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Speciality Resources

The following resources can be used to source general and medical images and multimedia.

When using images from the internet it is important to check copyright permissions, licensing and terms of use associated with the work. The following sources feature copyright cleared or Creative Commons licensed images, please ensure that acknowledgment or credit to the content creator is given and/or attribution of the source where required. If in doubt always assume that all images online are protected by copyright unless there is evidence to the contrary.

More information can be found at  Best practices for attribution and The BIPP Guide to Using Images

The following sites contain photos which can be used for free under a CC0 licence. You may use them for commercial and non-commercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or the website

Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is intended as general guidance to copyright issues when using images from the web. The authors assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this guide.

Open Access database, users install a browser extension which uses the article DOI to find Open Access versions.

Directory of Open Access Repositories. Global directory of academic Open Access repositories, searches can be carried out by region or by repository.

Kopernio adds a one-click access button to full-text research article PDFs on thousands of academic sites. Works with subscription and open access articles.

ScienceOpen is a freely accessible search and discovery platform that puts research in context.

The Open Access Button is a free tool that allows you to find free, legal articles with just a click and that will email an author to get a copy if one isn't available. It's available as a Chrome and Firefox browser plugin, as well as a website.