Are you sick? Hurt? Feeling under the weather? Don’t worry… We’ve got just the thing.
The Health & Wellness Resource Center is just one of the many online databases that the TCC Library System provides for FREE to all Tarrant County College students, faculty, and staff. Published by the GaleNet reference group, this database hosts a wealth of information on all manner of illnesses and injuries and, like all of our subscription Databases, it is always available 24/7, from any internet-enabled device, if you log in with your current TCC credentials.
Were you bitten by a dog and want to see if the wound is infected? Click here. Are you doing research for a class presentation on the dangers of steroid abuse? No problem. Just click here. The Health & Wellness Center covers literally thousands of Diseases & Conditions in their massive database.
If your doctor prescribes a new medication and you have questions about the side effects or intended use, you can pull up the details for just about any meds on the market here. The directory also provides handy information on a wide variety of alternative remedies, homeopathic treatments, and herbal supplements.
The Health & Wellness Resource database also offers access to free online Risk Assessments that you can take from the privacy of your own home. Are you a smoker who wants to evaluate your chances of devevloping lung cancer? Are you worried about Acid Reflux disease, and how it will affect you? Click here to calculate your risks and read about signs and symptoms to watch for.
One of the best features of the H&WRC is that Gale publishes their information in layman’s terms. No medical jargon – – just plain, easy-to-understand language.
Of course, no online database could (or should) take the place of expert advice from a qualified physician. There are LOTS of amazing doctors out there… but you wouldn’t want to trust just anyone with all the decisions over your well-being. So keep yourself informed. When it comes to your health, or the health of a loved one, there’s no such thing as “too much information.”
The next time you’re not feeling so hot, consider consulting with the Health & Wellness Resource Center. You might just save yourself the cost of an office visit.
Be sure to check back later in August and see what our next Database of the Month will be. Until then, stay healthy, and we’ll see you in the library!
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Are you hitting the road this summer? Travelling to exotic beaches? Bustling cities? Or beautiful landscapes?
It’s always better to travel with someone who knows how to handle themselves in any situation… So why not take the Road Warrior with you?
No, not that one… The Global Road Warrior! GRW is just one of the many database programs offered free of charge on the TCC Library’s website. It is available 24/7 for any current TCC student, staff, or faculty member, and – like almost all of our databases – it can be accessed from ANYWHERE that you get online, just by logging in with your active TCC credentials (WebAdvisor ID & Password).
What does the Global Road Warrior do, exactly? I’m so glad you asked…
The GRW program is a search tool for millions of facts and helpful tips about any country you are planning to visit. It doesn’t matter if you are travelling by plane, train, or automobile; the GRW fact-finder will help ensure you’re ready to go, before you get underway.
Want to learn the best places to stay during the Olympics in Brazil? What to order when you go out to eat in Paris? How to calculate currency exchanges between U.S. dollars and Italian lira? Whether your electric hair-dryer will work with the power outlets in Yemen?
This database has information on 175 different countries, with details on:
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Bonjour! Marhaba! Guten Tag! Ni Hao! Hello!
No matter what you are majoring in, or where you want to go in life, knowing another language will help you get there.
Here at the TCC Library System, we are proud to offer all of our students, faculty, and staff free access to Mango Languages – the online language learning service that helps adult students learn by combining together all the elements of video, audio, text, and speech practice.
Anyone can log into Mango from the TCC campus network with no problem (college PC’s in all TCC campus libraries, computer labs, etc.). You can ALSO access the program for FREE from home on your laptop or portable device, when logged into the library’s website with your current TCC student credentials. Once you have created your account, you can log into it from anywhere you get online. Mango users can also pause their lessons and come back to it later. The software will remember where you were, and pick up from where you left off.
At the present time, our TCC account with Mango Languages is offering training in the following 6 languages:
- Spanish (Latin America)
- English (as a 2nd Language)
- Arabic (Modern Standard)
- Chinese (Mandarin)
Those cover all the language courses currently taught at Tarrant County College, and more! In time, we may offer additional languages from the Mango catalog, such as Russian, Japanese, or even Pirate-Speech! … (Yes, really.)
For a full listing of all 71 languages currently available to libraries across the country from the Mango Corporation, click HERE … and if you decide to take advantage of the Mango program to learn a new language, please leave us a comment and let us know how you like it! 🙂
Learn a Language… See the World… Talk to People… Try some Mango… and then be sure to check back here on the NE Library blog again in June to see what our next Database of the Month will be!
While you wait, take a word of advice from the great Lane Meyer (John Cusack) in Better Off Dead, who taught us that “language lessons” can turn your whole life around.
** Better Off Dead. Writ. and Dir. “Savage” Steve Holland. Prod. A&M Films, CBS Entertainment. 1985.
In Database Of The Month, How-To & Tutorials, NE Library, Student Services