Skip to main content

Anatomy Resources

Looking for anatomical models? Cadaver slides? The library has physical and virtual resources to support your studies

Introduction to Anatomy Imaging

Multimedia content in anatomy (MRI, CT, X-Ray, videos, images etc.) can can be found within a variety of databases and ebooks. In addition to the highlighted resources below, please see our Find it!: Multimedia guide to learn more about imaging resources available at the library.


  • Anatomically accurate 3D interactive models

  • Create customized images with your own labels and annotations, then print or save them for future use.
  • Rotate models in any direction using your mouse, zoom in/out, and choose which anatomical structures – muscles, vessel systems and organ systems – are added or removed in groups or individually, made x-ray, opaque or viewing in isolation. 

  • Flexible settings to create outline-only views - great for colouring exercises - or 3D stereograph views.

  • Link to relevant text, dissections, clinical slides, diagrams, video clips & MRI Scans

  • Quiz yourself!

  • Watch the introductory video:

ClinicalKey and Multimedia Content

ClinicalKey has an impressive collection of image and video content. The Netters images are within this interface as well  -and itmay be easier to search than the Netter Reference Collection linked above.

Search for your topic of interest, and then limit the Source Type to Multimedia.

If your interested in surgical procedures specifically, or mapping out the anatomy of a surgical procedure, you should also consider Procedure Videos -  a collection of surgical procedure videos.

limit to multimedia


Des Moines University Library