Anatomy and Physiology

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Welcome to the Anatomy and Physiology Research Guide.

Click on a tab below to find books, videos, articles, and websites for use in Botany classes.

You'll need a College of DuPage Library card in order to use most of the resources below from off campus. If your card is not working, it may need to be reactivated.

If you need additional help, use my contact information at the right or contact a reference librarian.

  1. Books, Models, and Videos
  2. Databases and Journals
  3. Websites

Getting Started

Use ADAM (Interactive Physiology Online) to check out the systems of the body, including videos and interactive quizzes. Login with a username of adam and a password of dupage

Looking for information on controversial topics or related to current events? Try CQ Researcher or Issues and Controversies to get background information.

Reference Works

Use reference sources to discover background information on a topic. This will help you to refine your search in the catalog and databases (as well as your thesis!).


The library has a large collection of models that can be checked out for student use at Main Circulation Desk on the second floor of the SRC. Check out our updated list of Anatomy Models. Browse by type of model or search by a specific model (AKA "stomach").


The Library owns many Anatomy & Physiology films in DVD, VHS and streaming formats. In addition, A&P microscope slides and anatomy models are available for in-library use. Check the lists of videos:


Here's our list of Anatomy and Physiology slides.

The Library subscribes to many databases that provide access to thousands of popular and credible, scholarly journals. Many databases provide access to full-text articles, while some provide information about the article only (citation). Request (for free!) through Interlibrary Loan copies of articles to which the Library doesn't have full-text access.

Access the article databases listed below.

Best Bet links: Databases and Journal Holdings


  • Anatomy Videos: MedlinePlus
    Short videos related to parts of the body and diseases and health conditions. The videos play in QuickTime format.
  • Digital 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 Player.
  • e-Anatomy: Human Anatomy, Medical imaging and Illustrations
    Hybrid website with both free and premium (for-fee subscription required) content. Diagrams, medical imaging, and 3-D images for many parts of the body.
  • The E-Skeletons Project
    Learn the bones, morphology, origin and insertion points of muscles, and joint articulation. Comparisons to gorilla, baboon, and orangutan skeletons can be made for comparative anatomy. Includes self-tests to check understanding of material.
  • Human Body Maps.
    Free, interactive visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D.
  • 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 self-quiz feature. Be sure to look at links to other websites under "Histology on the Internet."
  • 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.