Limited database access

September 16, 2019 by

We have been reaching out to our database vendors to determine what alternate authentication might be available for our licensed resources until the network and authentication are restored.

Current Regis students, faculty and staff can use the link below to find access information for some library databases; we will continue to add to this list as we’re able to establish more access points.

Regis users will be prompted to request access to the site; our staff will be monitoring this and responding to these requests daily from 8am – 10pm. If it is outside those hours we will respond as quickly as we can.

https://regis365.sharepoint.com/sites/RegisUniversityLibrary

Some databases are temporarily set to default to full text results. The “Check for Full Text” links do work in any of the index/abstract databases, however the only links that are working through the article linker are ones going to open access platforms (Directory of Open Access Journals, etc.)

Unpaywall browser plugin

August 30, 2019 by

It is still possible to search for academic articles even without access to the Regis Library’s subscription databases using some of the tools mentioned in our post on library and information services alternative-tech solutions. Perhaps the biggest obstacle students will face is not finding the materials, but access to the materials. To help you find legal copies of articles listed on publishers web sites, Google Scholar results, and elsewhere, try the browser plugin Unpaywall. When viewing the Web page for the article, the Unpaywall icon will indicate if the item can be retrieved for free legally from another source. Hope this helps!

Library & Information Services Alternative-tech Solutions

August 30, 2019 by

Due to the cyberattack on the university, many Regis Library resources and services are unavailable at this time. Please know that the faculty and staff of the Regis Library are on-site at the Dayton Memorial Library on the Northwest Campus ready to assist patrons. Patrons can access print journals, magazines, and newspapers on site, and can check out books and media from our collection. In addition, the Regis Library recommends the following online resources to help satisfy your information needs during this disruption in service:

Local Public Library Systems: you can access online databases, submit Prospector book requests, and place interlibrary loan requests after successfully creating an account with either system listed below. Please note that you will need to abide by the rules and policies associated with the library system whose services you access.

Denver Public Library – Any Colorado resident or student in-state attending a Colorado college or university may obtain a free Denver Public Library Card.

https://www.denverlibrary.org/library-card

Jefferson County Public Library: – Your ID doesn’t need to list a CO address, but new registrants must have an address in Colorado. Closest branch libraries are located in Arvada, Wheatridge, and Edgewater.

https://jeffcolibrary.org/faq/library-card/#faq_169276

Public databases and search engines: the search engines and database listed below allow researchers to search for and identify journal articles and academic publications. However, options to access the full-text document may be limited in some instances. When full-text is not available, try using the interlibrary loan service from one of the public library systems listed above.

Directory of Open Access Journals: DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.Given that all journals listed in the directory are open access, users should expect to be able to access the full-text document for any article that appears in one of the journals listed.

https://doaj.org/

arXiv.org: a product from Cornell University, arXiv.org provides open access to 1,583,147 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

https://arxiv.org/

Google Scholar: a public search engine specific to academic publications. When available, look for links to the full-text document on the right hand side of the search results page.

https://scholar.google.com/

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center): a public database from the US Department of Education. The database indexes a wide range of academic journals related to the field of education and publications from the US Department of Education.

https://eric.ed.gov/

PubMed: a public database that comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from the MEDLINE database, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites (often paywalled).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

University repositories: many colleges and universities archive faculty publications in open online institutional repositories. Examples include the DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard), DSpace@MIT, and the Knowledge@UChicago repositories. A good way to search for and identify university repositories is to limit your Google search to the .edu domain, as in this example (notice the use of the site: .edu limit to narrow the scope of the search to academic sites). You may wish to also consult the list of open access disciplinary specific archives listed on the Open Access Directory project from Simmons University.

Alternate email contact during tech outage

August 30, 2019 by

Due to the cyberattack on the university, you can reach us using the following alternate email addresses until systems are restored:

Library
regisunilibrary@gmail.com

Student Disability Services & University Testing
RegisSDSUT@gmail.com

The Learning Commons
Regisscholar@gmail.com

Other temporary phone and email contacts for the university are available on RegisUpdates.com

DML Hours

May 2, 2019 by

Building hours:
Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Research Help Desk:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

Open access journals in computer and information sciences

September 11, 2019 by

Hi all,

Just want to pass along a few other open access journals in the field of computer and information sciences. Hope this helps!

IEEE Access (ISSN 2169-3536)

IEEE Access is an award-winning, multidisciplinary, all-electronic archival journal, continuously presenting the results of original research or development across all of IEEE’s fields of interest. Supported by author publication fees, its hallmarks are a rapid peer review and publication process with open access to all readers.

PeerJ Computer Science ( ISSN 2376-5992 )

PeerJ Computer Science is the open access journal covering all subject areas in computer science, with the backing of a prestigious advisory board and more than 300 academic editors.

Information (ISSN 2078-2489)

Information is a scientific peer-reviewed open access journal of information science and technology, data, knowledge, and communication, and is published monthly online by MDPI. The International Society for Information Studies (IS4SI) is affiliated with Information and their members receive a discount on the article processing charge.

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (ISSN 1076 – 9757) 

JAIR, established in 1993, was one of the first open-access scientific journals on the Web, and has been a leading publication venue since its inception.

Journal of Machine Learning Research (ISSN 1533-7928)

The Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) provides an international forum for the electronic and paper publication of high-quality scholarly articles in all areas of machine learning. All published papers are freely available online.

Logical Methods In Computer Science (ISSN 1860-5974)

Logical Methods in Computer Science is a fully refereed, open access, free, electronic journal. It welcomes papers on theoretical and practical areas in computer science involving logical methods, taken in a broad sense. Full-text access to all papers is freely available. No registration or subscription is required, and a free email notification service is available.

The Journal of Universal Computer Science (ISSN 0948-6968)

The Journal of Universal Computer Science – is a high-quality electronic publication that deals with all aspects of computer science. J.UCS has been appearing monthly since 1995 and is thus one of the oldest electronic journals with uninterrupted publication since its foundation.

INFOCOMP (ISSN 1982-3363)

INFOCOMP is a Computer Science Journal with mission to publish original research articles that provide significant improvements, theoretical and/or application case studies, from research ideas and application results.

The Journal of Object Technology (ISSN 1660-1769)

JOT, the Journal of Object Technology, is a peer-reviewed, free and open-access journal dedicated to the timely publication of previously unpublished research articles, surveys, tutorials, and technical notes on all aspects of software and language engineering, with a particular but not exclusive focus on object technology.

The Computer Science Journal (ISSN 2300-7036)

The Computer Science Journal is published by the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland. The Editors of the Journal are members of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering. The Editorial Board consists of many renowned computer science researchers from all over the world.

Theory of Computing (ISSN 1557-2862)

“Theory of Computing” (ToC) is an online journal dedicated to the widest dissemination, free of charge, of research papers in theoretical computer science.

International Journal of Sensor Networks (ISSN 1748-1287)

IJSNet proposes and fosters discussion on and dissemination of issues related to research and applications of distributed and wireless/wired sensor and actuator networks. Sensor networks is an interdisciplinary field including many fields such as wireless networks and communications, protocols, distributed algorithms, signal processing, embedded systems, and information management.

Open access repositories for computer and information sciences

September 11, 2019 by

We wanted to let you all know about some open access databases and repositories that you can use to find academic articles related to computer and information sciences:

https://arxiv.org/

Open access to 1,588,176 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Submissions to arXiv should conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University, the Simons Foundation and by the member institutions.

https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/index

CiteSeerx is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge. 

Give them a try, and let us know if you are not finding what you need from these publicly available resources!

Scholarly Resources for Environmental Science

September 10, 2019 by

Our library resources are down, but there are still ways to find peer reviewed and scholarly articles for your classes. Open access journals allow free, unrestricted access to scholarly research. Check out some of the databases and journals below to get started with your research.

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Directory of publicly available databases from the Library of Congress

September 10, 2019 by

The Library of Congress has listed numerous free, publicly accessible databases on its Web site. The listed databases are arranged by subject. Some of the databases listed will provide full-text access to the document, while others are indexing & abstracting only (no full-text).

Duplicate coverage in Safari for some Books24X7 texts

September 6, 2019 by

Does your course use a text from the online database Books24X7? We are noticing some duplication in access between Books24X7 and the Safari multimedia collection, the later of which is still available to students, faculty, and staff because of the unique authentication method for the platform. You can access Safari using the link below, and using the links listed on our Web site. Use the search function on the Safari site to search for the textbook used in your class. IN some cases, an earlier or later edition may be available from Safari. There is also potential to find alternate titles that address the same topic as the original text used.

https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/temporary-access/?orpq

Multi-disciplinary open access repositories

September 6, 2019 by

Here are some additional open access repositories that should be useful for academic research across a multitude of disciplines and areas of study.

Digital Commons Network – https://network.bepress.com/

Social Sciences Research Network – https://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm/en/

CORE – https://core.ac.uk/ a kind of meta search engine for academic repositories worldwide.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at regisunilibrary@gmail.com.

Alternate streaming media resources

September 5, 2019 by

The Regis Library’s streaming media resources, such as Kanopy, are unavailable at this time. Need alternate solutions? The library recommends the following free online resources to help satisfy your streaming media needs during this disruption in service:

Freely available streaming media resources

Additionally, the Denver Pubic Library offers access to the streaming media resources Kanopy and OverDrive.

Jefferson County Public Library also offers access to the streaming media resources Kanopy and Hoopla.

SDS scheduling intake appointments for new students, LOA meetings for returning students

September 4, 2019 by

Attention students! Student Disability Services (SDS) is scheduling intake appointments for incoming students and LOA meetings for returning students. Day students must stop by the front desk to schedule their meetings in person. PLEASE bring a copy of your class schedule with you! Evening, weekend, and online students, and can make their requests via our gmail account at regissdsut@gmail.com. Note that the gmail account is not secure.

Government resources for business and economic research

September 3, 2019 by

While we continue to experience disruption in access to our subscription databases, keep these resources in mind for business and/or economics research:

EDGAR – SEC database that allows you to search for and access quarterly and annual filings for publicly traded entities.

For annual reports, try searching the company web site. For larger web sites, a nice trick is to use the site: limit to search the entire company web site, as in this example.

US Census Bureau Economic Census – updated every five years. Use NAICS industry classifications to search and browse data sets.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) – used by the US census bureau and other organizations to classify and organize business enterprises and their data by industry. Find the six digit code that best describes your industry, and then use the code to help find relevant data sets and reports.

Bureau of Labor Statistics – the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

US Small Business Association – a particularly good resource for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs. Take a look at their suggested resources for market research and competitive analysis.

Hope this helps