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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.

Ball State Libraries recently purchased a few modules of, a resource that has a lot to offer anyone interested in how the human body works mechanically.

You can access this resource directly through the above link or find it on our Databases page under the Health subject area (see figure below).

Video and 3D animations that you can turn, add/remove layers, and isolate specific structures allowing students and faculty alike to experience anatomy in real-time from virtually any location. Fact sheets, handouts, images, and even quizzes can also be found in

The modules you can access through our proxy server are owned by Ball State. University Libraries purchased them outright so that we own full rights to access and usage.

The modules: Anatomy for Exercise, Anatomy for Otolaryngology, Anatomy for Yoga, Audiology, Functional Anatomy, Interactive Learning Activities for SLP, Speech Language Pathology, Sports Injuries: Foot 2/e

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 Library.

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.