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.

Books on Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a movement currently in the news. Here are a few recommendations of books that discuss concepts instrumental in the development of CRT:

Crenshaw, K., Gotanda, N.m Feller, G., Thoman, K. (eds.) (1996). Critical race theory with key writings that formed the movement. New Press. KF4755.A75 C7 1995

Delgado, R. and Stefancic, J. (2017). Critical race theory: an introduction. New York University Press. KF4755.D454 2012 or online

Marx, K. (2000). The German ideology. The Electric Book Company. online or 1970 version HX276.M2782

The library sought recommendations from various faculty and administration members at Regent University for resources that provide a Christian perspective. (N.B. Works by Christians may or may not reflect a Biblical worldview.)

Baucham, V. (2021). Fault lines: the social justice movement and evangelicalism’s looming catastrophe. Salem Books. BT738.B29

Groothuis, D. R. (2000). Truth decay: defending Christianity against the challenges of postmodernism. Intervarsity Press. BT50.G66 or online

Mason, E. (2021). Urban apologetics: Restoring black dignity with the gospel. Zondervan. online

Tisby, J. (2021). How to fight racism: Courageous Christianity and the journey toward racial justice. Zondervan Reflective. BT734.2 T57

Trueman, C. R. (2021, February). Evangelicals and Race Theory. First Things.

Williams, T. J. (2020). Confronting injustice without compromising truth: 12 questions Christians should ask about social justice. Zondervan Academic. BR115.J8 W55

These books are available through the library. Check our new website for more information.

– Dr. Esther R. Gillie, Dean of the University Library


Facebook & Instagram contests starts August 23

Comment on our Facebook & Instagram posts for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

During the first week of classes, the Library will be running run membership contests on our Facebook and Instagram pages. At the end of the week, we will award five $25 Amazon gift cards.

How to Enter:

  • The contest runs Monday, August 23 to Sunday, August 29.
  • Like our new Facebook page and follow us on Instagram (the contest is also open to old members).
  • On Monday through Friday, we will post a photo of our fearless mascot Robbie or Bobbi along with a question-of-the-day. Comment with an answer to the daily question. Each comment equals one raffle ticket in the drawing, up to two per post.

Contest Rules:

  • The contest closes on Sunday, August 29 at midnight. Drawing for the five gift cards will take place on Monday, August 30.
  • The contest is open to all currently enrolled Regent students.
  • Winners must be following us on Facebook or Instagram (preferably both!)
  • Winners will be contacted via direct message on Instagram or Facebook on Tuesday Aug 31.

Good luck and please help spread the word about our contest!

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