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Human Anatomy

A guide to books, media, models, and other resources at Ball State University Libraries for researchers in anatomy. Access the guide directly by using this URL:

Special Resources Due to COVID-19

The University Libraries are open and welcome visitors with the expectation that all will follow pandemic-related health and safety practices.

For questions or other assistance, call (765) 285-5143 or email

Online resources and virtual library services are available through this website.

DMR Anatomical Model Collection

Many models from both the Science Library and Education, Music and Media (EMM) have been photographed from different angles and identification keys added in PDF format to the Digital Media Repository (DMR).  Click on the link below to see the collection.

The Health Library also has a few models but they have not been digitized.

Anatomical Models in the Science Library

head modelYou will need a valid BSU ID in order to check out any of the models. The loan period for the models is 2 hours and the models must remain in the Science Library (CN16).

A list of the models currently available for check out appears below. Click on the links below to view either the OneSearch or the DMR record for each item.


The Department of Biology maintains an Anatomy Study Room in CP259 where a wider selection of anatomical models can be found.  Hours for the Anatomy Study Room are posted on the door of CP259.  You may also call the Department office at 285-5961 to find out when it will be open.

Anatomy on the Web

A selection of useful websites and databases that offer online human anatomy study aides.