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Anatomy Resources

Search for Anatomy Books

CATQuest is a powerful search engine that searches all of UVM Libraries' holdings, including books (print and electronic), journal articles, DVDs, CDs, government documents, movies, images, and more. CATQuest can be searched through the basic search box found on Dana Medical Library's homepage, or via the Advanced Search link.

Suppose you want to find a book on human anatomy. Enter the words human anatomy in the CATQuest basic search box, and click Search.


On the left sidebar, change the Sorting to Date-newest to display the most recent titles on the top of the list.

Select filters to help focus your search. For example, you might choose filters for Available in the Library, Books, and Subject = Human Anatomy.

If you want to limit to E-books, add the filter for Online Resources. This will pull up books from Dana Medical Library's E-Book collections, including ClinicalKey and AccessMedicine.

Browse for Anatomy books

In Dana Medical Library:

  • human anatomy books will be found under the call number QS, and anatomy & physiology books will be found under the call number QT
  • additional anatomy books may be found under the call numbers for each specialty area

You can also use CATQuest's Virtual Browse to find books. Simply run a search, and select the title of a relevant book. Then select the Virtual Browse option on the left tool bar. Use the left and right arrows to scroll up or down the virtual shelf.

Borrowing books from the library

Borrowing books

Bring any books you would like to borrow to the Library's main desk. Your student ID serves as your library card. The loan period differs between Howe Library and Dana Medical Library, so be sure to note when the books are due.

Renewing a book

If you'd like to keep a particular book beyond its due date, you may renew it by accessing your account online, or by calling (802) 656-2200 or emailing the request to

Hold or Recall

If you would like to borrow a book that is checked out by another patron, you may place either a Hold or a Recall on the book via your online account. You will be notified when the book is available, and it will be held for you at the circulation desk.

On occasion, an item you have checked out may be recalled by another patron. In that case, you will receive an email requesting that you return the item by a specified date.

ClinicalKey Anatomy E-Books

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine designed for health care professionals, medical and health sciences students, and librarians. It provides access to a wide variety of resources, including hundreds of popular medical and health-sciences textbooks. Off-campus access to ClinicalKey is limited to faculty, staff, and students of UVM and UVM-MC.

You can find books in ClinicalKey by searching CATQuest, or you can search ClinicalKey directly.

To browse for anatomy books in ClinicalKey, click on the Books link on the top menu. Enter the word anatomy in the search box. This will display all E-Books in ClinicalKey that contain the word anatomy in the title.

Click on the desired book, and navigate the table of contents to find the relevant section.

To download and save PDFs of book chapters, you'll need to create and log into your own ClinicalKey account.

AccessMEDICINE Anatomy E-Books

AccessMEDICINE is a comprehensive online clinical resource licensed by Dana Medical Library. Like ClinicalKey, you can search for books in AccessMEDICINE through CATQuest, or you can search it directly. Off-campus access to AccessMEDICINE is limited to faculty, staff, and students of UVM and UVM-MC.

To find anatomy books in AccessMEDICINE, click on the Books link, then click on Library

Select Basic Sciences in the left column, and navigate to the desired book.