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 →

Tyler Tips: Accessing MS Office on a Chromebook

Did you know you can access the Microsoft Office suite on your Chromebook? All current JTCC students have free access to Office 365 by using your MyTyler username and password. This access gives you the ability to log into an online version of Microsoft Office programs on many different devices including Chromebooks, while connected to the Internet. While the desktop "application" versions often have more advanced features, the online version still lets you create, edit, and save files in programs like Word, Excel, & PowerPoint. HOW TO ACCESS:   On your Chromebook, use Chrome…continue reading →

Tyler Tips: Requesting Books

Ever need a book for class only to come into the library and find it's already checked out? Learn how to request books using the online catalog. Knowing these simple steps can save you time and hassle later. You can access the library catalog by searching the white box on the Library Website. Click on the hyperlinked title of the copy you want.   In the center of the book record, there will be a yellow box that says "For more options Sign in." Click here. Enter your MyTyler username and password. Click…continue reading →
Webtastic Wednesdays- World Cup Wiki Change Ups!

Webtastic Wednesdays- World Cup Wiki Change Ups!

You may have heard your JTCC librarians rant against using sources like Wikipedia for research.  Well, there are good reasons for those rants!  The World Cup in Brazil gave us one more example of why Wikipedia is fun, but not reliable for research! Did you watch the final match for the U.S. against Belgium?  If so, you know the American goalie, Tim Howard, was the standout player of the match and saved the U.S. from a terrible defeat.  Shortly after the loss to Belgium, according to Wikipedia, Mr. Howard obtained quite a distinguished…continue reading →
Tech-Tips Tuesday- New additions to the Midlothian Library!

Tech-Tips Tuesday- New additions to the Midlothian Library!

The Midlothian library is getting a technology upgrade!  Last week, the college's IT (information technology) department started installing the new computers. The stations are all-in-one PCs that will allow for faster computing and more work space! In addition to the new desktop stations, upgrades have been made to the operating system as well.  The computers use Windows 8, which will be taught in ITE courses this fall.  All stations have access to Microsoft Office 2013 and various programs for other JTCC courses. Please come by the Midlothian library and test drive one of…continue reading →