Research Tips: New Databases Coming this Summer

Written by Jon Ritterbush, Associate Librarian

Newsbank logoSeveral new databases will be coming online this summer, accessible to Regent students, faculty and staff. Access World News by Newsbank is already available and provides full-text access to over 2,200 news sources including newspapers throughout the United States and around the globe. This news resource nicely complements other newspaper titles available in LexisNexis and Factiva.

The Library has also acquired an online collection of playscripts called the Twentieth Century North American Drama database. This database contains more than 1,300 full-text plays from the United States and Canada, as well as production and biographical information for these plays.

Several other online resources will be arriving later this summer, in time for the start of fall classes:

  1. JSTOR Arts & Sciences III and IV – These two collections will augment the other archived journals already available in JSTOR Arts & Science I and II. These new collections will include over 250 additional journal titles in the performing arts, film studies, religion, business, education and law. Complete journal title lists for the JSTOR collections are available here online.
  2. Who’s Who is moving from print to online this summer! Now students can access more than 1.4 million biographies from this database of celebrities and notables in the fields of academe, religion, politics, business, education and science. Look for Who’s Who on the Library’s Databases webpage beginning in late July.
  3. Another collection of NetLibrary books will be added later this summer, adding 2,500-3,000 electronic books to the library’s substantial e-book collections via NetLibrary and ebrary. These new e-book titles should be available by the start of fall semester and searchable in the Library Catalog.