Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Clinical Externship Guides: Clinical Image Databases

Clinical Image Databases


Databases for Tables, Charts, Figures, and Images

The library has access to four databases that allow students to download images for PPT presentations. More often than not, these PPT slides will be pre-cited. It is your responsibility to check that slides are pre-cited and are in the correct format for you presentation. In addition, please do not remove pre-formatted material from the slide (e.g. database logos).

Q: Are these available for commercial purposes, either for use in my research paper, manual, etc.
A: While fair use and our database vendors allow you to use slides for academic purposes, it you want to use slides for commercial purposes, you should ask for permission from the publisher/database
vendor beforehand.

Q: Do I have to create a free account in the databases to access the PowerPoint builder?
A: Yes, and, no. ClinicalKey requires that you create a free account to download slides, but UpToDate, AccessMedicine, BMJ Case Report, and NEJM do not. However, we encourage all users to create
free accounts in their most heavily used databases because you will unlock advanced features (e.g. following topics, receiving email alerts, favorite content, etc.).

Q: Does the library have database guides with more information about creating an account, advanced features, best practices, etc.?
A: Yes! Visit our Database Guides page.

Searching for Tables, Charts, Figures, and Images

1. Search AccessMedicine for a specific topic or image.

2. Click "Images" or "Tables.

3. Click "View in Context" to open the desired image or table and click "Download".

1. A broad search will create results page that includes images from eBooks and eJournals.

Helpful Hint: If you are looking for images from only eBooks, the simplest method is to open a specific eBook  and search for images within that specific eBook.

2. Add an Image to your presentation builder by clicking the "Add to Presentation" icon and select a folder. 

3. Access and export your presentation to PowerPoint from your account dashboard.

1. Search New England Journal of Medicine for a specific topic or image.

2. Click "Figures/Multimedia" and then "Media Types" to customize the results page. 

3. Download images as PDFs. 

1. Search UpToDate for a specific topic or image.

2. To access images, click "Graphics", then select the image and click "Export to Powerporint".

Frank Talk


Colorado Campus 8401 S. Chambers Road, Parker, CO 80134 | Tel(720) 875-2847 

Utah Campus 255 E. Center Street, Ivins, UT 84738 | Tel(435) 222-1333