Category Archives: Deeper into 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.

New JSTOR Collections

jstorThe Library is very pleased to announce the purchase of JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII – XIV. This purchase provides Regent researchers with access to more than 1,400 new peer-reviewed journals and millions of articles in full-text. The Arts & Sciences collections include titles across nearly every academic discipline.

JSTOR is one of the world’s most respected providers of scholarly literature and one of the most popular Library databases with Regent students and faculty. During the 2014-2015 academic year, Regent users conducted 377,536 searches in JSTOR. Now with twice the journal content, plus access to JSTOR’s carefully chosen e-book collection, this invaluable resource will contribute even more to scholarship at Regent.

To get started with JSTOR, click here.

Database Trial: Drama Online

Drama onlineThe Library has a trial subscription to Drama Online, an award-winning database for theatre arts. Just a small sampling of the content In Drama Online includes:

  • Playscript from Aeschylus to the present day.
  • The internationally renowned Arden Shakespeare Series.
  • Hundreds of audio recordings of classic and modern plays.
  • Videos of 21 productions from the New Globe Theatre in London.
  • Masterclasses from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Our trial of Drama Online goes until January 28, 2016. Click here to take it for a test drive.

The Library strives to acquire the best possible databases for the research needs of Regent students, staff, and faculty. Your input during trials helps us decide whether or not to subscribe to a new database Please share your opinions on this resources by completing our short evaluation form.