All Tyler students have access to the libraries’ collection of online resources. To access materials off-campus, simply enter your myTyler username and password during the authentication process. If you are having difficulty accessing a resource from an off-campus location, please contact library staff for assistance.
The following resources can be used as starting points for all research assignments.
Find books, articles, videos, and more using one search tool. Quick Search provides access to both campus’ book collections, ebooks, academic and popular articles, and the streaming video service, Films on Demand. This is a great place to start finding materials for any topic you may be researching.
ASC is a comprehensive scholarly article index. This is an excellent starting place for general research on all sorts of topics (sciences, humanities, technology, and more). ASC provides full-text access to hundreds of scholarly articles and also provides some popular resources from well-known magazines and other periodicals. ASC is also part of the EBSCO collection, which can be used for subject specific collections as well. See the research guide for help using Academic Search Complete and other EBSCO collections.
Still looking for more databases and online resources? Visit the A-Z List of Databases to find everything the Tyler libraries have to offer!
The following research guides were created by the Tyler libraries to assist students with using resources, citing information, and accessing specific collections within the Tyler libraries' holdings.
Need an article not in the databases? Found the perfect book….at another library? John Tyler Library can borrow items from libraries across the country through Interlibrary Loan. This service is available for John Tyler students, faculty and staff.
Submit the Interlibrary Loan Form by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Information Desk at the Chester or Midlothian Library. If you have questions, please call 804-706-5198 (Chester) or 804-594-1519 (Midlothian).
Interlibrary Loan materials will be shipped to the JTCC Library, where you can pick them up and return them. It can take up to two weeks to process.
In addition to these policies, the library follows the National Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States (1994, revised in 2001), Copyright Law, Title 17, U.S. Code, the Virginia Interlibrary Loan Code of 1989, and the Virtual Library of Virginia Interlibrary Loan Guidelines of June 2004.
Library 101 is a tutorial on Blackboard that will help guide you through various topics relating to the Tyler library and the available resources. Please use this tutorial as a guide or to refresh your information literacy skills. Library 101 covers the following topics:
To access this tutorial, complete the self-enroll option from your Blackboard homepage. Once you have self-enrolled, you will see Library 101 appear in the "My Organizations" section below your "My Blackboard Courses" links.
Borrowing Privileges at Local Libraries: the Richmond Area Library Consortium (RALC)
Through an agreement with the Richmond Area Library Consortium (RALC), you have in-person borrowing privileges at many local libraries.
Borrowing Privileges at Virginia Academic Libraries: the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
JTCC Library is a member of the Cooperative Borrowing Program of VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia. You can request to borrow materials on-site from any participating library.
The Tyler libraries are here for all students, whether you are visiting us in-person or virtually. Help is only a click, email, or phone call away!
If you need assistance with library resources or research, please feel free to contact us using the following: