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BIO 141: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Backus-Loudoun)

This guide has been created by librarians at NOVA to help you find books, articles, videos, and other types of resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to Julie Combs,

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For individual research help, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Library Resources

Search for books on your topic in the library catalog.

  • Select 'Request Item' to have books from other NOVA libraries sent to Loudoun for pick up. 
  • eBooks are accessible through the catalog. If you see any in your search results, click 'Online access' to open.

The best way to locate articles is through the library databases.  Go to Databases by Subject and look under the category Biology (BIO) to find a list of relevant databases.  You can also perform a search in the databases below.

  • Remember not to write sentences in the search box. Search by topic keywords.
  • Look for additional keywords offered under Subject and Subject Thesaurus. Also make sure you look for toolbars that provide print, email, and citation options.

Films on Demand provides access to educational online videos on a variety of topics. Search by topic/keyword or browse the subject collections.

  • Click on the title to view the video segment.
  • Use the toolbar below the video for email, embedding, and citation.

The Human Body Video Clip Collection. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2004. Web. 14 July 2016.

The databases below provide access to rights-cleared images. Search by topic or keywords.

  • Click on the image to view more information.
  • Look for the toolbar that provides print, email, and citation options.

Search Google for your topic keywords. Look for government, education, and/or organization webpages as well as news/magazine publications. Be cautious if using Wikipedia as the content cannot be verified. If researching controversial topics, be aware of biased publications.

Google Web Search

Before using information found on a webpage, consider the following criteria to evaluate its credibility.

  • Who is the author?
  • What are his/her qualifications?
  • Why was the website created?
  • When was it last updated?
  • How reliable is the information?