When students and faculty think about the Library databases, they generally have current information in mind. However, the University and Law libraries also provide researchers at Regent with access to some terrific archives through our Gale digital collections. According to the publisher, “Gale Digital Collections makes rare, previously impossible-to-access printed matter viewable in a digital format.”
The University Library currently owns four digital collections:
- The Economist Historical Archive, 1843–2008
“Since its first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive appraisal of global news every week. Because of its global perspective and economic and political analysis, it is highly regarded and heavily relied on by the world’s political and business leaders, opinion formers and decision-makers.”
- National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994
“National Geographic magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment.”
- Sabin Americana, 1500–1926
“Sabin Americana, 1500–1926 is an online collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana, 1500–1926 is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.”
- Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902–2007
“First published in 1902, the Times Literary Supplement is the only literary weekly — in fact the only journal — to offer comprehensive coverage of the latest and most important publications, in every subject…an essential resource for anyone studying, or supporting the study of, modern literature and culture.”
The Law Library owns two digital collections:
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part I and Part II
“Consisting of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, Eighteenth Century Collections Online was the most ambitious single scholarly digitization project ever undertaken. Bearing witness to what many scholars consider the three most significant events in world history — the American Revolution, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution…”
- The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800–1926
“The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 represents a revolution in historical law research, opening up a wealth of hidden or previously inaccessible sources to scholars and students. This unique digital collection covers the watershed period of legal development during the 19th and early 20th centuries and is the world’s most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises of the period.
Current Regent students, staff, and faculty have access to all six of these resources. To try these collections, click on the hyperlinks provided above, or visit the University Library and Law Library database pages.