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The Anatomy Subject Guide

anatomyDesigned 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. You can navigate this guide using the tabs across the top:

Journals & Databases    Books   Referencing & Writing   Multimedia Resources    Postgrad Research    Websites    Biological Anthropology

The majority of the print Anatomy resources can be found in the Health Sciences Library located opposite Dunedin Hospital in the Sayers Building.

For further assistance with your research, please feel free to make an appointment to see the Anatomy Subject Librarian - Lynne Knapp

Useful quick links


ResearchRabbit is an innovative "citation-based literature mapping tool" available online. Optimise your time searching for references as you start planning your essay, minor project, or literature review.

What is Research Rabbit? A quick guide from James Cook University.

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LIBRARY 101 workshops are designed to introduce students to the Library at Otago. Learn how to navigate our libraries, and sharpen your research and referencing skills!

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LIBR103: Referencing Skills
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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

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Lynne Knapp
Health Sciences Library

Sayers Building

Ph: 479 7407

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