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Nursing Subject Guide

Library resources for nursing students

Visible Body - Virtual Anatomy and Physiology Tool

Visible Body is an interactive introduction to the structures and functions of each body system available to AU students from the library. It includes 500+ 3D model sets with directed dissections and 150+ animations that visually communicate the complex physiology of all 12 body systems, plus over 50 chapters of related material and practice quizzes.

Visual of human anatomy shown with explanatory text on a two different screens.

There are a few steps to open the interface. Choose "Anatomy & Physiology." On the following page, click "Launch." A new window will open with Visible Body. It may take a few moments to load. If prompted, sign in using your AU credentials.

You can access Visible Body anytime from the A to Z database list, which is linked under the search box on the library's home page. You can also explore physical models of the human body and its systems at Phillips Library. Ask at the front desk to check out the anatomy key.

Nursing Databases

Spartan Search

Did you know there's a way to search across all of the library's databases?

Spartan Search is the search box on the library's home page. When you click the magnifying glass search icon, a full search screen will open, giving you the option to use the advanced search and filter your results.

Learn more about choosing where to search

You can even get started with your search right here.