Outliers: The Story of Success

Why are some people super-successful--and other just drift along in obscurity? Does success require brains, opportunity, luck or some other unidentifiable trait? Is the idea of the self-made man a myth or a reality? What real goes in to becoming an outstanding success--an Outlier? Malcolm Gladwell explores the making of successful people through a series of stories and anecdotes, and by using such diverse examples as Bill Gates, The Beatles, and Robert Oppenheimer. His conclusions are very surprising. On another level, Outliers is enjoyable just for its nuggets of trivia--and what that trivia…continue reading →

Free citations!

Do we have your attention now? Preparing the bibliography of a paper can be a detailed and time-consuming process. BUT technology can make the process a bit less painful. The EBSCO databases have citations tools built into the system--use them! Below is a screen shot from a journal article from the database. The yellow page (circled in the picture) is the link to the citation tools. Clicking the citation button will bring you to the citation page, where you can choose from MLA, APA, and other citation styles.  These can then be copied…continue reading →

Classical music free…with your library card

Having trouble concentrating? Need a change of pace? Want some music to block out the noise of your little brother while you study? Add some classical music to your playlist! Naturally, the main idea of artistic works will be inventiveness, which usually essay writing contest help write my essay signifies seeking the smartest concept within your thought processes and ideas in addition to developing the most appropriate words and phrases for any name. Innovative essay or dissertation headings should offer the most unusual and prominent illustrative words previously, and that should dump the…continue reading →

Scholarly journals….what’s THAT!

Scholarly Journals are magazines that publish new findings, research and commentary from people in the academic field of study. Unlike popular magazines (like People or Sports Illustrated) scholarly journals have few photographs, have longer articles with in-depth analysis, and often treat a narrow element of a larger subject. Articles like this are excellent sources for papers and projects. Examples include The New England Journal of Medicine or the Journal of American History. These journals and their articles are indexed and cataloged and made available to students electronically through subscription databases. What does that…continue reading →

Heard any good books lately?

Bored with the same economic doom and gloom on the radio? Sick of the same tunes during your workout? Now you can laugh through your commute with David Sedaris or brush up on your French pronunciation while you hit the jogging trails. Check out an audio book! John Tyler now has audio books available on the library website through Overdrive. Books are a free download to all John Tyler Community College students, faculty and staff; just use your myTyler login. Books range from chick lit (Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella) to serious poetry…continue reading →