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LibGuides (VCC)New Anatomy & Physiology resources, on the web and from the VCC Library
Anatomical Terminology A good interactive tutorial to practice anatomical terminology like superior/inferior, proximal/distal, medial/lateral, etc. New View body structures interactively via anatomical renderings, MRI slices, pathology slides, as well as Flash movies and animations. 3D perspectives* are also available (*Unity Web Player must be installed). Test yourself with interactive quizzes on both regional and functional anatomy.
Gray's AnatomyNew Includes 1,247 engravings from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries.
WebAnatomy A collection of quizzes and self-tests on intro-level A&P from University of Minnesota.
Gastrointestinal System AnatomyNew An interactive tutorial to help you learn and practice identifying organs in the gastrointestinal system
Structure of the KidneyNew An interactive tutorial to help you learn and practice identifying parts of the kidney
Anatomy and Function of the Brain An interactive tutorial to help you learn the parts and function of the brain
Get Body SmartNew Animated Text Narrations and Quizzes to Explain the Structures and Functions of the Human Body Systems
You and Your Hormones A web-based project by the Society for Endocrinology that aims to give patients and the general public access to reliable online information on endocrine science.
Histology GuideNew Histology is the study of the microanatomy of cells, tissues, and organs as seen through a microscope. It examines the correlation between structure and function. Histology Guide teaches the visual art of recognizing the structure of cells and tissues and understanding how this is determined by their function.
Virtual Compound MicroscopeNew An awesome simulation of a compound microscope by the University of Delaware (Flash required)
Guide to Reading Journal ArticlesNew A concise guide from KPU outlining the parts of an academic article and how to effectively read journal articles for research (PDF)

Textbook Links

OpenStax: Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors
Study Guide for A&P (Saladin)New Study Guide for A&P: The Unity of Form and Function (Saladin)

Tutorial Links

Microscope Measurement

Useful website to practice calculating the diameter of field of view under different magnifications and size of object

Microscope Tutorial

Useful website to practice microscope manipulation
YOUTUBE: Microscope Tutorial (Part 1) John Sowash demonstrates: 1. Parts of the microscope 2. Parts that you can adjust 3. Using your microscope (7:15)
YOUTUBE: Microscope Tutorial (Part 2) John Sowash demonstrates: 1. Total Magnification 2. Common mistakes (4:15)