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USA Keys to Anatomy
This is the website referenced on the Anatomy Lab (HSC 5100C Lab) syllabus. To download, click here.  

Winking Skull
A free, online anatomy study guide from Thieme publishing. Users will have to complete a free site registration to access the full resources.

Gray's anatomy, 1918 ed.
Easily searchable for content and pictures. Courtesy of Bartleby.com.
 
Atlas of Muscles
From the University of Washington: atlas showing the muscles of the human body, with information on attachements, innervation, and actions.
 
A collection of anatomy atlases curated by Ronald A. Bergman, PhD. "A digital library of anatomy information." 
 
History of Anatomical Illustratsion
The history of anatomical illustration. Illustrations from the period 1500-1750. From the National Library of Medicine.
 
A collection of anatomy quizzes, games, and tests from the University of Minnesota.
 
A self-paced training module on human anatomy and physiology from the National Cancer Institute.
 
A pictoral guide to cranial nerves from Yale University School of Medicine.
 
Therapy Library
The Therapy Library provides free access to illustrated patient education materials in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Free registration is required to use the site.
ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information.  ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.  ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of education research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision making, and research.
 
EdResearch Online
"EdResearch Online is a database of over 29,900 articles from more than 200 Australian education journals." Citations only.
 
A digital library of multimedia for the instructors of health sciences.  HEAL's mission is to provide free digital materials of the highest quality that meet the needs of today's health science edcuators and learners.  HEAL enables health educators across the country to efficiently search and retrieve teaching resources from a variety of resources.
 
The 42 journals offered here are either print publications that offer selected articles fulltext on their World Wide Web Home Page, or they are "electronic journals" that exist only online.
 
Clinical presentation

Signs in radiology
Signs organized by diagnosis, body location, or name the radiographic sign.
 
A pattern approach to diagnosis, based on radiographic findings. Written by Michael L. Richardson of the University of Washington.
 
Decision-making

Imaging for Knee Tauma
The Ottawa knee-rules What are the clinical findings that indicate a need fo imaging studies – and what are the preferred studies? This educational program combines audio and visuals to explain when imaging is required.
 
Imaging for Ankle Tauma
The Ottawa knee-rules What are the clinical findings that indicate a need fo imaging studies – and what are the preferred studies? This educational program combines audio and visuals to explain when imaging is required.
 
Differential diagnosis of low back pain
A a full-text article from the Annals of Intenal Medicine. Aimed at the primary care population this article is a meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of clinical information and imaging in low back pain.
Musculoskeletal cases
From the University of Washington, Michael L. Richardson presents musculoskeletal cases, as unknowns with discussions of the pathological conditions.
 
MRI and Radiographs
Ray Ballinger MD maintains this web site that allows you to compare the appearance of pathological conditions on MRI and conventional radiography. The cases are presented either by diagnosis or as unknowns.
 
Neurological Disorders
A web site from the University Hospitals of Cleveland that presents neurological disorders with discussions. The images are mostly CTs and MRIs.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

"The American Occupational Therapy Association(AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services."
   Student Section of AOTA - Resources specific to current and prospective OT students.
  
"The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. NBCOT serves the public interest by developing, administering, and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy."
 
"The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable, scientific and educational organization founded in 1965. It exists for the advancement of occupational therapy and works in the public interest.  It accomplishes its aims primarily through programs supporting research, education, publications, and leadership development."
 
"OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. "
 
"The CIRRIE (Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information & Exchange) Database of International Rehabilitation Research currently contains almost 90,000 citations of international rehabilitation research published between 1990 and the present."
 
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
NARIC collects and provides access to results of federally funded research projects in rehabilitation.  The web site offers searching of the REHABDATA file and other databases.
 
Therapy Library
The Therapy Library provides free access to illustrated patient education materials in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Free registration is required to use the site.
 
A list of all OT related assessments and outcome measures. Sort by titles, authors, or age description. Maintained and updated wiki-style by the online community.
 
General Medical Topics

Screening - Physical Examination 
Loyola University maintains this web site that provides a brief descriptions of medical examination for the different body systems.
 
Clinical Pictures
A wealth clinical images showing pathological conditions, categorized by body region. From the University of California, San Diego.
 
Disease-related Topics

Dermatology
The New Zealand Dermatological Society maintains this web site that includes a wealth of images that allow you to identify most common skin disorders. Go to information about skin diseases and their treatment.
 
Abdominal Pain
Virtual Hospital explains the characteristics of abdominal pain, and the differential diagnosis.
 
Urogenital Conditions
The American Urological Association web site is a source of well-organized and readable information on urogenital conditions.
 
Endocrine Disease 
From Washington University in St. Louis, this website discusses the neuromuscular manifestations of endocrine diseases.
 
Pharmacology

Drug Information from RxList
Here you can look up drugs by either brand names or generic names. Note that the information on each drug is presented under many tabs, such as “description, clinical pharmacology, indications and dosage, and side effects.”
 
Medline Plus from NIH
This site provides drug information aimed more at the general public. When you query for a specific drug you will get a wide array of information on that class of drugs and the diseases treated with the drug. For information about just the drug you asked for you have to scroll down to the heading Drug Information
 
FDA Drug Page
This site not only lets you search for specific drugs but also provides wide array of information under headings, such as Drug Review Process, Clinical Trials, and Buying Drugs on the Internet
 
Radiographic anatomy

State University of New York
Conventional radiography, MRI, and CT – all with colored “overlays,” on demand, to help you identify the anatomy.
 
University of Washington  
Labeled and unlabelled images; but only conventional radiography.
 
Free full text journals and encyclopedia

Radiological Society of North America
Free full-text articles from Radiographics and Radiology for the years 1992-2002. These journals ar primarily aimed at radiologists, but go here if you have a special interest in a certain area; the articles are excellent and readable, and the image quality the best.
 
GE Medcyclopedia  
Online medical encyclopedia with an emphasis on imaging. You have to register for access to full quality images.
 
Tutorials

Basic principles of ultrasound
From Echo-Web.com
 
University of Michigan - Diagnostic Ultrasound
An excellent site for techniques, anatomical examples, and clinical examples.
 
Uniformed Services University  
Basic education, case studies, and more