Welcome! Click on a tab below to find books, articles, and websites for use in this course.
You'll need a College of DuPage Library card in order to use most of the resources below from off campus. If your card is not working, it may need to be reactivated.
Questions? Feel free to use my contact info to the right, stop by the Reference Desk, or contact us by email or chat.
The library has many study resources, including textbooks, models, and slides. See information below.
We have many textbooks available in the library. Head to the library catalog (it's the link titled Catalog at the top of the screen.) Try searching for anatomy and physiology and textbook to get a list of what we have.
Now look at the results screen below.
Make sure you write down
- Title and Author Info
- Date of the Book
- Location and availability of item
If you are unsure about how to locate a book in the library, ask a reference librarian.
The library has a large number of anatomy models, many of which mirror those available in the lab. See the list of models available. These are available for in-library use only.
To check these out, head to the library circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the SRC. Bring your library card.
We also have a list of slides available for in library study. Scroll to page 2 for 1552 information.
To check these out, head to the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the SRC. Library microscopes are also located on the 2nd floor of the SRC, behind the reference collection.
Getting Started: Finding Basic Information
Trying to find basic information about your disease or condition? Information such as how many people suffer from the condition, symptoms, and basic treatments can be found in an encyclopedia.
Try searching the Gale Virtual Reference Library for your condition now.
Once you've moved past encyclopedia articles, there are two good databases that I'd recommend for this assignment:
Academic Search Complete has a large variety of academic and popular articles about medical topics
Science Direct is a source of scholarly articles only (both research and review) on scientific topics.
Try searching for your disease/condition.
You can also look for subject headings to narrow your search. Click on a good article title, and then look for the subject headings in the center of the screen. If you see a good term for your search, click on it.
Not finding what you need? Check out our expanded list of biology databases.
While you're doing Google searches to either narrow your topic or in order to dig up more information on certain subject, you want to be careful to decide if the information you find is trustworthy.
When it comes to science, nearly everyone has opinions: are we getting enough Vitamin D? What will fracking do for our economy or our groundwater supply? Your job is to evaluate the information you can find through Google and Bing to find the good websites--those written by authors you can trust, with good and up-to-date information.
Authorship: Who created this website? What is their background on the topic? Are they trustworthy?
Bias: Why was the website created? What point of view does the author have? Does that limit the facts they present or how the facts are presented?
Date: How old is the information that is presented? Is it still accurate?
Questions? Check out the COD Library's guide to evaluating information.
Find directions about how to cite your sources in APA or MLA style on the library citation guide.
Finally, you are welcome to use NoodleBib if you'd like to use a program to create and organize your citations. You must "Create a New Folder" when you use NoodleBIB for the first time. Click on "I am citing a(n):," choose the type of item you are citing, and then fill in the online form. Your bibliography will be formatted for you.