Research Guides

The Virginia Community College System's libraries are currently experiencing difficulties with accessing library resources off-campus.  If you are having difficulties or receiving error messages when authenticating with your myTyler username and password, please refer to the following Research Guide for alternative links to library resources:

Alternative Database Links for Off-Campus Access


A to Z List of Databases

  • A complete list of databases available to JTCC students.  Databases are also organized by subject.  

A to Z List of Print Periodicals

  • A complete list of the printed publications owned by JTCC libraries. Contains both peer-reviewed/scholarly and popular publications. List is also organized by subject. 

Research at the JTCC Libraries

  • General guide to using the JTCC library website and popluar resources
  • Identifying various types of information sources
  • Evaluating information sources

Citation Styles and Formatting

  • General guide to creating citations and formatting written documents in APA, MLA, and Chicago style. 

Writing Essays

  • General guide highlighting various types of essays, library resources for finding sources and information, and other tips for writing various essays. 
  • Includes argumentative essays, literature reviews, research or report essays, text or visual analyses, and annotated bibliographies. 

Nursing and Healthcare Resources

  • Guide for students in the nursing or healthcare professions. 
  • Databases, books, web resources, citation help, and other information for healthcare studies. 

Technical Services

  • General guide for students and library guests to provide information on library computers, printers, WiFi, Microsoft Office, and more.

Graphic Novels at the Tyler Libraries

  • General guides for students and library guests to provide information on graphic novel, how to read them, various genres, publishers, and research and anlysis using graphic works. 

Theatre Resources

  • General guide for students providing information on theatre history as well as play scripts, monologue books, and scene books.


More research guides coming soon!