The Morlocks Are Out At TCM

One of the best film blogs on the web is MovieMorlocks.com, the official blog for Turner Classic Movies. The term Morlocks refers to the subterranean creatures first introduced by H. G. Wells in his novel The Time Machine and later brought to life on the screen by the film. The site features an eclectic mix of these "morlocks;" regular writers who cover a wide variety of film related topics. Each brings their own personality, interest and expertise to their articles and all share a passion for film that comes through in their writing. Some entries can be lighthearted, such as this…continue reading →

Get Published!

Ever dream of seeing your name in print? Want to share your art with the world? Send it to Sherwood Forest! Sherwood Forest Literary Review is the annual publication of award winning JTCC student art and writing. Current JTCC students are invited to submit entries in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art.  All entries are submitted electronically to sherwoodforest@jtcc.edu and are due by Friday, January 23 at 5 p.m.  Here are the details: All entries must be the student's original work.  Students may submit two entries, one per category. Art entries must…continue reading →

Free citations!

Do we have your attention now? Preparing the bibliography of a paper can be a detailed and time-consuming process. BUT technology can make the process a bit less painful. The EBSCO databases have citations tools built into the system--use them! Below is a screen shot from a journal article from the database. The yellow page (circled in the picture) is the link to the citation tools. Clicking the citation button will bring you to the citation page, where you can choose from MLA, APA, and other citation styles.  These can then be copied…continue reading →

Classical music free…with your library card

Having trouble concentrating? Need a change of pace? Want some music to block out the noise of your little brother while you study? Add some classical music to your playlist! Overdrive is John Tyler's service that offers audio books for download. But Overdrive is not just books; it offers music and movies too. The 101 Great Orchestral Classics is a 10 volume series that includes many of the big names in classical music--Strauss, Mendelssohn, and of course, Beethoven. All files can be played from your computer, or transferred to a MP3 player for…continue reading →

Turner Classic Movies: The Website

Since it's inception in 1995 Turner Classic Movies, or TCM for short, has carved a unique niche in cable television.  TCM routinely shows classic films, forgotten gems and low budget programmers from the Golden Age of Hollywood. These are all films that are rarely, if ever shown on any other channel.  TCM's official website offers a variety of film related information and activities for any film buff. TCM has a searchable database containing over 150,000 titles. Enter the name of a film and get a list of screen credits, a plot synopsis and an upcoming schedule for the…continue reading →