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Anatomy: Web Resources

Key Resources

The purpose of this guide is to provide key resources for the subject of anatomy.  To the right is a list of open access internet resources to aid you in your study.  There are also links to anatomy videos from YouTube, and to national and international anatomy associations

3D Anatomy for Chiropractic

Anatomy TV logo

3D Anatomy for Chiropractic is an interactive model of spinal anatomy. Users can zoom, rotate, and see various layers through animation, MRI's, X-rays, and videos. 3D Anatomy for Chiropractic is part of Anatomy.TV from Primal Pictures.

Anatomy Associations

  • American Association of Anatomists
    Organization dedicated to the advancement of anatomical science through research, education and professioinal development activities.
  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists
    Organization to support, promote, and advance anatomically and clinically-based scholarship in research, teaching, and curricular matters within the health science professions.
  • British Association of Clinical Anatomists
    An organization to advance the study and research into clinical anatomy and to achieve excellence in clinical anatomy for all health professionals and those engaged in teaching or research.

Web Resources

  • Anatomia 1522 - 1867
    Approximately 4500 full page plates and other illustrations of human anatomy from the Jason A. Hannah and Academy of Medicine collections in the history of medicine at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. Each illustration has been fully indexed using medical subject headings (MeSH), and techniques of illustration, artists, and engravers have been identified whenever possible. There are ninety-five individual titles represented, ranging in date from 1522 to 1867.
  • Anatomic Images Online (ANATQUEST)
    The National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project has produced high-resolution, cryosectional color images of human anatomy. The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications has created a database for this image dataset as well as for 3D rendered images of anatomic objects created from cryosectional images.
  • Anatomy Arcade
    Anatomy Arcade makes basic human anatomy come alive through awesome free flash games, interactives and videos.
  • Anatomy Atlases
    Anatomy Textbooks and Anatomy Atlases
  • Digital Anatomist: Interactive Atlases
    Offers many atlases on different parts of the human anatomy.
  • Dream Anatomy
    Website has many drawings from the National Library of Medicine from 1500-present.
  • Healthline Body Maps
    Arranged by body systems, the "maps" provide a 360° view of each system with zoom-in function.  Cursor over the body part to obtain the anatomical name.
  • Instant Anatomy
    Designed for medical students, the site includes diagrams, illustrations, quizzes, video and audio podcasts, and mobile apps in both iOS and Android formats.
  • Lumen-Structure of the Human Body
    Contains a series of interactive dissection exercises, a cross-sectional tutorial, and thematically-organized collection of external anatomy links.
  • NLM: Visible Human Project
    Produced by the National Library of Medicine. Offers dozens of links to three-dimensional representations of the human body.
  • Virtual Body
    Allows users to choose between Spanish and English and offers very comprehensive sections on the human brain, skeleton, human heart, and digestive tract.
  • Virtual Human Body
    Interactive 3D model of the human body. Also available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices.
  • Wiley Anatomy Lab
    Anatomy drill and practice for  various systems - skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive.


Anatomy Videos

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