Essential links on the Library website

 

Did you miss the Campus Virtual Connection Fair? Here are some of the essential links on the Library website that we shared and want everyone at Regent to know about:

The Basics

Access Services

Research Help

  •  Summon – Think of it as Google for the Library. Best way to start your research.
  • Ask a librarian – So many ways to contact your librarians and ask for help.
  • Research guides – Find out the core databases and authoritative websites for your classes.
  • Digital reference section – No Wikipedia here! Only scholarly and citable dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Online Video – Thousands of streaming videos in all subjects.
  • eBook collections – Find out how to search for ebooks.

Social Media

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DSM-5 & Mental Measurements Yearbook now available online

DSM-5 is the most comprehensive resource for mental health researchers and practitioners. It is used by health professionals, social workers, pastors, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The entries facilitate an objective assessment of symptoms in different clinical settings. The Library now has an online subscription to the DSM-5 Library. In addition to the DSM-5, the DSM-5 Library includes three supporting handbooks, available on the same platform. Click here to begin using these invaluable resources. A brief introduction and tutorial on using the DSM-5 is available on YouTube.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print is the essential resource for evaluating contemporary testing instruments. The database does not contain tests, but full-text reviews for test products in psychology, education, business, and leadership. In addition, it provides a bibliography to all known available English-language tests currently in print. Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print is an important tool for all social science research. Click here to begin using this important tool. An introduction and tutotial to the database is available on Vimeo.

Facebook & Instagram contests starts August 24

Follow me on Facebook & Instagram for the latest info on what’s going on at the Library.

After more than five months of closure, the Library is thrilled to welcome Regent students back inside. To celebrate this long-awaited event, we are running followership drives on our Facebook and Instagram pages. At the end of the week, we will award five $25 Amazon gift cards.

How to Enter:

  • The contest runs Monday, August 24 to Sunday, August 30.
  • Like our new Facebook page and follow us on Instagram (the contest is also open to old members).
  • On Monday through Friday, we will post a photo of our fearless mascot Robbie somewhere in the Library. Simply like the photo; Each like equals one raffle ticket in the drawing.

Contest Rules:

  • The contest closes on Sunday, August 30 at midnight. Drawing for the five gift cards will take place on Monday, September 1.
  • The contest is open to all currently enrolled Regent students.
  • Winners must be following us on Facebook or Instagram (hopeful both!)

Good luck and please help spread the word about our contest!

Curbside pickup now available for physical items

After more than three months of watching its physical collection languishing on the shelves, the Library has launched a curbside pickup service to make more than 400,000 print books, DVDs, and other items available to current Regent students, faculty, and staff. The Access Services team has created a protocol for providing this service that minimizes person-to-person contact in order to keep everyone safe and ready to enjoy the grand reopening of the Library building in August.

Click  here for information on hours of operation, policies, and the webform to request the items you wish to check out. As always, we are eager to hear your comments and suggestions for improving this new service. Click here to tell us what you think.

Regent University Employee of the Month is Christine Payne!

The Library faculty and staff are very happy to congratulate one of their own. Access Services Supervisor Christine Payne has been chosen as Regent’s Employee of the Month for May. Her commendation, compiled from comments by coworkers who nominated her, reads as follows:

“Known throughout the Library as a woman of exemplary dependability and dedication, Christine is able to share her love of the Lord and be a reflection of his character in all that she does. Her high level of integrity is bolstered by her good cheer and tirelessness in creating a consistent atmosphere of maximum efficiency and professionalism, especially in her other role as Night Supervisor for the Library Access Services.

Verifiably an excellent Jill-of-all-trades, Christine works tirelessly to train, mentor, and nurture student workers as they learn the many intricacies of the Resource Service Desk. In this position, her workers’ interactions with other library users have received multiple positive reviews thanks to her tutelage. Her attitude when tasked with a job to do shows that she will exceed anyone’s expectations through perseverance and hard work.

Away from the Circulation Desk, Christine has played an innovating role in creating and maintaining several social media campaigns, revamping the library registration forms for online use, and introducing the beloved library mascot, Robbie! Her clever thinking really shone through after she created a video of library staff and services available for distance learning, making sure no student was without their resources during this trying time. With our current environment as challenging as it is now, Christine has improvised, adapted, and overcome the adversity and effortlessly proved why she is deserving of such recognition.”

Christine, thank you for all you do to make the Library, both on-campus and online, a friendly, efficient, and innovative place for the Regent community.