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 →
7 Library Resources Every JTCC Student Should Know About

7 Library Resources Every JTCC Student Should Know About

It is getting to be crunch time for papers, projects and presentations. Knowledgeable students turn to the library for serious researching. Here are some resources where you can get the most for your studying efforts. 1. QuickSearch: The all-in-one search feature. Use it to find books, both print and digital, articles and DVDs.       2. Academic Search Complete: The mega-database that has hundreds of journals and thousands of articles in many subject areas. Take advantage of the limiters that can help you narrow and focus your search.       3.…continue reading →
New Library Web Site 2/21/14

New Library Web Site 2/21/14

Even though the snow last week caused a bit of a delay, the new JTCC Libraries’ web site is ready to launch this Friday, February 21st!  Please visit the library site on or after Friday to find access to all your favorite resources right from the library homepage. The new site gives students instant access to top resources, library events and news, all JTCC's databases and tools, library staff information, and much more!   While the new page may have a new look and feel, all the resources you used before are still available! We designed…continue reading →
The Ig Nobel Prize

The Ig Nobel Prize

The world is a strange, fascinating and sometimes hilarious place. Nothing brings that idea to light better than the Ig Nobel Prizes awarded by the Improbable Research organization. Motto: Research that makes people LAUGH then THINK. generic cialis lowest price This year’s honors, presented September 12 in the 23rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, were conferred by actual Nobel Prize winners. Honorees included a study on dung beetles using the Milky Way for navigation, whether listening to opera music prolongs the life of mice with heart transplants and, my personal favorite, in…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 →