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New Database Trials from ProQuest

The Library has trial subscriptions to two premium databases from ProQuest:

eeboEarly English Books Online (EEOB) contains more than 125,000 titles, from the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare. EEOB is an indispensable primary source archive for research in English literature, history, philosophy, theology, science, and many other disciplines. EEOB documents the magnificent English Renaissance – an era that witnessed the rebirth of classical humanism, the Reformation, the broadening of the known world, and the rapid spread of printing and education. Complete information about content as well as suggestions for using the database can be found at ProQuest’s LibGuide to Early English Books Online. To begin using EEOB, click here.

proquestProQuest Central is the one of the largest multidisciplinary scholarly databases in the world. The resource provides access to nearly 40 of ProQuest’s complete databases, with a variety of content types across over 175 subjects. Researchers will find millions of full-text, peer-reviewed articles in all disciplines taught at Regent. Comprehensive information about content as well as suggestions for using the database can be found at the ProQuest Central Libguide. To begin using Central, click here.

As always, the Library welcomes comments and suggestions about our electronic resources. Please use our evaluation form to send feedback about these trial databases.

New Database: ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

Described as “a snapshot of America and its people,” The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the most comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Since its inception in 1878, it has been the most used statistical reference in U.S. libraries.

In 2013, ProQuest took over The Statistical Abstract when the U.S. Census Bureau ceased publication after 133 years. In the new online version, users can find the information they are looking for quickly in ProQuest’s familiar interface. Here is a quick overview of the database:

Researchers who used The Statistical Abstract online when it was hosted by the Census Bureau will find that ProQuest has improved the user-friendliness of the database and added a number of great features such as APA and MLA citations for each table. The Statistical Abstract is a core reference tool for business, government, and the social sciences and should be the go-to choice for any statistical inquiry about the United States.

To try out the ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, click here.

New Entrepreneurship Database

Written by Harold Henkel, Associate Librarian

I cannot emphasize strongly enough the tremendous
benefits of owning your own business in whatever form it takes.

Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson

Anyone who has watched the 700 Club or listened to Regent’s founder and chancellor discuss financial planning knows that Dr. Robertson considers owning one’s own business to be the quintessential path to the American dream. As he writes in his 2009 book, Right on the Money, “in a free country, the field is always open and the opportunities available to you are unlimited.”1

Entrepreneurship actually encompasses more than operating a small business or starting a new one. According to Peter Drucker, the term “refers not to an enterprise’s size or age but to a certain kind of activity. At the heart of that activity is innovation: the effort to create purposeful, focused change in an enterprise’s economic or social potential.”2 In other words, entrepreneurship is an activity practiced by every successful organization.

Regent students, staff, and faculty now have access to ProQuest’s new Entrepreneurship database. ProQuest is one of the premier database vendors, known both for the excellence of the content it provides and the intuitive quality of its interface. The features of Entrepreneurship include:

  • Video Clips—Over 11,000 clips of successful entrepreneurs giving firsthand accounts of their business experiences.
  • Market Research—Access to thousands of market research documents with market and company reports, key financial ratios, demographics, insights, benchmarks, statistics and more.
  • Start-Up Plans, Templates and Forms—An A to Z approach to entrepreneurship as steps are laid out from concept through management. These tools also guide users through various processes and can serve as a “checklist” of items needed to secure financing.
  • Journal Content—Top publications relating to the practice of entrepreneurship are provided in the form of full journal runs plus selected articles with a weekly refresh from over 11,000 sources ensuring the latest information for users.

For more information about this important new resource, see the full outline on the ProQuest website.

To try Entrepreneurship, click here.

1Pat Robertson, Right on the money: financial advice for tough times (New York: FaithWords, 2009), 204.

2Peter F. Drucker, “The discipline of innovation,” Harvard Business Review 63: 3 (May-June 1985), 67.