SCI202: Anatomy & Physiology II

Professor Harrison Murbi

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This guide is designed to help you research anatomy & physiology topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.
  • William Hoag: Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes BPL)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

Below are general search terms, there are many sub topics that apply to different systems of the body such as "reproductive system". Use specific terms when needed.

General Terms:
  • "Anatomy and Physiology"
  • "Human Body"
  • "Human Anatomy"
  • "Human Physiology"

Specific Terms:
  • "Cardiovascular System"
  • "Digestive System"
  • "Respiratory System"
  • "Reproductive System"
  • "Urinary System"

New Books

Survival guide for anatomy and physiology : tips, techniques, and shortcuts for learning about the structure and function of the human body with style, ease, and good humor: QP35 .P388 2006

The architecture and design of man and woman : the marvel of the human body, revealed: QM25 .T748 2004

The biophysical foundations of human movement: QP303 .B586 2005

Reference Books

General A & P

Anatomy of the Human Body, Philadelphia : Lea & Febiger, 1985. Ref. QM23.2 .G73 1985
Anatomy & Physiology, by Gary Thilbodeau, St. Louis : Mosby, 1999. Ref. QP34.5 .T49 1999
The Skeletal System, by Eveln B. Kelly, Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004. Ref. QM101 .K44 2004


Atlas of Human Anatomy, New York : Macmillan, 1964. Ref. QM25 .K54 1964
Grant's Atlas of Anatomy, Baltimore : Williams & Wilkins, 1991. Ref. QM25 .A38 1991
Gray's Anatomy, Edinburgh; New York : Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2005. Ref. QM23.2 .G73 2005


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about Anatomy & Physiology topics.
  • National Geographic
  • Scientific American
  • Check nursing journals for specific body system information


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.
Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including over 400 articles mentioning "anatomy and physiology", 2,800 articles mentioning "human body", 800 mentioning "human anatomy" and 700 using "human physiology"
Nursing/Health database that will help when doing research about specific body systems ( example: reproductive system).
Good charts, animations and atlases for A & P research.
Contains access to 320 full text science journals covering all fields of science. Over 80 articles mentioning anatomy and physiology,
270 mentioning "human body", 90 mentioning human and body and 1,700 mentioning "human physiology"

Web sites

There are many good anatomy & physiology web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

General Anatomy & Physiology

Cardiovascular System

Digestive System

Respiratory System

Reproduction System

Urinary System

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 09/26/07 by Wiliam Hoag: