Category Archives: Extra! Extra!

Expanded Journal, E-book, and Video Content

Just a few of the scholarly publishers offering free content this semester

With hundreds of universities around the world now providing all instruction and services online, many scholarly publishers and database providers are offering free emergency access to thousands of online journals, monographs, textbooks, and streaming video.

Some of the publishers offering this temporary access include JSTOR, ProjectMuse, ProQuest, SAGE, Kanopy, and CENGAGE. The dates of free access vary with each vendor from the end of May to the end of June.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of these valuable trials, located on the Library’s campus closure support guide. Please note that this emergency content is not discoverable in Summon. While some vendors, such as JSTOR, are adding the additional content to our existing subscriptions, the best place to know what’s available and access it is through our guide.

While we cannot make any commitments regarding new subscriptions, the librarians will consider seriously all student and faculty opinions of these resources in our purchasing decisions. Please email your comments to librarians@regent.edu.

Important Trial: Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. This resource has more than twice the number of any other academic video database. Just a few of the providers represented include CNN, BBC, PBS, Sony Pictures Classics, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Now through March 3, The Library has a trial subscription to Academic Video Online. This is truly a premium-quality product that would offer significant educational benefits to the Regent community. Please try out a video or two by clicking here and logging in with your Regent username and password. Also consider letting us know what you think of the resource by adding a comment here.

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Library Satisfaction Survey – 2020

February 1-15

The 2020 Library Customer Satisfaction Survey began on February 2 and will continue through February 15.  The survey, which takes less than ten minutes to complete, is the primary instrument we use to hear from our users and improve our services. By taking the survey, you can tell us what you like and what you would like to see changed at the Library.

There are two different surveys, please choose a survey below according to your current status:

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After completing your survey, you will have a chance to enter in the drawing for one of three Amazon gift cards. The drawing will take place after the survey has closed by February 20, and the winner will be notified by email.

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Safari Books now O’Reilly for Higher Education

Safari Books Online has been re-branded as O’Reilly for Higher Education.

O’Reilly Media, the owner of Safari, has created a new platform to provide users with enhanced content and a more functional interface This premium management and technology resource offers more than 35K ebook titles, 30K hours of video, learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, and audio books from 250 of the world’s leading publishers.

To use the new platform, users must set up a personal account with their Regent email address. To get started, simply go to O’Reilly for Higher Education on the Library database page. After clicking on the database link, use the drop down menu to select “Not listed? Click here.” This will take you to the login page where you will enter your Regent email address and click “Let’s Go.” You will then be logged in and have access to the O’Reilly platform.

A welcome email will be sent to you with a confirmation link to choose a password. Setting a password is optional and you can continue accessing the site following the instructions above without a password.

Comments about O’Reilly? Please email us your opinion at librarians@regent.edu.