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 →
Coming soon…a new way to print!

Coming soon…a new way to print!

The John Tyler Libraries are happy to announce a new pay for print system coming in the Spring 2014 semester! In early spring, both campus libraries will introduce ePRINTit,  a new printing kiosk with tools to help students with all their printing needs. The new ePRINTit system features: Payment using a credit or debit card- no cash required! Prints from personal devices or library workstations. Credit of $1.00 on each student account. Low-cost options- .10/page for b&w and .50/page for color. Please stay tuned for details and instructions on using this new system.  Contact…continue reading →
Some Library Resources at a Standstill

Some Library Resources at a Standstill

Having problems accessing certain materials through the databases and online article indexes?  Thousands of students, researchers, and academics across the country are having the same issues.  Due to the federal government shutdown, many of the online resources used by John Tyler students and staff are being affected by the closures.  Some popular sites are available with limited materials and updates, while others are completely closed down.  The restricted access during this period has caused interruptions to full-text materials and error messages for many users.  Please contact the library if you have questions about…continue reading →

How’s your Golgi apparatus?

Are life sciences getting you down? The library has resources to help you study and learn. Some resources may be just a click away. On the web you can find: Scritable, a web site developed by Nature magazine with information on cell biology, genetics, and other life sciences. DavidRothman.net with links to medical illustrations. Innerbody.com for easy to understand, colorful anatomy illustrations. Study stack for flash cards in biology and many other subjects. Try the stack at the end of this post to test your knowledge of cell biology. Click the card for…continue reading →