MLA 8 updates

MLA 8 updates

The Modern Language Association published a new edition the style manual known commonly as the MLA Handbook. To help students with the new approach and formatting style of citations in MLA 8th edition, the Tyler libraries have developed a new page on the Citations and Formatting research guide.  This guide highlights the basic components of MLA 8 citations and how to properly format various types of citations.  More specifically, the MLA 8 page will demonstrate citations for, Books Articles (both online and print) Films/Visual Recording Audio Recordings Websites Newspapers Magazines To access the…continue reading →
April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

According to Chase’s Calendar of Events (Ref GT 4803. C48 2016), “In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. This month creates a special opportunity for people to educate themselves and others about autism and issues within the autism community.” The John Tyler Community College Libraries are a great place for families, caregivers and others to find information about autism. Some recent additions to the collection are: • Autism causes, prevention and treatment : vitamin…continue reading →
They’re Back…

They’re Back…

The library workshops are back at both campuses!  Join your JTCC librarians for the spring 2015 sessions dealing with research, resources, citation, new tools, technology, and so much more!  All workshops are held in the computer labs inside of the campus libraries.  All students are welcome to attend.  SDV 100 students can use workshops as an activity credit as well. Upcoming Workshops: Chester: Smart Searching: Databases 101 on 1/29/15 at 3:30 p.m. The Ugly "P" Word: Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism on 2/2/15 at 5:30 p.m. Midlothian: Who Said That?  The Basics of APA…continue reading →
Embrace a New Database

Embrace a New Database

If you attended a library instruction session no doubt you were introduced to the database Academic Search Complete. That is because Academic Search Complete covers such a huge range of research needs. From political science to philosophy, dermatology to diabetes, geography to giant squids Academic Search Complete (ASC) usually has you covered. However, ASC is not the only game in town research-wise. There are other resources for your papers and presentations that present information in highly readable, easily searchable formats that even include tools for citations. Here are some resources you might want…continue reading →

Back to School 2013

Welcome to Fall 2013 at the John Tyler Community College Libraries! Are you ready to make this your best year ever? The libraries at JTCC can help! We have many of the tools and resources you need to succeed. A quick overview of what you can find at both campus libraries: Books and More: Use the classic catalog to find Books both printed and electronic. Videos both DVDs and streaming from Films on Demand. Use the databases to find journals and other periodicals (magazines). Or try a new way to search that combines…continue reading →