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 →

Library Workshops!

  Do you have a paper assigned and no clue how to go about researching your topic? Do you want to experiment with tablets, apps or Prezi? Or maybe you want to find a good book for some fun reading. We have a workshop for that. Join us at either the Chester or Midlothian library lab for an informative session that will get your semester off to a great start. Chester Library All Apps Considered: Wednesday, 9/11 @ 3:30p.m. Citation Frustration! Citing Sources Made Easy: Thursday, 9/12 @ 5:15p.m. Wednesday, 9/25 @ 2p.m.…continue reading →

Fiction Friday: Where’d You Go Bernadette?

Part mystery, part family drama Where’d You Go Bernadette? dishes up an engaging cast of quirky characters: Elgin: the father, Microsoft vice-president, software developer, TED Talk star Bernadette: the mother, architect, MacArthur genius, avoider of society Bee: the beloved daughter and all-around good kid The Gnats: the annoying, over-involved parents at Bee’s school Manjula Kapoor: Bernadette’s virtual assistant working from a call center in India—or is she? When Elgin and Bernadette agree to reward Bee with a trip to Antarctica for her perfect middle school grades, the prospect of being trapped with 150…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 →

How to hit the books before they hit back

Whether you are coming to college for the first time, coming back after summer break or even restarting after a long absence you might find that your study skills could use a little polish. The library has just the right book to help you make the most of your college experience. With little more than a week left before the start of class now is the time to check out one of these titles and have your study skills perfected by August 21. Choosing success in community college and beyond / Rhonda Atkinson…continue reading →

Still open: library summer hours

Summer session is ending (or has ended, depending on when you read this!) The library reduces hours between semesters (not open until 9!) but is still available for registration, computer use, and general questions. The Details: Midlothian Hours: 7/31 8:00-5:00pm 8/1 8:00-8:00pm 8/2 8:00-5:00pm 8/3 CLOSED 8/5-8/7 7:30-5:00pm 8/8 7:30-7:00pm 8/9 7:30-5:00pm 8/10 CLOSED 8/12-8/15 7:30-7:00pm 8/16 10:30-5:00pm 8/17 CLOSED 8/19-20 7:30-7:00pm Chester Hours: 7/31 7:30-5:00pm 8/1 7:30-5:00pm 8/2 7:30-5:00pm 8/3 CLOSED 8/5 7:30-7:00pm 8/6-8/9 7:30-5:00pm 8/10 CLOSED 8/12-8/15 7:30-7:00pm 8/16 10:30-5:00pm 8/17 CLOSED 8/19-20 7:30-7:00pm   Normal hours (7:30am-9:00pm) will resume on…continue reading →

Fiction Friday: Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park begins with that awkward-new-girl moment when 16 year-old Eleanor steps on the bus and no one will share a seat with her. In an act of pity Park moves his belongings aside. But not until a few rides later when he catches Eleanor reading his comic book over his shoulder does a slow friendship begin to develop. Besides the bullying Eleanor endures at school she also has a lot to cope with at home. She lives with her mom, four younger siblings and a creepily menacing step-father in a two-bedroom…continue reading →

Wholesome goodness in every book!

Feeling bombarded by food advice? Looking to improve your diet? Confused about what makes a healthy diet? Not sure where to turn or who to trust for nutritional guidance? The John Tyler Community College libraries have –er, cooked up something for you. Whether you need help with dietary restrictions due to diabetes, gluten intolerance, or food allergies or you just want to improve your life through diet here are some books you can tuck into. For diabetes control: The blood sugar solution cookbook:  more than 175 ultra-tasty recipes for total health and weight…continue reading →

What Matters in Jane Austen

January 28, 2013 marked the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Pride and Prejudice. Its author, Jane Austen, is as popular as ever. Pride and Prejudice alone has had at least four film adaptations. A search in the library database Literature Resource Center on Jane Austen yields 843 results. And now this statue of her famous hero, Mr. Darcy, has been erected in Hyde Park, London. Though of course not from Austen’s text of Pride and Prejudice, the statue’s resemblance to Colin Firth in the 1995 BBC production is uncanny. If your interest…continue reading →

Fall Semester Registration @ the Library

Fall semester registration began on Monday, June 8. With 100+ computers the library is a great place to sign up for classes. While you are here to register for classes why not register for a library card? To get a library card show your picture ID with name and address (a driver’s license is perfect) and fill out a registration card. It will take only a few minutes and then you can check out some great summer reads! Some recent titles from The New York Times bestseller list now available at the John…continue reading →