Hi! The dust is settling on my new job and routine and I've been thinking about writing for Reference Site of the Day for too long- it's time to finally do it!
I'm very encouraged by the statistics for this blog. I'm seeing increased traffic from overseas, esp. developing areas that are underserved by library services but still in need of quality (and free) information. The search terms leading users to the blog are encouraging as well: posts are being discovered based on both topic and resource names with oftentimes a nice match between the resource and keywords used. I hope this continues, as a major goal of this blog is to publicize free and reliable information resources for public libraries, researchers, and underserved communities in all regions of the world.
Today's resource is Anatomy Atlases. I know I promised several of you that this blog wouldn't be "all about science" now that I work at a hospital, but this is an excellent site for all kinds of users. And as public librarians know, anatomy textbooks and resources have a way of not making it back to the library at the end of the semester. So an online version for nursing and other science undergraduates is a useful reference to have on hand.
Anatomy Atlases is curated by Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D. The mission of the site is "To educate patients, healthcare providers, and students in a free and anonymous manner" with the stated purpose of improving patient outcomes. The site is searchable and browseable, and contains texts on microanatomy and cross-sectional anatomy.
Anatomy Atlases is one of a series of digital medical libraries made available by Michael P. D'Alessandro, MD and Donna D'Allessandro, MD. Other libraries include resources for medical students and pediatricians.
These are excellent, free curated resources for practicing doctors who have access to other up-to-date literature and, more importantly, those who don't.