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Databases for Anatomy and Physiology

Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy

Comprehensive 3D interactive anatomy viewer that, in addition to regional anatomy titles, includes specialty titles for Chiropractic and Sports Injuries. Click on "Primal Pictures" at the far right of the BLUE navigation menu at the top of the page to access.



Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information. Uses MeSH indexing to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.



Comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or through the UWS library’s subscriptions.


PLoS (Public Library of Science)

Searchable database of open-access science journals/articles published by PLoS.


Health and Medicine Streaming Films

Includes a number of anatomy and physiology related streaming videos including several dissection clips.


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 Key Search Terms for Anatomy and Physiology 





Cross-sectional anatomy

Superficial anatomy

Regional anatomy

Physiological phenomena

Organ systems (e.g. digestive system)

Anatomical regions (e.g. thorax)




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