Archive for the ‘downtime/outage’ Category

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.

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.)

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 – 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.

Peer Review Resources for Counseling, Psychology, and Neuroscience

September 3, 2019

Though the online library is down, 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.

Databases

Use these resources to find articles from a number of different journals. Note: not everything you find will include the full-text. Save those links and abstracts for later so that we can grab them for you later.

Google Scholar: scholar.google.com

Access articles on a variety of topics. Running into paywalls? Download the Unpaywall (http://unpaywall.org/) extension for your browser. It will find articles that should be accessible and link you to the full-text PDF if it’s available.

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

PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites

You can limit searches to “free full text” to find open access articles.

ERIC: https://eric.ed.gov

A public database from the U.S. Department of Education, indexes a wide range of academic journals in education and related fields, including counseling and psychology. Many articles link to full-text.

Denver Public Library – Psychology (Gale OneFile): https://www.denverlibrary.org/database/p

If you’re a Denver Public Library cardholder, you can access the Psychology (Gale OneFile) database to search for journal articles in psychology. You can limit search results to both peer-reviewed and full text.

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

Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals: https://doaj.org/subjects

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.

SAGE Open: https://journals.sagepub.com/page/sgo/subject-collections

Articles span the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences.

Behavioral Sciences: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/behavsci

Open access journal of psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, behavioral biology and behavioral genetics published monthly online by MDPI.

BMC Neuroscience: https://bmcneurosci.biomedcentral.com/

An open access, peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of the nervous system, including molecular, cellular, developmental and animal model studies, as well as cognitive and behavioral research, and computational modeling.

BMC Psychology: https://bmcpsychology.biomedcentral.com

An open access, peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, health and social psychology, as well as personality and individual differences.

Collabra: Psychology: https://www.collabra.org

The official journal of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, Collabra: Psychology is a mission-driven Open Access (OA) journal from the University of California Press. Sections include Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Methodology and Research Practice.

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/developmental-cognitive-neuroscience/

Publishes theoretical and research papers on cognitive brain development, from infancy through childhood and adolescence and into adulthood. It covers neurocognitive development and neurocognitive processing in both typical and atypical development, including social and affective aspects.

eNeurologicalSci: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/eneurologicalsci/

An official journal of the World Federation of Neurology, eNS publishes “original articles in neurology and neuroscience from around the world.”

Frontiers in Neuroscience: https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/neuroscience#

A multidisciplinary open access journal publishing “rigorously peer-reviewed research across a wide spectrum of specialties and disciplines.”

Frontiers in Psychology: https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/psychology#

Publishes “rigorously peer-reviewed research across the psychological sciences, from clinical research to cognitive science, from perception to consciousness, from imaging studies to human factors, and from animal cognition to social psychology.”

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision: https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/

Provides “a comprehensive platform for research, theory and practices of counselor educators, counselor supervisors and professional counselors.” Articles undergo an extensive double blind peer-review process.

The Professional Counselor: http://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/

The official, peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic journal of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), “dedicated to research and commentary on empirical, theoretical and innovative topics in the profession of counseling and related areas.”

Tests and Measurements

Some tips for using Google to search for tests and measurements:

  • Type the name of the test in quotes. For example, “Youth Anxiety Measure.”
  • To search by topic, use this example
    “youth anxiety” and tests OR measures OR surveys

RegisUpdates.com

August 30, 2019

Continue to check https://www.regisupdates.com/ for updates to the recovery from the cyberattack on the university.

Library & Information Services Alternative-tech Solutions

August 30, 2019

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

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

Brief printing interruptions

June 20, 2019

The university will complete the final phase of migrating the print servers to the Regis cloud-based system. There will be a brief period (approximately 20 minutes) in which printing will not be available at all campuses.

This transition will take place over the next three weeks at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

After this brief period if you experience printing issues, please contact the ITS Help Center at 303-458-4050 or email its@regis.edu. Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.

ProQuest Ebook maintenance April 20th

April 15, 2019

ProQuest’s Ebook Central will be unavailable from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MDT on Saturday, April 20th for system maintenance.

EBSCO eBook maintenance March 13th

March 11, 2019

On March 13th, from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. MDT, EBSCO will be performing maintenance on their eBook system. Users will not be able to check out, download, or place holds on eBooks. Users will be able to read EBSCO eBooks online during the system maintenance period. Only the ability to checkout, download, and place holds on EBSCO eBooks will be affected during this time.

Chat service interruptions March 7th

March 7, 2019

Due to a major fiber optic cable being replaced for our provider, there will be periodic connectivity issues with our Chat with a Librarian service today. We expect everything to be functioning normally this afternoon.