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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.

New film research database

The Library now has a subscription to FIAF, the International Index to Film Periodicals Plus. Founded in Paris in 1938, FIAF brings together contributions from experts around the world dedicated to film preservation, cataloging and documentation. It is an essential resource for research into the history of world cinema.

Highlights from the database include:

  • Over 500,000 article citations from more than 345 periodicals, with in-depth coverage of the world’s foremost academic and popular film journals.
  • Full-text coverage from fifty leading film periodicals. Titles in full-text include both scholarly (e.g. Film Comment, Framework) and popular (e.g. Variety, Sight and Sound).
  • Full-text of five key reference works:
    • The Encyclopedia of Early Cinema (Routledge, 2004)
    • Routledge Companion to Film History (Routledge, 2010)
    • Oxford History of World Cinema (OUP, 1997)
    • Critical Ideas in Television Studies (OUP, 1999)
    • Film Analysis: A Norton Reader (Norton, 2005)
  • Option to create a free account for storing personal research from the database.

To begin researching FIAF, click here. To view a short video tutorial about the database, click here.

New database: Get the best images from Image Quest

Searching for images on the Web for projects can be a conscience-challenging exercise. Although “borrowing” photos for projects and presentations may feel harmless, it may actually be a violation of copyright law unless the author of the site permits re-use.

The Library now has a subscription to Britannica Image Quest, a database of three million rights-cleared photos from the very best photographic collections in the world, such as the British Library, Getty Images, the National Geographic Society, and the Royal Geographic Society. The database even provides citations for each image in APA, Chicago, Harvard, and MLA styles, so there’s simply no need to be getting images for class projects from Google anymore!

To begin searching Image Quest, click here. See also Britannica’s overview on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/k_x4ypxFGIA

Reference Spotlight — WorldCat

Written by Jason Stuart, Reference Librarian

WorldCat is the world’s largest bibliographic database, containing the contents of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories. On May 2, 2013, the 2,000,000,000th (two billionth) record was added to the WorldCat.

What can such an enormous database do for you?

Online Students

What do you do when you need a book in a hurry to complete an assignment? Although the Library’s InterLibrary Loan service will ship any book in our collection to you at no charge, sometimes in a fast-paced course, you may not have a week to wait.

When you are in a time crunch or the Library does not have the book you need in e-book form, WorldCat is just what you need. Input your zip code and WorldCat will search the catalog of most every public and academic library in your area.

Nearly all college and seminary libraries allow visitors to use their collections in-house. But even better, most academic libraries offer an “associate membership” for users not affiliated with the institution. If you live near a library with a useful collection for your research, the Regent Library will reimburse you up to $100 per year for an associate membership.

On-Campus Students

Sometimes you want to expand your research: perhaps your topic is obscure and resources are hard to come by, or maybe you just want to see what other materials are out there and available. If you find something you want to take a look at, simply click the ILLiad link provided in the record of the item you wish to request. WorldCat links directly to ILLiad, our InterLibrary Loan system, and even fills out the request form automatically.

If you don’t have time to wait for InterLibrary Loan, WorldCat will let you know if a resource is available locally. With a consortium card, available free from the Circulation Desk, you can check out materials at nineteen (19) Virginia Tidewater Consortium libraries.

Important Tip for Regent users

When using WorldCat, I recommend searching the web-based version optimized for Regent users at http://regent.worldcat.org/, which automatically lets you know whether an item is in the Regent Library, and if not, includes a link to our ILLiad system. If you are doing very sophisticated research, you might also want to use the Library’s subscription version of WorldCat, but most users will find the web-based version more intuitive and user-friendly.

Feedback Express—New JSTOR collections

Written by Leanne Strum, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the University Library

You asked for additional JSTOR collections and the Library has responded!

Regent University Library is pleased to announce the addition of two new JSTOR Collections: Arts & Sciences V & VI. Our subscription adds over 240 full-text scholarly journals to our collection. The JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections I, II, III, IV, V, and VI include full-text articles from 745 core journals, encompassing many disciplines. Details on each individual collection are given below.

Arts & Sciences Collections I through VI

The JSTOR Arts & Sciences I Collection includes full-text articles from the complete back runs of 119 journal titles in fifteen disciplines. The collection of online full-text material includes many of the core research and journals published by scholarly societies in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

The Arts & Sciences II Collection is home to 124 titles. This adds depth to Arts & Sciences I and also offers core journals in several new disciplines, such as archaeology and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.

The Arts & Sciences III Collection contains 150 additional titles. It adds titles in language and literature as well as important titles in music, film studies, folklore, religion, and art history.

The Arts & Sciences IV Collection includes 112 titles and has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration.

The Arts & Sciences Collection V includes full-text articles from 120 journals. This collection builds on previously introduced disciplines, adding important literary reviews and state historical journals. It also widens the scope of core disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art and art history, and language and literature.

The Arts & Sciences Collection VI includes full-text articles from an additional 120 journals. This collection extends coverage in disciplines across the social sciences, with clusters focused in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies. These often interdisciplinary titles broaden the scope of coverage for the social sciences and expand the range of international scholarship.

Notable new titles include:

  • Foreign Affairs
  • Journal of Population Economics
  • Journal of Qu’ranic Studies
  • The Journal of Educational Research
  • The Middle East Journal
  • The World Bank Economic Review
  • Hudson Review
  • Kenyon Review
  • Massachusetts Historical Review
  • Historica Mexicana
  • Revue D’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine
  • Zeitschrift fur philosophische Forschung

To access any JSTOR collections go to the Library database page and select JSTOR, located under the “J’s” in our database listing. If you have any questions or comments, please contact one of our reference librarians at reference@regent.edu.