Library Workshops!

The John Tyler libraries are hosting several workshops for research and citation help that are open to all interested students and staff members. Join us for different tips and tools to successfully search the catalog and various databases.  The workshops also discuss the importance of citing sources and how to format citations using different manuals of style, such as MLA or APA.  These workshops can also be used toward SDV 100 activities! The Chester campus on: -Monday, February 27th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for “Library Databases Demystified” in room E1 -Tuesday,…continue reading →

Web Truthiness

  Have you ever seen this “quote?”Full of misinformation, out-right untruths, and deception, the internet can also be a source of facts and information to support the research you do for both college and in your personal life. But how do you tell the difference? And are some websites more reliable than others? The John Tyler Community College Library can help you in your search for trustworthy information.  We have tips on our web page for evaluating websites.  There is much more to web researching than Wikipedia or even Google Scholar so we…continue reading →

Fiction Fridays: The Time In Between

The Time In Between Abandoned and pregnant in a foreign country by her swindler lover, seamstress Sira Quiroga reinvents herself as an haute couturier in 1930s Morocco. Her clients are the wives and girlfriends of the political elite—a situation not lost on the British military secret service. Recruited by MI6, Sira undertakes the dangerous work of learning the plans of the Nazi authorities in Spain and Portugal. Part Nancy Drew, part George Smiley, Sira intrepidly gathers intelligence through wit and charm while dodging both bullets and bad guys.continue reading →

More Graphic Novels New to JTCC

Are you a fan of graphic novels? What about classic literature? If you answered yes you will be pleased to learn that John Tyler Community College Library has recently acquired several new adaptations of classic literature in comic format. Among them are: The art of war:  from SmarterComics /Sun Tzu; illustrated by Shane Clester ; adapted by Cullen Bunn and Shane Clester. The Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer; adapted by Seymour Chwast. The odyssey:  a graphic novel / by Gareth Hinds. Sense & sensibility / adapted from the novel by Jane Austen; writer,…continue reading →