Anatomy and Physiology software (Visible Body)

Students, staff and researchers now have access to detailed visual anatomy and physiology information via two new pieces of software:

Anatomy and Physiology

A visual step-by-step guide to each human body system: cells and tissues, integumentary, skeleton and joints, muscle types, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive.

Human Anatomy Atlas

A comprehensive 3D atlas of the human body featuring gross anatomy lab, microanatomy of senses and tissue types, muscle actions and augmented reality feature for mobile devices.

You can connect directly over the internet to the software as websites or download apps to mobile devices for offline use.

Using images: Through the software, high quality images can be downloaded for use in presentations, posters, written work, etc.: so long as you give clear acknowledgement of the source of the images. Images can be manipulated (rotate, zoom in, hide content) to present them precisely as you what prior to download.

An instruction guide is available on the Library and Learning Services website here: and attached to relevant Subject Guides. The guide has access information to the website and download app versions, with instructions in how to download images and citing/referencing them.

Staff training sessions in using the software will be set-up and advertised shortly. In the meantime if you have any questions in using the software, please contact:

Ceri Laing, Senior Assistant Librarian, Library and Learning Services.

Explore some of the 9000 video courses available through the LinkedIn Learning Pilot trial

linkedIn learning for decorationBoost your skills or feed your curiosity by exploring some of the
video courses available through LinkedIn Learning. Develop and improve ‘the most’ in demand business, technology and creative professional skills by accessing online over 7000 online courses and around 300k videos with LinkedIn Learning. Courses ranging from ‘soft skills’, design to programming and much more in this continuous evolving library of courses.

Make the most of the opportunity to access to LinkedIn Learning for free as part of our pilot trial subscription which ends in June 2019. Our guide will explain how you can access and get started in LinkedIn Learning, discover the varied learning routes available to you and provide further useful tips.

Gain access:

  • To expert led courses in Technology, Creativity and Business
  • Learn from industry leaders and watch high level experts in the field of your interest – all in one place
  • Get personalised recommendations. Explore the most in demand skills based on your experiences
  • Access courses from any desktop or mobile device anytime
  • Reinforce knowledge with quizzes, exercises and practice materials
  • Discover learning paths for your courses by industry experts providing valuable career knowledge and skills
  • Certificates of completion

Find out more in our guide on LinkedIn Learing and here in this link on  how to get started.

Inspiring qoutes “International Womens Day” 2019 – Amplify her voice

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Some inspiring quotes for International Women’s Day!

Rosa Parkes – African American Civil Rights Activist

“You must never be fearful for what you are doing when it is right”

Sylvia Nalubega – Women supported Activist in Uganda

“What motivates me is when others support us. To know we are not alone in our desire to see all women empowered and live to their full potential” Balance for better!

Celebrating all women – whatever you do, wherever you are!





Tech’ top tips – #20. MS Word tip – Add a landscape page

This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT).MS word decoration picture

You have a MS Word document and you need to add some information or data that won’t ‘fit’ in the ‘portrait page layout in your long document. You can insert this content in the landscape layout keeping all you other page layouts as portrait. Follow the simple steps below to do this!

  1. First to help you see ‘markers’ in your pages, under the Home tab select ‘Show/Hide paragraph marks’ button  – this will help you view any ‘section breaks’ in your document.
Show/Hide paragraph markers
2. Scroll to the end of the page where you want the next page to be portrait (so if page 12 is to be landscape, go to the end of page 11.

3. Click the ‘Layout‘ in the ribbon and then select ‘Breaks

4. From the ‘Breaks’ drop-down menu select ‘Next Page’ – you will be able to view the marker ‘:::::: Section Break (Next Page):::::’ at the end of a page.

5. Repeat step 4 so that you have a blank page. This ensures that a landscape page is added and that the next page layout retain as portrait.

6. In the Layout ribbon select ‘Orientation‘ and choose ‘Landscape‘.

7. Add/Insert your content in the Landscape page.

Remember you always have the ‘Undo’ button if it’s not quite right!

Save your document when you’re happy with it!

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New updated Library website pages!

Updated Library website pagesThe new updated library website pages are complete, and we are pleased to say that the website is ready for you to use and familarise yourself with.

There are a few tweaks that we are still working on which will be complete very soon.

Both the current library website and these new updated pages will be running in parallel at this point to give you the opportunity to become familiar with the new layout and structure.

We plan to switch over to the updated library web pages in summer 2019 with these pages becoming the default library web pages. You may notice that some links from the current library website take you to the new updated library website pages, due to the original format moved to the new format.

We hope to provide a series of short videos and blog posts giving you overviews of each section in the updated library website to help you navigate your way through the new structure. We hope you spend time using the new updated library website and would like to hear any feedback you may have. Were grateful for the contribution and support of our library colleagues and the feedback you have provided to make this happen!

Library Website project team

Tech’ top tips – #14. Take charge… of your email inbox

This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT).

Don’t let your office 365 email inbox weigh you down, if you haven’t done so already there are ways to organise your inbox to make sure that you can view and locate those important emails so they don’t get easily missed. Your Office 365 email is your official DMU email account which all your emails can be accessed from, these can be emails from your lecturers, any course or module related emails, DMU student union and DMU internal communications etc. As a result your email inbox can and will grow, it’s a good idea to be able to manage your emails, and organise incoming email so you locate those emails that require your attention. One such way of organising your email is by using inbox folders and creating simple rules which automatically move emails into these inbox folders. To set this up it really does not take long, in fact these can be very easily done. Watch this short video to show you how.