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Anatomy and Physiology Resource Guide

Use this guide to discover relevant resources for anatomy and physiology. Know of a great anatomy resource that's not included here? Let us know!

Just getting started with searching?

For a general introduction to finding articles with databases, check out either of the research guides below:

For information specific to health science resources, keep scrolling!

Best Bet Databases for Anatomy and Physiology Research

Other Databases to Know

Subject Terms and Controlled Vocabulary

Most databases and search tools organize content using what's called a "controlled vocabulary." That means that there are specific search terms that will retrieve results about a topic.

When you are doing research about a topic, it is useful to spend a few minutes getting acquainted with the subject terms used by each database for that topic. Use the database's Thesaurus to search for subject terms, browse for subject terms, understand the topic hierarchy, or add subject terms to your search.

Remember, the tool can't read your mind. It's designed to be comprehensive and efficient, but you'll need to adapt your communication to it.

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