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Learn time-saving skills at our Research Lifesavers workshops.

Lifesavers® advertisement, 1948

Lifesavers® advertisement, 1948

On Thursday, January 29 at 12:00, the reference librarians will offer a luncheon workshop about basic resources on the Library website that everyone should know about. Enjoy a pizza lunch on us and learn easy-to-use techniques that will save you time in the research process.

The workshop will be held in the Library Conference Room. Reserve your place by “joining” this event on Facebook, Google+, or by e-mailing Stephanie Lowell at

Online Session

A live, online version of this workshop will be held on Thursday, February 5 at 6:00 pm EDT. We will meet via Google Hangouts On Air. Make sure to log into your account or a personal gmail account if you want to ask questions during the workshop. Here is the link to the Google+ events page where you can get in to watch:

Reserve your place at the online session by joining on Facebook, Google+ or by e-mailing Jason Stuart at

Happy New Year, from the Library!

by Melody Detar, Divinity Librarian

Join us for fun events like National Library Week in April.

Join us for fun events like National Library Week in April.

The start of a new year is an exciting time to reflect on the past year and consider the great possibilities for the year ahead. The new semester brings fresh challenges and ways to grow in knowledge and understanding. In the midst of celebrating and creating resolutions, we encourage our readers to remember the Lord’s blessings. It’s easy to get lost in the deluge of negativity that often permeates media and news outlets, but the Bible reminds us that “…there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.” (Ecclesiastes 3:12).

As you begin the spring semester, we invite you to:

  1. Think positively and be encouraged by God’s blessings you have our lives!
  2. Find fulfillment through relationships with God, family, and friends.
  3. Grow in knowledge by taking advantage of the research help the Regent University librarians can provide.

Don’t forget that there are many ways to connect with the Library! We are on Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest. We also want to help you reach any reading goals you have this year through our lively Book Club, which meets monthly both on campus and online via Google Hangouts. We look forward to connecting with you in 2015!

More Trial Databases

The Library currently has trials to three research databases:

AtoZ the World includes beautiful images of each country.

AtoZ the World includes beautiful images of each country.

AtoZ the World
AtoZ the World is the world’s most thorough country-by-country resource for learning about culture and customs worldwide. AtoZ the World consists of 175 Country Guides of 100+ topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics, so well, for so many countries.”

Trial expires December 11, 2014.

Digital Theatre Plus
“At the heart of Digital Theatre Plus is the ethos to share the best of British theatre with teachers and students all over the world. We strive to offer the highest quality online experience of theatre arts, working with creatives and educators to ensure that watching and discovering the world of a play online is an exciting, relevant and authentic learning experience.”

Trial expires December 1, 2014.

Education Week
“For 31 years, Education Week has been the leading publication for coverage of K-12 education news and for reaching K-12 administrators.” The mission of Education Week is “to provide K-12 leaders with objective reporting on the news, trends and events that shape the rapidly changing education landscape. K-12’s most influential decision makers and educators in schools across the U.S. rely on us because they know our unbiased coverage is found nowhere else.”

Trial expires December 12, 2014.

The Library strives to spend its electronic resources budget on databases that best support the research 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 these resources by completing our short evaluation form.

Image Credit: AtoZ the World, “Dormant volcano Mt. Ararat frames Khor Virap Monastery, whose history reflects Armenia’s Christian identity,”

Library launches Pinterest page

by Melody Diehl, Divinity Librarian

The Library is Pinning!

The Regent University Library is now showcasing the fun and beauty of the literary world through our photo-driven Pinterest page. Pinterest is a social media site that connects you with ideas, events, recipes, and more through visually stimulating images. The site has a simple layout, but is rich with content and connected to websites on every subject. Visit our Pinterest page and see our favorite places, cool book art, reading suggestions, and Library events.

As winter fast approaches, warm up with Louisa May Alcot’s Apple Slump from our literary foodie recipe board, get cozy by the fire with our Book Club titles, and satisfy all your Christmas shopping needs with our literary gift idea board. You can also learn about Virginia history or step into magnificent spaces from around the world.

When you click on the images, you will be whisked away to websites that provide full recipes, articles, and forums. We add pictures nearly every day, so “follow” us to see our latest posts immediately, and be sure to share your favorite posts on your own boards.

Last Day! Take the Library Survey and enter our Amazon gift card drawing.

Today (November 18) is the last day to take the 2014 Library Customer Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which takes only ten minutes to complete online, is the primary instrument we use to hear from our users and improve our services. By taking the survey, you can tell us what you like and what you would like to see changed at the Library.

This year, we have separate surveys for students, staff, and faculty. After completing the survey, all participants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win an Amazon gift card. One $50 Amazon gift card will be awarded in both the staff and faculty categories, and in the student category, we will award one $100, $50, and $25 gift card for three lucky students. Your chances of winning are quite good with this drawing! More importantly, it is a chance for your voice to be heard. We read every response, and we act on them. Click here to begin the survey.