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Human Anatomy & Physiology

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Human Anatomy & Physiology Guide


This guide provides resources for the arts. This guide is not a comprehensive list of all of the available resources available to LSC-Houston North students and faculty, but is designed to guide researchers through the research process and provide a starting point for accessing materials.



Background Research

Start your research by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some mind-mapping exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Browse Medical Encyclopedias     Browse Medical Dictionaries  

Make a Plan

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Next . . .

Find Books & Media     Find Articles 


Recommended Online Resources

  • PubMed (National Center for Biotechnology Information & National Library of Medicine)
  • MedlinePlus (also en español; National Library of Medicine) 
  • Merck Veterinary Manual
    (Merck & Co., Inc.) Concise and authoritative information on diseases and management of food-producing, companion, laboratory, and exotic animals.
  • TRIP Medical Database
    (TRIP) Evidence-based search engine retrieves research article references, clinical guidelines from major countries, clinical trials, eTextbooks, and more; create an account for more features, including links to full-text from LSC databases when you select Lone Star College in your profile.
  • PubChem (National Institute of Health)
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS)
    (Public Library of Science) 

Note to Faculty

Are you a faculty member teaching courses in this subject? If so, you can recommend resources for this guide or request a course or assignment specific guide by contacting the librarian, at