Are you doing research in politics or looking for some juicy bits for a blog posting? Take a look at the Political Ads Database, which is operated by the Washington Post. You can browse by candidate, organization, state, party, race, etc. So far the collection appears to be limited to the year 2006.
Effective January 1st, the entire OhioLINK community has access to Images.MD.
Images.MD, the online encyclopedia of medical images, compiles more than 55,000 images from more than 90 collections ranging from allergy to urology, each accompanied by detailed and informative text contributed by more than 2,000 medical experts.
Members of OhioLink have free access to full-sized, high quality images in step with the latest developments in medicine. By filling out a simple registration form, you can also start your own image library, create PowerPoint® presentations of images in your library, and order customized CD-ROMs of your favorite slides.
Images Canada provides central search access to the thousands of images held on the websites of participating Canadian cultural institutions. Through Images Canada, you can find images of the Canadian events, people, places and things that make up our collective heritage. Read more...
On February 24, 2006, the Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Google Co-Founder and President of Technology Sergey Brin announced the launch of a pilot program to make holdings of the National Archives available for free online. This non-exclusive agreement will enable researchers and the general public to access a diverse collection of historic movies, documentaries and other films from the National Archives via Google Video as well as the National Archives website.
If you are looking for digital images to enhance your presentations, papers or web site look at the following two sites.
SXC,The Stock Exchange is a great source for digital images. SXC is a friendly community of photographers who generously offer their work to the public for free. It was launched in Feb. 2001 as an alternative to expensive stock photography. There are 199,167 photos online and more are added every day.The majority are copyright and permission free.
New York Public Library NYPL Digital Gallery is a free service from The New York Public Library offering hundreds of thousands of digital images of historical materials from the Research Libraries' original, rare and specialized holdings. NYPL provides free and open access to its Digital Gallery and images may be freely downloaded for personal, research and study purposes only. NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 450,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.