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Multimedia Resources - e-Resources, Podcasts, Videos & Images

Postgrad Research - Theses, Research Repositories, Conferences, Historical Collections, Open Access & How to keep up to date

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  • Digitised Diseases
    Digitised Diseases is an open access resource featuring human bones which have been digitised using 3D laser scanning, CT and radiography. The resource focuses on a wide range of pathological type specimens from archaeological and historical medical collections, specifically examples of chronic diseases which affect the human skeleton for which many of the physical changes are often not directly observable within clinical practice. Of major interest to many will be high fidelity photo-realistic digital representations of 3D bones that can be viewed, downloaded and manipulated on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • JoVe - Neuroscience
    JoVE Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary section devoted to investigations of the structure, function, physiology, and pathophysiology of the brain and nervous system. Included methodologies range from molecular and cellular level studies to full central and peripheral neural systems. Potential treatment platforms and surgical techniques for neurological diseases and disorders are also presented in this section.
    Brainfacts is a website the features all sorts of information about the brain including brain basics, sensing, thinking and behaving, and diseases and disorders. The site is a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience, all leading global nonprofit organizations working to advance brain research.
  • New Anatomy Books
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  • Latest news from the Anatomy Department
  • Special Collections - Medical Rare Books
    The Monro Collection comprises manuscripts and books amassed by the Monro family: Alexander (father; primus), Alexander (son; secundus); and Alexander (grandson; tertius). The Monro dynasty held the Chair of Anatomy at Edinburgh University from 1720 to 1846. These include a second edition of Vesalius: Humani Corporiis Fabrica. This Collection was once at the Medical Library, and has been recently transferred to Special Collections at the Central Library.

The Anatomy Subject Guide...

Designed to be useful, relevant and user-friendly, this guide will provide you with access to a range of key library and information resources to aid your studies/research in Anatomy. It is however a work in progress, so in order to maintain up-to-date and relevant content we welcome suggestions from you the user. Refer to the Feedback box on this page.

The Anatomy Resources can be found in the Medical Library located opposite Dunedin Hospital in the Sayers Building.

If you are a Biological Anthropology student please take a look at the Biological Anthropology tab in the Anthropology Subject Guide.

For further assistance, you can make an appointment to see the Subject Specialist Librarian - Christy Ballard.


Plan your search

Before you start searching the databases,  it helps to take time to plan your search.

Step 1:  Clearly define the topic or research question

Step 2:  Divide the topic or question into separate key concepts

Step 3:  Select alternative search terms and synonyms for each concept

Step 4:  Consider using text word symbols such as truncation and "phrase searching"

Step 5:  Select search terms to combine using Boolean logic - AND, OR, NOT

Step 6:  Select relevant databases via the Library homepage or your Subject Guide

Step 7:  When searching a database look for subject heading options

Step 8:  Run text word searches to complement subject heading searches

Step 9:  Review the results and modify your search strategy as required

Subject Librarian | Kaitiaki Pukapuka Whaiora

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Christy Ballard

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