Biological sciences: Images

Information and selected resources relevant to biological sciences

Using Images

When using images in your assignments, posters or presentations, it is important to acknowledge the source and comply with the terms of use.


© This symbol signifies that an item is protected by copyright law and restricts your ability to copy, reuse or distribute the source. Always check the terms of use to find out how an image may be used.

More information:

Creative Commons

If an image has a Creative Commons licence, you will usually see one of the following:

           'CC'             or                .

There are 6 different types of licences, which have different restrictions/terms of use. Creative Commons tends to be less restrictive than copyright, however always check the specific CC licence terms to find out how you may use an image.

Click on the links below to find out more about Creative Commons and the 6 licences:

Citing Images

For information on how to cite images using different referencing styles, please refer to the Citing & Referencing Library Guide

Sources of Images

Find all types of images, posters etc. from all over the web.
Copyright subject to the terms of each individual image.

An image library specialising in science and nature images.
All images are free to download under a Creative Commons license.

Ulysses butterfly  (Papilio ulysses) Cairns, QLD. Photographer : Willem van Aken, August 24 1998.

Images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes.
Copyright subject to the terms of each individual image.

Wellcome Images 
 Matthew Daniels, 2003, B0004985 Confocal micrograph 2003

Collection of plant sciences images contributed by staff and students of the University of Sydney.
Copyright subject to terms and conditions of image use. See website for terms & conditions of use