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Premium Business Database Trials

The Library currently has trial subscriptions to three premium U.S. and international business databases:

empEuromonitor International Passport
Global market research database providing insight on industries, economies, and consumers worldwide. Clients gain an unbiased view of industry sectors, countries, and companies. Euromonitor reports are written by local analysts from around the world and capitalize on their knowledge of the local market, language fluency, and access to the best research sources. Trial ends on Nov. 3, 2016. Click here for a quick YouTube tutorial on Euromonitor International

ibisIBISWorld Global Industry Research Reports
IBISWorld U.S. Industry Reports are one the Library’s most popular business databases. The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s 75 global industry reports offer the same clear and up-to-date forecasts and analysis as their U.S. reports, but focus on industry performance in key regions like Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and more. Trial ends on Nov. 3, 2016. Click here for a quick YouTube tutorial on IBISWorld Industry Reports.

IBISWorld Procurement Reports
IBIS World Procurement Reports concentrate on specific products rather than an industry view. Reports include executive summary, pricing environment product characteristics, supply chain & vendors, purchasing process, negotiation questions, and buyer power score. Trial ends on Nov. 3, 2016.

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. If you feel any of the above resources would or would not be useful to your research, please let us know by filling out this short evaluation form.

Alumni benefits at the Library

The Library faculty and staff offer our sincere congratulations to all new graduates of Regent University. We are honored to have played a role in your accomplishment and would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Regent alumni have lifetime borrowing privileges at the Library. In addition, we are able to offer alumni access to thirteen online databases. So no matter where the future takes you, keep us in mind for your information needs.

To check out materials or use databases, please submit the online Alumni Registration Form. Processing may take up to five business days for verification and approval. For more information, please see the Services for Alumni page.

Stephanie Lowell Receives Award for Excellence

SL_040116A routine Library staff meeting this morning was interrupted by messengers from the Awards for Excellence Committee announcing that Assistant to the Dean Stephanie Lowell is Regent University’s March Employee of the Month.

Here are a few of the comments that Stephanie’s colleagues at the Library sent in for her nomination:

  • Stephanie is one of those people you can absolutely count on for any number of things. She is organized and on top of just about everything that is happening in the Library. She also has an incredibly creative eye. She can develop materials and resources that look very professional and engaging at a moment’s notice. She is an incredible asset to the Library and helps everyone do their job better.
  • Stephanie has, on many occasions, done significant background research about materials and resources we were considering for the Library. She has a history of finding cost-effective ways to continue to provide creative services to our patrons.
  • Stephanie is active in her church and has stepped in to help with the Library staff chapels. She records the prayer requests and makes them available on the staff bulletin board.

The librarians and staff all join in congratulating Stephanie and thanking her for everything she does to make the Library a great place to work, research, or just relax.

Database Trial: World Politics Review

WPRWorld Politics Review (WPR) provides analysis of critical global trends for academics, policymakers, and businesspeople. Written by leading experts and on-the-ground influencers, WPR articles provide access to authoritative analyses, including non-American and non-Western points of view. New content is added daily, and researchers have the option of searching World Politics Review on the company’s website or on the EBSCOhost platform.

Our trial of World Politics Review goes until March 31, 2016. Click here to take the WPR for a test drive on the company’s website and here to search it on EBSCOhost.

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.

2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey drawing winners announced

1930s man's hand in top hat full of paper pulling name out of hatThe 2015 Customer Satisfaction Survey closed on November 17. We received responses from 503 students, 41 faculty, and 27 staff members. The Library faculty will now evaluate the data and comments to determine what our users like about the Library and what they would like to see changed. We will share our findings in the Feedback Express column of the blog.

Drum roll, please…

…And the winners of the survey drawing are as follows:

Student Winners

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card: Ms. Renee Hudnall (School of Business & Leadership)
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card: Mr. Richard Curtis (School of Divinity)
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card: Mr. Kevin Pleasants (School of Divinity)

Staff Winner

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card: Mr. Lawrence Trotman (College of Arts & Sciences)

Faculty Winner

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card: Dr. Miguel Alvarez (School of Divinity)

The Library sincerely thanks everyone who took the survey.