Resources with Public Domain and Royalty-free Images for CME Webcasts

Note: Before using a particular image, confirm that it’s listed as public domain, royalty-free or non-copyrighted.

The New York Public Library – Digital Collections (Select “Search only public domain materials” when you search)

National Institutes of Health – National Eye Institute

American Cancer Society

General royalty-free images

Pixabay –
Dreamstime –
Public domain –

CDC-related websites:
Immunization Action Coalition –

National Cancer Institute (Only use images listed as public domain)

National Institutes on Health

National Institute on Aging

National Library of Medicine (Only use images listed as public domain)

The United State Census Bureau

U.S. Government Photos and Images


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Notes: Images and figures can be used if you cite the resource used and don’t include the STS logo.

Great images from the U.S. Department of Defense and Air Force (all are royalty-free):

Create US Maps for Free

Retina Image Bank – American Society of Retina Specialists

Global Cancer Map

Commonwealth Fund

Journals that usually require a fee for usage

Journals that usually don’t require a fee for usage



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