Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Database of the Week

Scientific and Medical Art (SMART) Imagebase 

  • Accessible via the SWC Library Articles and Databases webpage
  • Free for all currently-enrolled SWC students
  • Full of information not otherwise available for free on the internet

Do you want to know more about the medical condition known as Spasmodic Dysphonia? Are you having cataract surgery soon and wonder how the procedure is done? Do you need a high-quality medical image for your PowerPoint presentation to your class? Then you need the Southwestern College Library's SMART Imagebase (Scientific and Medical Art).

The Scientific and Medical ART (SMART) Imagebase is a collection of 20,000+ high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics. You can search or browse the database, finding explanations of various medical conditions in text, still images, or short videos (medical animations). With Lightbox, you can even create your personal collection of images and animations. Try it out today!

Review by Ann Willard, SWC Librarian

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