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Anatomy Resources: Home: Databases, Websites, and Journals

This guide will describe the anatomy resources available from the Library.

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Access our Anatomy E-Books and Electronic Atlases Here


Anatomical Models

We have anatomical models available to check out of the D'Angelo and Dawson Libraries. Please ask a library staff member for assistance.


Free Anatomy Websites

The National Library of Medicine Visible Human Project
Publicly-available complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of human bodies, including cross-sectional cryosections, CT, and MRI images.

University of Wisconsin Gross Anatomy Dissections
Streaming videos of real human dissections.

Animated text narrations and quizzes to explain the structures and functions of the human body systems.

Inner Body Explorer
Review human anatomy.

High-quality dissection photos, 3D models, dissection manuals, video lectures, and quizzes from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Interactive Online Dissection Tools

Online Interactive Dissection Tools

An online dissection simulation lab. Tilt, rotate, and dissect real specimens layer-by-layer to study anatomical structures as though you were at the dissection lab.

Instructions: In order to use this resource, click here. You will be prompted to create an account. Fill out the requested information and use your e-mail address. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a password, and then you will be able to access the tool for free. If you encounter any problems, please contact library staff at

The document below has detailed instructions on how to access and use all of the features of 4D Interactive Anatomy:

This software provides you with an integrated environment for anatomical education and reference. With the ability to interact with correlated 3D and cross-sectional views of over 2,000 anatomical structures through identification, dissection, assembly and rotation, the VH Dissector helps you understand the complex three-dimensional structure of the human body.

Instructions: In order to use this resource, click here. Submit your e-mail address, and you will receive a product key and instructions for downloading the software. If you encounter any problems, please contact library staff at

The documents below have detailed instructions on how to access and use VH Dissector:

More Electronic Resources for Anatomy

  • Thieme Dissector

200+ dissection videos alongside a three-volume anatomy book with detailed diagrams and images.
Volume 1: Upper Limb and Thorax
Volume 2: Abdomen & Lower Limb
Volume 3: Head, Neck and Brain

Video atlas of human anatomy offering a 3D learning experience.

Thieme Teaching Assistant Anatomy consists of the 2,200 illustrations and clinical images from Gilroy's Atlas of Anatomy. To use the images you will need to create your own personal account (free for KCU students and faculty).

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