April 1, 2010 (Vol. 30, No. 7)
Strong Points: Nice collection of images and links
Weak Points: The site can be slow to load at times
Isn’t it frustrating to be putting together a document or presentation, only to realize that it could really use some good images and alas, you can’t find any? Thankfully, there’s ImageBank, hosted by The Higher Education Academy at the UK Centre for Bioscience. This collection of images offers the perfect remedy to that graphically challenged scientific talk or bland lecture. One can browse the collection or search by organism, but in either case, you can add images of interest to a folder that can be accessed at any time during your stay on the site. In addition to being a great image resource itself, the ImageBank site provides a number of links to other image-hosting pages, organized by subject. These include agriculture and forestry, cell biology, and moving images, to name a few.