Time for an introduction to a resource you might not be aware you have access to through our library! Did you know that the UCF Libraries provide access to a number of streaming video collections? The John C. Hitt library on main campus UCF subscribes to a few different databases UCF students, staff, and faculty can access free of charge. Often, this even includes full-length films!
When you don’t have the option of dissecting a human body, Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is the next best choice. It offers a three-dimensional look at human anatomy with 300 narrated videos of real cadavers that retain their color, texture, and mobility.
The videos display in the reverse order of a dissection, showing the bones, then joints, muscles, and lastly, the blood, vessels and nerves. The videos also show moving muscles, tendons, and joints helping users truly visualize the structure of the human body.
Please click on the video below for a sample.
Skilled clinical anatomists dissected the cadavers. The black background of the videos accentuates the shape and definition of the body. The narration of each video precisely matches the moving images, and each body part is clearly labeled.
At the end of each volume, users have the option of taking an exam of the content. All it requires is signing up for a free account.
To view the videos:
- If you are not on the College of Medicine campus, please log in for off-campus access. Please note: the license for Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is restricted to College of Medicine faculty, staff, and students.
- Go to the Health Sciences Library website: http://med.ucf.edu/library
- Click on the “Online Databases” link on the left hand side.
- Type “Acland” in the search box or browse by subject and choose “Videos.”
- Click on the “Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy” link.
- Choose a video and enjoy!
Please contact the library if you have any questions.