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Pharmacy: Using images from Library databases

An instructional pathfinder for HPD College of Pharmacy students and faculty


The following databases have direct export of image functionality built-in.  For more information regarding our license with each vendor, please contact the Director of Technical Services - Todd Puccio OR the NSU Copyright Officer - Stephen Carlisle

Access databases (MsGrawHill)

In any of these databases you can search for images by clicking on the Multimedia tab in the horizontal menu bar and selecting Images. You can also do a keyword search in the main search bar and limit to images by selecting the Images filter in the search results page near the bottom of the left hand menu column.

Clicking on an image will allow you to download it as a powerpoint.


How to download: Display image and then click on icon to upper right of image to 'Save Image as PowerPoint slide'. 
How to cite: Example:
Amirsys, Inc. (2013). Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Fig. 4. Retrieved from Amirsys Imaging Reference Center.


Amirsys, Inc. (2013). Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Fig. 4. Retrieved from Amirsys Pathology Reference Center.

Clinical Key

To find images:

Searches can be limited to images by selecting Multimedia in the orange drop down menu to the left of the search bar that defaults to All. Or search for a keyword and limit the source type to Images.

To download images:

To download images you must sign up for and/or log in to your ClinicalKey account. Use your email as your username and sign up for it while accessing ClinicalKey through the NSU Library link above. ClinicalKey will save all the images to your account and you can go to the "presentations" folder in your account to download a powerpoint of images to your personal desktop.

1. For a single image:

In a book: Click the image you would like to download and either select the "save" or "add to presentation" icon.

From the search results page: Once selected click the "add to presentation" icons at the top right of the results page to download the image to your ClinicalKey account's "presentation" folder.

2. For multiple images:

To select multiple images from the image results page make sure the "Subscribed Content" box is checked. Then select multiple images by clicking on the box in their upper right hand corner. This box will change from transparent to orange when an image is selected.

Once selected click the "add to presentation" icons at the top right of the results page to download the images to your ClinicalKey account's "presentation" folder.

LWW Health Libraries

To find images you may:
1. Search for a keyword in the main search box. On the results pages scroll down and select "image" as the content type - found under Media in the left-side menu. You can narrow further by subject or specific title in the same menu.

2. Search within a specific text by choosing the texts button on the homepage followed by narrowing it to subject and selecting an individual book and then choosing images in the left-side menu under the link to the textbook's table of contents. From there you can choose a chapter to view all the images within it.

To download and save images you have two options:
1) Click View Original and the image will open in a new browser tab/page, right click, and select Save Image As or Save Picture As. The figure caption and citation information do not appear in saved images, so make sure to note where an image came from when downloading them to your computer.

2) Click Slide (.ppt), the image will open as a PowerPoint slide with all of the image attributes including the title of the chapter; the name of the textbook, its edition and publication date; and a copyright statement.

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

Primal Pictures

Q. Can you export the images to another program?

You can copy and paste all of the text as well as the images in the 3D-model window and all of the slides. These can then be pasted in to nearly any other word-processing. graphics or other electronic program, including Microsoft Powerpoint.

See our demo of how to copy or save images

Our images can only be used for PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL purposes. For any commercial usage of the images, please contact us or see our Permitted use of content text.  Full terms and conditions for usage of our software can be found here

Q. What are the copyright restrictions on the use of your images and content?

All our products and all images within the products are protected by copyright. The products and images can only be used for private educational purposes, unless a specific license is purchased for any other usage.  You cannot upload our anatomy videos to YouTube or any other website/blogsite without prior permission from us. Contact us for more information.  

For any commercial usage of the images, please contact us.

The products allow you to ‘copy and paste’ all of the text as well as the images in the 3D-model window and all of the slides. These can then be pasted into nearly any other word-processing or graphics program, including Powerpoint. This again is designed solely as a service for private educational uses. Like any publisher, Primal Pictures protects itself against copyright infringement.


Q. What can I use the images/content for and what requires additional licensing?

Non-commercial/non-profit use

  • Private educational use – lectures to students and colleagues
  • Using images in PowerPoint presentations (when not for sale)
  • Patient education handouts (when not for sale)

Non-commercial/non-profit use is allowed and does not require any additional permission or license. However, Primal Pictures Ltd must always be credited as the source of the images as we maintain intellectual property rights and copyright to all material.

Please ensure we are credited as follows:

3D anatomy images.  Copyright of Primal Pictures Ltd.

Public domain and commercial/for profit use

  • Websites
  • Books
  • Videos
  • TV programmes
  • Journal articles
  • Paid for courses (including CME/CPD courses) – both web-based, published on disc or live
  • Paid for examinations, tests or quizzes
  • Use in medical devices

Written permission from Primal Pictures Ltd is required as well as a formal license agreement covering the specific use of the images and a license fee (negotiated on a per project basis).

Red Book Online

  • Creates ready-to-use slides for teaching and printing

In the Red Book Visual Library Click on the [Download .ppt] button located under each image

For non-commercial education use, contact

For commercial use, see


Users can search for medical drawings, diagrams, charts, and graphics. These images can be used for presentations, posters, learning aids, or for patient education.

To search for images in UpToDate:

1. Once you’re in UpToDate click on the down arrow next to search box and select “Graphics”

2. Enter your search terms and click on the blue magnifying glass to perform your search

Users have the option of exporting UpToDate images to PowerPoint. It is also easy to print or email images.  

After clicking on the image, use the options at the top of the image/screen to export, print, or email the image.  UpToDate copyright information will be included with the image.  UpToDate images can be used for no cost and no additional copyright permissions for educational purposes (including presentations, conference posters, etc.). Users would need to seek copyright permission from UpToDate to use images in published articles, textbooks, or other commercial products.

Visual DX

Note: Images can be added to course materials by opening an image in full-page view, press and hold the [CTRL] key and the print screen [PrtScr] on your keyboard, and paste the screen capture into your document. The Logical Images copyright watermark must be visible and intact.

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