Database Spotlight: GALE Interactive – Human Anatomy

Studying anatomy remotely can be tough. The Library has access to a database to make it a little easier. GALE Interactive: Human Anatomy is an interactive database with 3D models of the human body. You can search by Body System (cardiovascular, skeletal, etc.) or select a Region of the body and analyze each system in it. Even if you choose a Region to study, you can study the region layer by layer, as shown in these examples. You can rotate around the images and switch views, removing different layers to get a closer look at each different system. See the…continue reading →

Mental Health Monday: Coloring is Good for You

Did you know completing repetitive motions in a craft, like pottery-making, sewing, carpentry, and more, can help alleviate stress? Coloring is one of the most accessible of all these crafts where the body can use repetitive motion to help re-focus and alleviate tension. In an article on NPR, Malaka Ghalib talks to various art therapists who use basic art techniques like coloring, clay sculpture, and drawing to help patients dealing with anxiety & stress (Ghalib 2020). Most of us can't visit an art therapist when we're stressed out or blue, but we can…continue reading →

Tyler Tips: How to Library in a Pandemic Part 2

The pandemic has changed many aspects of life--including the library space. Here is Part 2 to our tips on how to library during the pandemic. Conquer the library catalog. Gone are the days of the big bulky cabinet with book record inscribed on a small white card. You can search for any library print book using that white search bar on the main library site (or use this direct link). Getting too many results? Use the filters to narrow down your results to precisely the kind of resource you want. Request books! Yes, you can…continue reading →

Tyler Tips: How to Library in a Pandemic Part 1

Not only has the pandemic changed our jobs, grocery stores, restaurants, gyms, and schools, the pandemic has also changed our libraries.  Social distancing means reserving space for current students only. Wearing a mask on-campus means it's sometimes uncomfortable to spend hours in the library like you used to. Libraries are essential to learning--whether educational or personal. So how can you use the library successfully through the challenges of the pandemic?   Know your allies. Your library staff is your ally to getting the most out of your library's resources. How can you connect with…continue reading →

Database Spotlight: Tumble Book Library

Databases are normally a student's source for scholarly material. But Tumble Book Library is a database devoted to children's literature. Whether your're studying Early Childhood Education or just trying to find material for your child's own studies at home, Tumble Book has something to offer. A new subscription for the library, it offers a wide variety of children's education material: Story Books: Start with picture books appropriate for various age levels. E-books: Find chapter books and early readers for children of different reading levels. One of the marquee features is a Kate DiCamillo collection, featuring the author's…continue reading →