Science Images and Videos: Online Government Resources
This guide provides assistance in locating government visual materials related to agriculture, astronomy, biology, conservation, earth sciences, energy, engineering, health sciences and medicine, and other related fields.
If you wish to use a restricted image, you will need to seek permission from the copyright owner. After obtaining permission, be sure to include the image credit and source along with the image.
The resources in this guide are organized by the broad scientific classes. Since many of the government sites are interdisciplinary in nature, there may be some overlap. To search across all government agencies at once for either images or videos, please use the USA.gov search. From those search results, you will generally be taken to the image hosted on the Flickr or Instagram account for the agency, along with citations.
About the Science Section
Part of the Science & Business Reading Room at the Library of Congress, the Science Section is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of science, medicine and engineering. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of science and engineering assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of science, medicine, and engineering materials.