Category Archives: Deeper into Databases

ProQuest Central: 39 Databases in One

ProquestCentralThis 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.

New Discovery Tool: Summon

SummonLogo1The 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.

Oxford Scholarship Online

Oxford University Press building (1830) on Walton Street in Oxford

Oxford University Press building (1830) on Walton Street in Oxford

The Library has just purchased more than 1,700 scholarly monographs through the online division of Oxford University Press.

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) includes monographs in twenty academic disciplines and is an essential resource for humanities, sciences, social science, medicine, and law. Each book includes abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level to allow users to see at a glance whether the content is relevant for their research.

The OSO platform includes a number of user-friendly features, including advanced searching, citation generation, and social media options. Researchers can also create a free account in order to save favorite searches, books, and chapters for quick access in future sessions.

Click here to begin exploring this important resource.

New Streaming Film Database

Enjoy some of the most iconic films in history, such as the 1923 silent comedy, "Safety Last!"

Enjoy some of the most iconic films in history, such as the 1923 silent comedy, “Safety Last!”

The Library now has a subscription to Kanopy, one of the largest and most significant collections of films in the world. Regent users now have 24/7 access to major films of all genres, including documentaries, training films, theatrical releases, and great works in the history of cinema.

The Kanopy Film Collection currently numbers more than 26,000 films on nearly every topic imaginable from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Media Education Foundation, and Documentary Education Resources.

Kanopy’s intuitive platform invites browsing and searching and makes it easy to watch, share, and discuss many of the finest works in the history of filmmaking. Click here to begin exploring this unique resource.

New Database Trials from ProQuest

The Library has trial subscriptions to two premium databases from ProQuest:

eeboEarly English Books Online (EEOB) contains more than 125,000 titles, from the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare. EEOB is an indispensable primary source archive for research in English literature, history, philosophy, theology, science, and many other disciplines. EEOB documents the magnificent English Renaissance – an era that witnessed the rebirth of classical humanism, the Reformation, the broadening of the known world, and the rapid spread of printing and education. Complete information about content as well as suggestions for using the database can be found at ProQuest’s LibGuide to Early English Books Online. To begin using EEOB, click here.

proquestProQuest Central is the one of the largest multidisciplinary scholarly databases in the world. The resource provides access to nearly 40 of ProQuest’s complete databases, with a variety of content types across over 175 subjects. Researchers will find millions of full-text, peer-reviewed articles in all disciplines taught at Regent. Comprehensive information about content as well as suggestions for using the database can be found at the ProQuest Central Libguide. To begin using Central, click here.

As always, the Library welcomes comments and suggestions about our electronic resources. Please use our evaluation form to send feedback about these trial databases.