Seal of the American Mathematical Society. The Greek motto, “Let no one ignorant in geometry enter,” was reportedly engraved on the door of Plato’s Academy.
The Library now has a subscription to MathSciNet, the electronic publication of the American Mathematical Society. MathSciNet is the most comprehensive mathematics database available and offers access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts, and bibliographic information for mathematical literature.
MathSciNet contains millions of items and direct links to original articles from over 1,800 journals. Over 100,000 new items are added to the database each year. Bibliographic data for digital archives date back to the early 1800s.
Click here to begin using MathSciNet. A short tutorial on YouTube is available by clicking here.
The Library strives to provide the highest quality databases possible in each discipline. Student and faculty comments are an important part of how we accomplish this. Please consider sharing your opinion of MathSciNet by filling out this short evaluation form.
Graphs of functions showing an average rate of change. (Source: Image Quest database)
This summer, the Library added ProQuest Central to its database collection, significantly enhancing the breadth of research available to Regent users.
ProQuest Central is the one of the largest multidisciplinary scholarly databases in the world. The resource provides access to 39 of ProQuest’s complete databases covering more than 175 subjects. Researchers will find millions of full-text, peer-reviewed articles in all disciplines taught at Regent. ProQuest Central features a familiar, user-friendly platform optimized to provide deep subject access.
A complete list of all 39 databases in Central as well as tutorials for searching them are located on the ProQuest Central Libguide. Regent users can access Central databases individually on the Library database homepage or search them all at once by clicking here.
As always, the Library welcomes comments and suggestions about our electronic resources. Please use our evaluation form to send feedback about Central.
The Library has a subscription to a premium discovery tool from ProQuest.
Summon® gives you the power to search nearly all of the Library’s print and online resources at once, including items such as:
- Print and electronic books
- Scholarly journals
- Magazines and newspapers
- Dissertations and theses
- Streaming videos
- Open access collections
Summon’s filters and limiters allow you to search millions of items on your topic and zero in on the most relevant books, articles, and videos in the Library’s collections.
Summon is a great place to begin any research project because it searches easy-to-overlook databases and e-book collections. Ready to get started? This video from ProQuest will explain the basics of searching for content, refining the results, and saving citations:
After watching this short tutorial, you will be ready to take Summon for a test drive. Click here to get started.
After trying a few basic searches in Summon, you may want to watch this “beyond the basics” tutorial:
As always, the Library welcomes comments and suggestions about our electronic resources. Please use our evaluation form to send feedback about Summon or any of our databases.