Archive for September, 2019

Prospector borrowing restored

September 25, 2019

Borrowing has been re-established in Prospector. If you encounter any issues or have questions about a request, please stop by the Access Services desk or email

Limited database access

September 16, 2019

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.

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.)

Open access journals in computer and information sciences

September 11, 2019

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

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:

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.

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

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.


Directory of publicly available databases from the Library of Congress

September 10, 2019

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

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.

Multi-disciplinary open access repositories

September 6, 2019

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 –

Social Sciences Research Network –

CORE – a kind of meta search engine for academic repositories worldwide.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Alternate streaming media resources

September 5, 2019

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

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 Note that the gmail account is not secure.