This guide lists sources of information for anatomy and physiology. It is not inclusive, but is meant to provide a starting place when you are looking for information. For additional information, please talk with a librarian.

Locating Books

Click on Minerva, the library's online catalog, to search for books owned by the library. Use Minerva, the library's online catalog, to search for books owned by the library. To search Minerva, click on Finding Books and then Go to Minerva. Typical subject headings to search under include: Anatomy, Body Human, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Musculoskeletal, Neuroanatomy , etc. Also, try combining the terms Anatomy and Physiology with other terms to narrow your search results. For browsing purposes, the call number range for the majority of anatomy & physiology books is: QS (Human Anatomy) QT (Physiology), WE (Musculoskeletal System), WL 101 (Neuroanatomy).

Locating Journal Articles

Click on Finding Articles. Scroll down and click on Go to Online Resources and Journal Indexes. To find articles in journals, choose an index or resource from the alphabetical list. Or, click on one of the subject areas at the top of the screen to see only the indexes and resources appropriate for that subject. A few of the appropriate ones for anatomy & physiology topics are listed below. You will then have to check our List of Journal Subscriptions to see if Sawyer Library owns the journal an article is in. The list may be accessed from the library's Finding Articles page. Printed copies are also available.

Health Source Plus
An index of articles from more than 270 health journals, 1,100 health pamphlets, and 20 health reference books. *It includes the full text of many articles. Searches may be limited to only peer reviewed articles. (Off-campus access: last name & library barcode number preceded by HUS)

PubMed (Medline)
A free Internet version of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database, it is an index of articles covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. It contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,000 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. *Articles can be ordered via the interlibrary loan service called Lonesome Doc. To register, follow on-screen registration directions. The library's LIBID is MEUHUS.

Some of the journals owned by Sawyer Library appropriate for anatomy & physiology include:

Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Gait and Posture

Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery

Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Motor Control

Neurologic Clinics

Neurology Report


World Wide Web Sites

Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section []

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body []

Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology on the Internet []

Intute: health and life sciences []

Visible Human Project []
(A Project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.)

LUMEN: Structures of the Human Body []