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#590 Create professional science figures with BioRender

BioRender allows you to create professional science figures in minutes using thousands of pre-made icons and templates from more than 30 fields of life sciences. You can sign up for free and you don’t need to do download any software. BioRender is free for educational use with some caveats. Here is a quick intro to… Continue reading #590 Create professional science figures with BioRender

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#589 Free medical images with SMART

Servier Medical Art (SMART) has over 3000 free medical images that you can use to illustrate your publications and Powerpoint presentations. You can search using key terms or browse the different categories such as ‘Anatomy and The Human Body’, ‘Cellular Biology’ and ‘Medical Specialities’. You can download 1 image or the entire set as a… Continue reading #589 Free medical images with SMART

Creative Commons · Digital creation · Images · Social Media · Social Media · Timesavers · Top tip

#553 Free pictures with Pexels

If you love Unsplash, then you are going to love Pexels too. Pexels is another stock photo website that provides high quality images for free! So what can you do with the photos on Pexles? All photos on Pexels are free to use. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is… Continue reading #553 Free pictures with Pexels

#5MinuteReflection · Copyright · Creative Commons · Information, data and media literacy (critical use)

#5MinuteReflection 3: Open Educational Resources (OERs)

In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Creative Commons · Images

#486 TinEye: Search for Creative Commons images by colour

TinEye is a great little tool if you are looking for images based on colour. This web based app has extracted colours from 20 million Creative Commons images on Flickr to make the images searchable by colour. You can select up to 5 colours and you can also add tags to refine your results. Here are… Continue reading #486 TinEye: Search for Creative Commons images by colour

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#349 Make a splash with Unsplash

We all love something for nothing, don’t we? Unsplash is a website full of free high-resolution photos: All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or… Continue reading #349 Make a splash with Unsplash

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#226 MorethanGoogle: Core and Base open-access research search engines

Thank you to JISC for introducing the #1minuteCPDers to these very useful search engines. Core and Base are both search engines that look exclusively at open access research, making them extremely useful. They are quite similar, but do have slightly different functions, which I cover in this brief introduction: Featured Image: “Research” by Leo Hidalgo  licenced… Continue reading #226 MorethanGoogle: Core and Base open-access research search engines