Category Archives: Deeper into 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.

Powerful New Statistics Database

With Statista, you can include charts like this...

With Statista, you can include charts like this…

The Library has a subscription to Statista, one of the world’s largest statistics portals. Statista contains over 1 million statistics on more than 80,000 topics. Data is drawn from 18,000 sources and over 500 new statistics are added daily.

Some of the uses for Statista include monitoring markets and consumer behavior, understanding social trends and shifts, and discovering new business opportunities.

No dry data!

…and this in your projects.

As impressive as the sheer volume of data in Statista is, the really unique thing about the database is its user-friendly interface and the full-color charts and graphs that accompany all statistics. Statista gives you to the power to explain and interpret complex data through intuitive graphics that can be exported into Excel or PowerPoint or saved as a PDF or PNG file. Statista’s infographics will definitely add a professional look to your projects.

Take Statista for a spin, and plug in literally any topic that interests you. To log in, click here.

Premier Political Science Database on Trial

EHPSCThe Library has a trial subscription to EBSCO Political Science Complete, one of the premier research databases in the world for this discipline.

Political Science Complete provides coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary politics. Subject coverage includes comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations, and political theory. The database contains nearly 340 reference books and monographs, over 1,500 scholarly journals in full text, and more than 44,000 full-text conference papers.

According to Choice magazine, the review publication for the Association of College & Research Libraries, “Users will find no other source comparable to Political Science Complete. It captures the breadth of the subject with both a national and international perspective, drawing from scholarly, professional and peer-reviewed sources, and offering considerable full-text content—all in one place…Highly recommended.”

To try out Political Science Complete, click here. To comment about this or any other trial or any other electronic resource, use our online evaluation form.

Top Science Journal Available through the Library

by Melody Detar, Divinity Librarian

The online journal features an engaging, user-friendly interface.

The online journal features an engaging, user-friendly interface.

Thanks to a “Science for Seminaries” awarded to the Regent University School of Divinity, the Library has a subscription to Science, one of the world’s most important scientific journals.

Science, also known as Science Magazine, is a top peer-reviewed journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The journal is published weekly and covers the full range of scientific disciplines. Features include new research, reviews, and news important to the scientific community.

The Science subscription will support interdisciplinary research and facilitate the integration of science and faith at Regent. Keep an eye out for other opportunities supported by this grant, such as campus guest speakers, a national conference about the intersection of the Holy Spirit, science, and theological education, and a peer-reviewed essay contest.

Overall, the goal of the grant is to improve the discourse around faith and science. School of Divinity professor Dr. Wolfgang Vondey explains, “We believe it will improve students’ understanding of the dynamic character of science in conversation with theological education, and it also provides teachers and students with resources to discuss the possible renewal of science and Christian faith.”

To take a look at Science, click here.

For more information about the School of Divinity’s receipt of this grant, see Mindy Hughes’s article for Regent Events.