Ebooks often contain many useful diagrams and illustrations. The UBC Library subscribes to thousands of different titles including manuals, handbooks, and encyclopedias across all subject disciplines. See the Library's guide to Ebooks and ebook collections for a full list of available titles.
Some resources will allow you to view a list of all illustrations within a specific title or to narrow your seach to photos, images and maps, but these functions will vary widely according to e-book. Please note, however, that you cannot download the image as a file separate from the text.
Sample ebook image:
Committee on Abrupt Climate Change. (2002). Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. Retrieved March 29, 2011, from The National Academies Plus: http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10136&page=R1.