Tyler Tips: How to Library in a Pandemic Part 2

The pandemic has changed many aspects of life--including the library space. Here is Part 2 to our tips on how to library during the pandemic. Conquer the library catalog. Gone are the days of the big bulky cabinet with book record inscribed on a small white card. You can search for any library print book using that white search bar on the main library site (or use this direct link). Getting too many results? Use the filters to narrow down your results to precisely the kind of resource you want. Request books! Yes, you can…continue reading →

Tyler Tips: How to Library in a Pandemic Part 1

Not only has the pandemic changed our jobs, grocery stores, restaurants, gyms, and schools, the pandemic has also changed our libraries.  Social distancing means reserving space for current students only. Wearing a mask on-campus means it's sometimes uncomfortable to spend hours in the library like you used to. Libraries are essential to learning--whether educational or personal. So how can you use the library successfully through the challenges of the pandemic?   Know your allies. Your library staff is your ally to getting the most out of your library's resources. How can you connect with…continue reading →

Database Spotlight: Tumble Book Library

Databases are normally a student's source for scholarly material. But Tumble Book Library is a database devoted to children's literature. Whether your're studying Early Childhood Education or just trying to find material for your child's own studies at home, Tumble Book has something to offer. A new subscription for the library, it offers a wide variety of children's education material: Story Books: Start with picture books appropriate for various age levels. E-books: Find chapter books and early readers for children of different reading levels. One of the marquee features is a Kate DiCamillo collection, featuring the author's…continue reading →

Introducing the New York Times for JTCC Users!

Need to find current reporting, information on breaking events, or business reviews?  The Tyler Libraries have NEWS for you!  All students and staff now have access to the New York Times online!  The subscription includes access to all current articles as well as archived materials. To access the NYTimes online, you will need to register an account using your myTyler or John Tyler staff email. This registration process will also provide access to the NYTimes app for mobile use. To register for this service, please use the following instructions: Navigate to accessnyt.com Search…continue reading →
MLA 8 updates

MLA 8 updates

The Modern Language Association published a new edition of 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…continue reading →