Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide
Databases: Links to databases indexing magazine, journal and newspaper articles
Library Catalogs: Books, videos and other audiovisuals
Anatomy Models and Microscope Slides on Reserve
Bring your Library card and check out models and slides from the Circulation Desk for a 2-hour loan.
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Reference Works: Find backgound information, illustrations and data
Internet Science Sites: Major science gateways
Comprehensive search engine for science-specific topics. Results cite Science Web sites and provide abstracts from Medline, Science Direct, U.S. Patent office documents and more.
The gateway to government science information. Provides access to over 47 million pages of government science information from 30 databases and 1700 websites, many part of the "deep web" that is inaccesible to search engines.
- HighWire Press
A division of the Stanford University Libraries, this is the largest repository of free full-text life science articles in the world. Search for PubMed articles, access the contents of 780 HighWire hosted journals, and find listings in other free and pay-for-view sources.
Internet Anatomy & Physiology Sites
- Anatomist Project: Interactive Atlases
2-D and 3-D views (with labeling available) and movies of many parts of the human anatomy.
- BBC: Interactive Body
Basic information on parts of the body that challenges you to assemble various organs, bones and muscles in the right places, and tests your nervous system and senses. Requires Flash 5.
- The E-Skeletons Project
Learn the bones, morphology, origin and insertion points of muscles, and joint articulation. Comparisons to gorilla, baboon, and orangutan skeltons can be made for comparative anatomy. Includes self-tests to check understanding of material.
- LUMEN: Loyola University Medical Center Gross Anatomy Tutorial
Illustrated tutorials to support the Structure of the Human Body course. Self-quizzes to help students learn human anatomy. Many more web-based links are listed under "Anatomy on the Internet."
- LUMEN: Loyola University Medical Center Zoomified Histology
Examples and explanations using hundreds of slides to illustrate 22 topics in histology. Includes lab practical sel-quiz feature. Be sure to look at links to other websites under "Histology on the Internet."
- Understanding the Immune System
A self-study primer that illustrates and explains the immune system, the complex network of specialized cells and organs that distinguishes between self and foreign molecules inside the body.
- The Virtual Body
English and Spanish guide to the anatomy of the body.
- Whole Brain Atlas
From Harvard Medical School, images and identification of the parts of the normal brain and brains affected by disease or stroke.
- Yahoo's Index of Biological Links
Search for information by biological subject categories or by keyword
3D anatomical atlas that had previously been Google Body. Rotate the female or male body, zoom in, choose to look at muscles, bones, organs, heart, brain, or systems such as circulatory, nervous or lymph. Click to see name of structure or search for it by typing in search box. Use Firefox, Safari, Chrome or Opera to view the images.
Citing sources: MLA, APA and CBE (Biology) formats