page.

BMJ Journals

MSU affiliated users "may incorporate a limited number of BMJ journal articles or abstracts from the Licensed Material in electronic course packs or other educational materials solely for the benefit of those Authorised Users. Each such use must carry acknowledgement of the source, title, author and publisher." From BMJ Journals Licensing Terms.

Clinical Key Ebooks

Lippincott Books in Books @ Ovid

Please use the following citation on all images: Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - All Rights Reserved

McGraw-Hill Ebooks

Images from McGraw-Hill ebooks can be used in course packs with no additional permissions needed. Print-only texts from this publisher are not included and must still go through a external permissions process.



Springer Nature


For the images contained in Primal Pictures and Stat!Ref textbooks please ensure that all the copyright notices and watermarks are retained and cite the source as completely as you can.

Thieme Teaching Assisstant

The Guide to Using Thieme Images (PDF) is available as a quick introduction to downloading and managing images in Thieme.

Please note - Content, figure titles, or legends may be removed from images, but the copyright notices must remain intact. Original content may be added to an image, but the addition of third-party copyrighted material is not allowed. Content added to the images becomes the property of Thieme.

Visual DX

Visual Dx is a web-based clinical decision support system designed to aid in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional and occupational diseases, benign and malignant growths, drug-induce conditions, and other injuries. Covers more than 1,300 pediatric and adult conditions represented by nearly 30,000 images.

That point of care tool uses images from all ranges of skin tones. You can search by specific dermatological presentation/disease/disorder and scope by skin pigmentation.

The Logical Images copyright watermark must be visible and intact.

Please use the following citation on all images: Image source: Visual Dx (

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