Online since 1997, InnerBody is your go-to resource for accurate and easy-to-use information about human anatomy, exploring all systems of the human body. More than 10 million patients, students, and other inquisitive people visit our website each year. More than 200 high schools and community colleges integrate our content into their curriculum and use InnerBody as a fun, interactive alternative to expensive textbooks. We're proud of the fact that InnerBody has received excellence awards from the likes of Popular Science, Homeschool.com, and other organizations dedicated to furthering education.
Our new InnerBody Explorer interactive learning tool features over 300 high-resolution 3D CAD views of over 1500 objects in the body, covering all 13 major anatomical systems. InnerBody Explorer makes learning about the human body fun. No fancy browser plugs-ins or Flash are needed (just make sure your browser version is up to date) and perhaps best of all, our site is 100% free.
Who Produces This Resource?
InnerBody is produced and managed by a dedicated small team based out of San Francisco, CA. We are passionate about using technology to transform how we learn about health and the human body.
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the deeply knowledgeable Jill Weisenberger (MS, RD, CDE), who wrote InnerBody's nutrition guides. And a special thanks to Rachel Bajema at Bajema Studios for her excellent artistic work with us creating our new anatomy images.
InnerBody is a for-profit website with a not-for-profit mindset and mission. We believe that it is very important for Internet users throughout the world to have access to up-to-date and accurate information in a medium that takes advantage of the latest technologies. While not every patient, student or classroom can afford anatomy textbooks or iPad applications, anyone with an Internet connection has access to a wealth of information on InnerBody free of charge.
How We Make Money?
You see those advertisements at the top and to the right of most pages? Those ads help us cover all of the development, editing and design costs that it takes to keep InnerBody up and running. Since our inception, we have reinvested all of our proceeds back into the site to ensure you are getting the best experience possible. While everyone, including us, would prefer an ad-free Internet, those ads make it possible for us to continue improving our site without having to charge a monthly or yearly fee. (By the way, each year, we ask our users if they would prefer an ad-free option for a small monthly fee. And the reply we consistently hear is something to this effect: "No, keep InnerBody free. We don't mind the ads." If you feel differently, please let us know by filling in our Contact Form.)
How Should Students Cite Our Pages?
If you are a student citing one of our anatomy pages, here is some information we hope will be useful.
Author: For all anatomy pages where a byline for anatomy instructor Tim Taylor appears at the bottom of the text, please use Tim Taylor as the author. For all other anatomy pages, please treat the page as authorless and simply move the page title to the beginning of the citation, as in:
"Article Title." Website Title. Publisher of Website, Publication Day Month Year. Web. Day Month Year webpage was accessed. <URL>.
Page title: The orange title you see at the top of the page.
Website title: InnerBody.com
Publisher of website: HowToMedia, Inc.
Publication date: When citing anatomy pages that have a Tim Taylor byline at the bottom, please use October 2012. For all other anatomy pages, please use “n.d.” in citation.
Remember to include the retrieval date (date when you accessed the page), as well as the URL of the page in angle brackets, at the end of your citation.
Two example citations:
Taylor, Tim. “Respiratory System.” InnerBody.com. HowToMedia, Inc., Oct 2012. Web. 14 Nov 2013. < http://www.innerbody.com/anatomy/respiratory>.
“Lateral Collateral (Fibular Collateral) Ligament.” InnerBody.com. HowToMedia, Inc., n.d. Web. 14 Nov 2013. < http://www.innerbody.com/image_skelfov/ligm19_new.html>.
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