Divinity & Religion: Ten Resources for Online School of Divinity Students


1.)  Identify the materials you need by accessing the Regent University Library Online Public Catalog at http://library.regent.edu/. 

2.)  Have Books and AV Materials Sent To Your Door, Directly from Regent University Library. Check out books and audio-visual materials directly from the library collections by using the ILLiad interlibrary loan service at:  Interlibrary Loan Homepage. Select the book request form. The checkout period is six weeks, including travel time.  Materials are sent by UPS, Fedex, or DHL free of charge. Return the materials at your cost using the same mail service we use.  

3.)  Contact the Library Reference Desk for reference service by phone, toll-free, 1-888-249-1822.  Leave a message any time on voice mail.  Messages are checked and answered promptly. Reference service is also available by e-mail at reference@regent.edu or through the chat service on the library homepage (during operation hours). Visit Regent librarians at the Ask a Librarian page on the Library website.

4.)  Advance your information literacy skills by taking the Online Library Information and Resources Course. All new students must take the Regent University Library Information and Resources course, UNIV_LIB.  Access the course online through Blackboard, the Regent University software delivery management program, at: http://blackboard.regent.edu/. The course comprises seven lessons covering library services and resources for Regent University students, using periodical databases, the web, and research methods. For more information see the Library Instruction page.

5.)  Find Full Text Journal Articles By Using the Databases on the Divinity & Religion Subject Guide Database Page at http://www.regent.edu/lib/research/databases.cfm. These databases include the ATLA Religion Database, Religious Periodicals, Christian Periodical Index, New Testament Abstracts, and Old Testament Abstracts, among others.
6.)  Access Other Important Databases through the Library Databases Page. Use: WorldCatAcademic Search Complete, Ethnic News Watch, and Factiva, among others. Access full-text theses, dissertations and D.Min. projects through Digital Dissertations at the "D" section of the Databases list.

7.)  Request journal articles not found online from the Library Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service at: Interlibrary Loan Services.  Photocopied articles are sent as an attachment to an e-mail message or an open url address.

8.)  Request reimbursement for a Local Library Card. The library will reimburse the cost of one local library card for all currently enrolled Regent University students living more than 90 miles away from campus.  Prior to purchasing a local library card, contact Dorothy Hargett by e-mail or by phone at 757-352-4152.  Mrs. Hargett will provide information on the dollar amount that the library will reimburse you.  Please investigate the cost of the library card that is desired before contacting Mrs. Hargett.  Assistance locating or using other libraries is available through the library Reference Service

9.)  Access Key Electronic Resources, Library Guides, and Service Information.  Access a variety of information resources, guides, and library services on the Library homepage. Areas of special interest include:

      Library Services: http://www.regent.edu/lib/services/home.cfm

      Borrower's Privileges: http://www.regent.edu/lib/about/policies/borrowing-privileges.cfm

      Contact a Librarian: http://www.regent.edu/lib/help/ask.cfm

      Online Database List: http://www.regent.edu/lib/research/databases.cfm

      Full Text Journal Finder: http://atoz.ebsco.com/home.asp?Id=regent

      Reference Desk E-mail: reference@regent.edu

10.)  Access Divinity-Related Electronic Resources and Library User Guides. Use the Divinity & Religion subject guide pages to find religion-related resources, web links, and library user guides:
      Divinity & Religion Databases:  http://www.regent.edu/lib/research/divinity/divinity-databases.cfm

      Divinity & Religion Guides:   http://libguides.regent.edu/content.php?pid=207432

      Divinity & Religion Recommended Web sites:  http://www.regent.edu/lib/research/divinity/divinity-websites.cfm

Revised 08/13/12