Category Archives: Deeper into Databases

Academic Search Complete

One of the word’s premier databases, Academic Search Complete is an essential tool for nearly every research project.

For most Regent students, Summon, the Library’s search engine, is their introduction to online research. Summon is the best way to start most research projects, but if you’re looking for the best multi-disciplinary database to search in conjunction with Summon, we suggest Academic Search Complete. This world-renown database features nearly 3,000 peer-reviewed, full-text journals, 3,500 periodicals, 75,000 videos, and indexing and links to 4,700 open access journals. Just as important as quantity of content is the effectiveness of the searching platform. EBSCO offers unsurpassed intuitive searching across all academic disciplines for all levels of research experience. To begin searching Academic Search Complete, click here.

New database: Oxford Music Online

In anticipation of the launch of Regent’s new music degrees, the Library has subscribed to the world’s most respected music reference database, Oxford Music Online. Oxford Music Online actually comprises three reference works, Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford Companion to Music, and the famous Grove Music Online. Together, these three resources include more than 70,000 articles written by the world’s most authoritative scholars. Although essential resources for professional musicians and researchers, most of the entries are accessible to anyone wishing to learn more about music. To begin exploring Oxford Music Online, click here. Please send comments or questions to

FMG Films on Demand: 50,000 films and documentaries

Last month,  we featured Academic Video Online, the Library’s largest streaming video database. Our second largest video database, FMG Films on Demand is equally important to search when looking for videos to enhance projects and presentations. Films on Demand contains more than 50,000 titles broken into more than 300,000 short segments for easy insertion into PowerPoints, blogs, and more. Content includes instructional films in nearly all academic disciplines, and documentaries from providers like BBC, PBS, HBO, and National Geographic. All films include APA, Chicago, MLA citations. Click here to try FMG Films on Demand. Please send any comments to

Academic Video Online: 74,000 films and documentaries

Tired of paying for films and documentaries on Amazon? Then check out Academic Video Online, available from the Library. With nearly 74,000 films and videos, AVO is the perfect destination for both research and enrichment. Want to take cooking lessons from Jacque Pépin? Or watch premium PBS, BBC, and independent documentaries? Or see Romeo and Juliet performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in London? Just a few of the subject areas in AVO include anthropology, business, counseling, health, history, and performing arts. All videos include APA, Chicago, MLA citations. Click here to try Academic Video Online. Please send any comments to

ARTSTOR – Image database trial through June 30

Edward Hopper, “Cape Cod Evening,” 1936

Now through June 30, the Library has a trial subscription to the leading scholarly database of the visual arts. ARTSTOR is the most extensive image resource for educational and scholarly use. With more than 2.5 million images, researchers can examine premium quality photographs of Native American art from the Smithsonian, treasures from the Louvre, and panoramic, 360-degree views of the Hagia Sophia on an easy-to-use platform. More than 90% of the images are downloadable and include APA, Chicago, and MLA citations.

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