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Premier Political Science Database on Trial

EHPSCThe Library has a trial subscription to EBSCO Political Science Complete, one of the premier research databases in the world for this discipline.

Political Science Complete provides coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary politics. Subject coverage includes comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations, and political theory. The database contains nearly 340 reference books and monographs, over 1,500 scholarly journals in full text, and more than 44,000 full-text conference papers.

According to Choice magazine, the review publication for the Association of College & Research Libraries, “Users will find no other source comparable to Political Science Complete. It captures the breadth of the subject with both a national and international perspective, drawing from scholarly, professional and peer-reviewed sources, and offering considerable full-text content—all in one place…Highly recommended.”

To try out Political Science Complete, click here. To comment about this or any other trial or any other electronic resource, use our online evaluation form.

New Scholarly eBook Collection

The Library has just purchased a subscription to eBook Academic Collection, EBSCO’s new collection of online books selected especially for university libraries. The collection currently numbers nearly 120,000 books, and new titles are added each month. University presses in the collection include Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, and Harvard. Commercial academic presses include Elsevier, Brill, Sage, and Wiley. All titles are available with unlimited user access.

To begin searching eBook Academic Collection, click here. A tutorial on using EBSCO’s eBook collections is located on the Library YouTube channel.

 

Deeper into Databases—2 trial databases through August 17th

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

The Library has 30-day trial subscriptions to two databases from EBSCOhost:

Scripture-based article searching a snap with EBSCOhost’s ATLA Religion

Written by Robert Sivigny, University Librarian

Finding journal articles on a Scripture text or book of the Bible is easy and fun using ATLA Religion with the new EBSCOhost interface. How so, you may ask? With the ATLA database open, locate and click on the “Scriptures” link tab in the blue margin at the top left of the program screen. First navigate to the book of the Bible you wish to search, then either click on the book title or click on “Expand” to point your search to a certain chapter and verse. Once you click on the hyperlink Scripture text entry, your search request is automatically transferred as a search term into the search menu on the ATLA main search screen. If you only want journal articles, click on “article” under Publication Type at the lower right of the search screen. Then simply click on the green “Search” button and the program will display all the journal article citations relating to your chosen Scripture text.

To refine your search even further, add a second keyword term on the second line of the search screen menu. For example, suppose you would like to see all the journal articles relating to the Gospel of Matthew and leadership. Click on “Matthew” from the Scriptures menu on the left-hand margin and this will “paste” in “Matthew” as a Scripture text search term on the top search menu box. In the second search box, type “leader*”. Use of the asterisk after “leader” will cause the program to search all variant forms of “leader” (e.g. leaders, leadership). Limit the search to only articles by clicking on “article” under “Publication Type.” Click on the search button and 24 journal article citations display, 8 of which are full text right in the ATLA program.

Feedback Express — Why does ATLA Religion Database look different?

Written by Robert Sivigny, Divinity Librarian

According to the American Theological Library Association, “ATLA Religion Database is an essential tool for the study of religion” and “the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion.” It is one of the Library’s most used databases by students and faculty across the disciplines at Regent.

Last summer the Library decided to change from the FirstSearch to the EBSCOhost platform for ATLA Religion. The content of the database is exactly the same as before, only the format has changed.

Subscribing to ATLA Religion from the EBSCOhost will provide Regent users with a number of important benefits: