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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.

Database Trial: Statista

The Library has a trial subscription to Statista, the worldwide largest aggregator of statistical data. Statista contains more than 1 million statistics in over 60,000 topics ranging from agriculture to media to marketing and demographic data.

As impressive as the sheer volume of data in Statista is, the really unique thing about the database is its interface, which Library Journal calls “elegant and incredibly user-friendly,” and the spectacular charts and graphs that can be exported into Excel or PowerPoint or saved as PNG files. Using Statista may be the most fun you have ever had with quantitative data!

Make your data come alive with Statista’s charts and graphs.

Trial expires March 24, 2015. Click here to take the Statista for a test-drive.

The Library’s seeks to acquire the best possible databases for 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 this resources by completing our short evaluation form.

Database Trial: The Criterion Collection

The Library has a trial subscription to The Criterion Collection. Widely considered the best of world cinema and comprising some of the most influential works of the last century, The Criterion Collection showcases the definitive versions of seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. Features accompanying the films include HD streaming, scrolling transcripts, and shareable clips and playlists.

Enjoy the greatest works in the history of film, such as Safety Last (1923), staring Harold Lloyd.

Enjoy the greatest works in the history of film, such as Safety Last (1923), staring Harold Lloyd.

With more than 700 titles spanning 1915 through 2013, The Criterion Collection has no rival for the study (and enjoyment) of film history.

Trial expires March 10, 2015. Click here to explore the database.

The Library’s seeks to acquire the best possible databases for 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 The Criterion Collection by completing our short evaluation form.

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,” http://0-www.atoztheworld.com.library.regent.edu/content.php?cat=grw&cid=6&nid=65&next_nid=66&parent=Overviews

New Trial Databases

The Library currently has trials to three terrific databases:

I wish I had had the Digital Loeb Classical Library.

I wish I had had the Digital Loeb Classical Library.

Digital Loeb Classical Library
“Founded by James Loeb in 1911, the mission of the Loeb Classical Library® has always been to make Classical Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers…Harvard University Press is honored to renew James Loeb’s vision of accessibility, and presents an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature…represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations.”

Trial expires November 19, 2014

FMG: World Cinema Collection
“With more than 380 feature films from the most renowned directors across the globe, this unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films featured by Global Lens. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world, making it useful beyond film studies departments by bringing value to programs in area studies, political science, history, world languages, and more.”

Trial expires November 7, 2014

Value Line
“The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.”

Trial expires November 13, 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: Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest, “Augustus of Primaporta,”
http://quest.eb.com/#/search/107_3363746/1/107_3363746/cite