Human Anatomy & Physiology Subject Guide
guides are designed to help students begin the research process,
find reputable sources, and save time.
the Library Catalog for Books & Other Materials
books and other materials in CCSF Libraries, select the Library
Catalog from the Library's Homepage. You will notice
many ways to search, such as Title, Author, Subject, Subject Keyword,
Examples of subject headings include: Human anatomy, Physiology, Human
physiology, Nervous system, Brain, Mind and body, Pain, Memory, Aging,
Sex differences, Histology, Stress, Exercise -- physiological aspects,
include books, sample tests, class notes, and other items that instructors
put at the library for class use. The check out time is shorter
than regular circulating books.
To search for
a book on reserve in the Library
Catalog, select either Reserves
by Course or Reserves by Instructor.
When you have
located the materials, write down the Call Number and Title and
present this to a staff person at the Circulation Desk.
Browsing the Library Collection
in the Library are shelved by call number according to the Library
of Congress classification system. Books are arranged on the
shelves by subject. Relevant areas in the collection to find materials
on human anatomy and physiology include:
CALL NUMBER RANGE
Key Reference Sources
provide background information and overviews on a given topic. Some
relevant reference books include:
Bullock, John, Joseph Boyle III, and Michael B. Wang. Physiology.
4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001.
QP41 .P492 2001 John Adams Reference
Clayman, Charles B.,
ed. The Human Body: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure,
Function, and Disorders. London: Dorling Kindersley, 1995.
QP38 .H7933 1995 John Adams Reference, Rosenberg Reference
ed. Encyclopedia of Human Biology. 2nd ed. 9 vols.
San Diego: Academic Press, 1997.
QP11 .E53 1997 Rosenberg Reference
Anatomy. 38th ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1995.
QM23.2 .G73 1995 John Adams Reference, Rosenberg Reference
C. and John E. Hall. Textbook of Medical Physiology.
9th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1996.
QP34.5 .G9 1996 Rosenberg Reference
Merck Manual of Medical Information. 1997 ed. Whitehouse
Station, NJ: Merck.
RC81 .M535 1997 Downtown Reference, John Adams Reference, Rosenberg
Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary. 6th ed.
St. Louis: Mosby, 2002.
R121 .M89 2002 John Adams Reference
Activity, Aging, and Sports. 4 vols. Albany, NY: Center
for the Study of Aging, 1989-95.
QP301 .P545 Rosenberg Reference
R., Trent D. Stephens, and Philip Tate. Anatomy & physiology.
4th ed. Boston, Mass.: WCB/McGraw-Hill, 1998.
QP34.5 .S4 1998 Rosenberg Reference
C. Current Med Talk: A Dictionary of Medical Terms, Slang
& Jargon. Stamford, Conn.: Appleton & Lange, 1995.
R121 .S4287 1995 Rosenberg Reference
Van De Graaff,
Kent M. Human Anatomy. 5th ed. Boston, Mass.: WCB/McGraw-Hill,
QM23.2 .V36 1998 Rosenberg Reference
for Articles in Periodical Databases
group together journal, magazine, and newspaper articles by subject.
They also usually provide abstracts (brief summaries) and the full
text of the articles. Do you need help identifying the differences
journal v. popular magazine articles?
databases are part of the private, passworded Web, so you
will need to have a current CCSF ID card with a barcode to access
those that CCSF subscribes to. You get the free barcode from the
Library either in person or online.
Infotrac is a brand name for several databases with coverage from
1980 to the present. Most useful for physiology topics are the InfoTrac
Health Reference Center, Health and Wellness Resource Center, and
the OneFile. These databases let you limit your results to articles
only from scholarly journals by checking the box "Refereed titles."
Provides full text indexing of the Christian Science Monitor,
Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street journal, and
Washington Post -- Time periods vary.
SFPL - Electronic
Resources, Magazines, and Newspapers
San Francisco Public Library subscribes to many periodical and reference
databases. You must have a San Francisco Public
Library card number to access them. Once you have entered
your barcode number, select the subject -Health.
are some examples of academic/scholarly web sites pertaining to
art and art history. If you use a search engine, such as Google,
remember to evaluate
the quality of the results.
Medial Association. Atlas of the Body
This site provides full color diagrams and explanatory text for
certain parts of the human body.
Online version of the 1918 edition of the classic anatomy text.
Search by topics, by keywords, and by browsing thumbnail sketches.
The illustrations reproduce the original engravings.
A database of recent press releases on medical topics. This is a
good place to find information about recently published studies
from the researchers and sponsoring institutions. The site provides
an advanced searching menu, as well as keyword searching.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. 17th ed. http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/
Searchable online version, based on the 1999 edition, but with some
topics updated more recently. This medical text is intended for
health professionals. Access information through the table of contents
or through keyword searching.
Merck Manual of Medical Information—Home Edition Online. 2000.
Similar in scope and organization to the Merck Manual of Diagnosis
and Therapy, but intended for a more general audience.
Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus
Intended for a general audience, this gateway site offers many resources
for health science. These include a dictionary, an encyclopedia
and directories. The Health Topics page leads to topic specific
web resources from government agencies and non-profit organizations
such as the American Cancer Society, American Medical Association,
Library of Medicine. PubMed
On this site the National Library of Medicine provides access to
articles from professional journals, textbooks, a database of websites,
and other valuable sources of information on health issues.
welcome your questions and can help you with your research. For
additional help you may go to the Reference Desk at any of the
5 CCSF campus libraries or telephone:
- Alice Statler
- John Adams
Campus Library: 415-550-4353
Campus library: 415-267-6513
Electronic Reference Service to CCSF students, faculty, staff and
registered community users. Use this service when you are NOT in
a CCSF library.
and Web Research Workshops
FIfty minute workshops are given throughout the semester on effective
methods in searching for books, articles and information on the
and Citing Information Sources
Several useful sources for evaluating the quality of web pages,
how to prepare citations for a "Bibliography" or "Works Cited" list,
and how to avoid plagiarism.
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