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1/7/2011--AMERICAN SONG just added 2801 new albums (46,874 tracks)!!
An eclectic mix of audio from Americans of diverse origins like minors, slaves, and cowboys covering historical topics/events (civil rights, politics, war/anti-war protests), and more.  connect now! 1/7/2011--AMERICAN SONG just added 2801 new albums (46,874 tracks)!!
1/7/2011--CLASSICAL MUSIC LIBRARY added over 700 tracks
Classical Music Library offers a comprehensive collection of distinguished classical recordings that users can listen to on the Internet.  connect now! 1/7/2011--CLASSICAL MUSIC LIBRARY added over 700 tracks
1/7/2011--CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC just added 10,266 new albums (132,677 tracks)
This online audio collection contains popular  music from around the world--reggae, fusion, Balkanic jazz,  Bollywood, Arab jazz, and other genres.  connect now! 1/7/2011--CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC just added 10,266 new albums (132,677 tracks)
1/7/2011--JAZZ MUSIC LIBRARY just added 4654 albums (61,796 tracks)!!
Jazz Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.  connect now!
1/7/2011--JAZZ MUSIC LIBRARY just added 4654 albums (61,796 tracks)!!
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers (Gale)
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers (Gale)  17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers is a collection of English news media gathered by Revered Charles Burney (1757-1817).
19th Century UK Periodicals (Gale)
19th Century UK Periodicals (Gale)
19th Century UK Periodicals contains full text journals, magazines, and speciality newspapers that portray British life in the Victorian age across all class distinctions.
8/9/2010--CLASSICAL SCORES LIBRARY adds 11,259 pages from A-R Editions and Wirripang
Classical Scores Library contains hundreds of thousands of pages of the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material.  connect now! 8/9/2010--CLASSICAL SCORES LIBRARY adds 11,259 pages from A-R Editions and Wirripang
8/9/2010--DRAM launches improved search capability
8/9/2010--DRAM launches improved search capability An online scholarly resource of recordings, including CD quality audio, liner notes, and essays from a distinctive set of 15 independent labels including New World, and Composers Recordings.  connect now!
8/9/2010--GROVE ONLINE introduces over 200 articles from the Dictionary of American Music
Grove Music Online Includes more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies from over 6,000 noted scholars.  It is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.  connect now!
8/9/2010--GROVE ONLINE introduces over 200 articles from the Dictionary of American Music
8/9/2010--NML now includes almost 650,000 tracks of music
8/9/2010--NML now includes almost 650,000 tracks of music Naxos Music Library [NML] offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month.  connect now!
8/9/2010--OPERA IN VIDEO adds new videos
Opera in Video will contain 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.  connect now! 8/9/2010--OPERA IN VIDEO adds new videos
8/9/2010--PETRUCCI MUSIC LIBRARY reaches 68,000 scores of public domain music
A virtual library containing public domain musical scores as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without chargeconnect now!
8/9/2010--PETRUCCI MUSIC LIBRARY reaches 68,000 scores of public domain music
ABI-Inform
Index to periodicals and news sources covering all aspects of business
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete
Index and full-text source for over 3,600 scholarly journals and magazines in all subjects.
Access Newspaper Archive - Virginia
Access Newspaper Archive - Virginia

Full text articles from historical newspapers in pdf format. JMU subscribes to Harrisonburg, VA newspapers only.  To see a list of titles, click here.

Access World News
Access World News
Articles from over 700 International newspapers, and 600 US newspapers.
AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive
AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive

Associated Press' Image database containing the year's photo report and a large selection of images.

AFI's 100 Movies for 100 Years
AFI's 100 Movies for 100 Years
The American Film Institute celebrated a century of cinema with a list of top films from each year. Media Resources in Carrier Library hosts a display with all 100 titles and a new website to browse as well. The display, signage, and site were each created in part or full by our talented student employees!
African American Biographical Database African American Biographical Database
Narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. 
African Writers Online
African Writers Online

 The key texts of modern African literature. 181 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose.

America's Historical Newspapers
America's Historical Newspapers
Search or browse early American newspapers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 present states.
American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1
Broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. Part of the Archive of Americana American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1
American Film Scripts Online

Full text database of approximately 1,000 film scripts digitized and searchable to provide access to the scene or character level.

American Film Scripts Online
American Periodical Series
Digitized page images from American magazines and journals of all types from 1740-1900.  American Periodical Series
Atomic Learning
Detailed online movie tutorials on MS Office, Photoshop, SPSS, Media Player, PowerPoint and many, many more. 
BBC College of Journalism
BBC College of Journalism
Hundreds of videos, audio clips, discussion pages, and more covering every aspect of TV, radio, and online journalism.
BBC Programme Catalogue
BBC Programme Catalogue
(Experimental Prototype)
An online interface for identifying nearly
one million BBC radio and TV programs,
dating back 75 years -- searchable by
category, cast and crew. No video is
available at this time.
Black Mask Magazine

Special Collections has a growing collection of Black Mask Magazines. The Black Mask is a pulp magazine launched in 1920 by H.L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan. The Black Mask focused primarily on mystery and crime stories. The famous Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett first appeared in the September 1929 issue.

Bound By Law
The concept of "fair use" in copyright law explained in an entertaining comic book form. Bound By Law
British Cartoon Archive
The British Cartoon Archive is located in Canterbury at the University of Kent’s Templeman Library. It has a library, archive, and exhibition gallery, and is dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years.
Captioned Media Program
Captioned Media Program

The CMP provides a free-loan media program of over 4,000 open-captioned titles (videos, CD-ROM, and DVD). Deaf and hard of hearing persons, teachers, parents, and others may borrow materials. There are no rental, registration, or postage fees. Several hundred titles are also streamed on the CMP web site.

CheckCite

Use CheckCite to help you cite your sources for papers and speeches.

CheckCite

A proper citation will provide all the information a reader will need to locate the source.

CheckCite is a web-based program designed to help with citing sources for speeches, PowerPoint presentations and papers in MLA, APA, and Turabian styles.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
A full text source for theory and research in international affairs. Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
CQ Historic Documents Series
CQ Historic Documents Series

Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents Series contains presidential speeches, international agreements, U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings & cultural discussions.

CQ Weekly
In-depth reports on current issues in U.S., the previous week's news, status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. CQ Weekly
Das güldene A B C für Jederman, der gern mit Ehren wolt bestahn
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Detail from Das güldene A B C für Jederman, der gern mit Ehren wolt bestahn Published in Ephrata [Pa., s.n.] 1772 Special Collections has a small selection of broadsides almost exclusively German language and 18th century.
De origine ac progressu schismatis Anglicani
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Nicolai Sanderi’s De origine ac progressu schismatic Anglicani published in Rome, 1586 contains a history of the Reformation with additions by Robert Persons and John Hart’s account of his imprisonment in the Tower of London.
Design & Applied Arts Index
Design & Applied Arts Index Indexes articles and reviews about new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century
Discovery Education Streaming
Discovery Education streaming integrates seamlessly into any curriculum with 7,700 full-length videos segmented into 77,000 content-specific clips.
Dissertations Abstracts Online with Digital Dissertations Dissertations Abstracts Online with Digital Dissertations
Indexing, abstracts, and selected full text for doctoral dissertations and master's theses.
Do You Know Your Liaison Librarian?
Do You Know Your Liaison Librarian? A liaison librarian is assigned to each academic program to focus on library services and collections. 
Dolley Madison Papers
Dolley Madison Papers
Complete full-text collection of her known correspondence 1788 through April 1837.
Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876
Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876

Cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of U.S. historic newspapers, fully text-searchable. The collection is based largely on Clarence Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820."

eBrary e-book Collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences
eBrary e-book Collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences Full-text electronic books in the humanities and social sciences.
ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online
ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Full-text English-language books, broadsides and other publications from 1701-1800.
Educational Media Reviews Online
A database of video, DVD, audio CD and CD-ROM reviews of materials from major educational and documentary distributors and independent filmmakers.
eHRAF World Cultures
eHRAF World Cultures

Full-text information on all aspects of cultural and social life organized into cultures and ethnic groups.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Full text and indexing for ethnic, minority, and international newspapers and magazines. This database contains titles in both English and Spanish. Ethnic NewsWatch
Europa Film Treasures

Europa Film Treasures online film archive brings together over 80 films from 15 different European countries and America.

 

Visitors can search for films of interest by country of origin, genre, sound (silent, soundtrack, or other), and film archive.

Facts.com Reference Suite
Facts.com Reference Suite
Current events, issues & controversies, and ... facts!   Political cartoons on current events.
Farm Friends
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Detail from Farm Friends, a rare large format children’s picture book dating from the early 20th century. The Children’s Books in Special Collections feature over 400 titles including folk tales from around the world and Caldecott winners.
FIAF - International Index to Film Periodicals
FIAF - International Index to Film Periodicals Articles about films from 300 academic and popular film journals. 
Film Indexes Online
Researching a film?  Search the authoritative AFI Catalog and Film Index International for films going back to 1893 and from more than 170 countries. Film Indexes Online
Filmakers Library Online (Alexander Street Press)
Filmakers Library Online (Alexander Street Press) Filmakers Library Online is a video collection of documentaries that span numerous subjects.  Contains almost 1,000 video titles.
Films on Demand
 Films on Demand is a streaming video resource containing thousands of educational videos in the Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, and Health & Medicine. Also includes access to archival films and newsreels.
Flashback Fridays
Flashback Fridays  Each Friday through November 1st, JMU’s Special Collections will be highlighting one of the classes returning for Homecoming on November 2nd in our blog.  Posts will include some interesting happenings from that particular class year, along with photographs.   
Folkstreams.net
Folkstreams.net
"The mission of Folkstreams.net is to build a national preserve of documentary films about American folk or roots culture. Produced by independent filmmakers, these hard-to-find films give voice to the arts and experience of diverse American groups. They are streamed on the website together with background materials that highlight the history and aesthetic importance of the traditions and the films."
Free VoD for Teacher Education
Free VoD for Teacher Education
Free VoD (Video on Demand) professional development programming for K-12 teachers. View Annenberg Media films of your choice with a broadband connection. Free sign up is required for first-time users. View the list of available films.
Government Documents
Government Documents
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents.  Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code).
Gray’s New Map of Harrisonburg
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Detail from Gray’s New Map of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia 1877. The Map Collection is primarily composed of local, municipal and land development maps from the last century along with reprints of 18th century surveys.
HarpWeek
HarpWeek HarpWeek, a full-text database of Harper's Weekly text and images from the 19th century, now includes full content through 1912, increasing our access to 1857-1912.
History E-book Collection
Collection of over 500 books of major importance to historical studies online! History E-book Collection
In Celebration of Chanukah
To celebrate this beautiful season, bring home some Chanukah musical favorites available on CD from the Music Library. In Celebration of Chanukah
International Index of Performing Arts
International Index of Performing Arts Full text and indexing for the performing arts, including film, theatre, dance, stagecraft, and television.
Internet Archive Moving Image Archive
Internet Archive Moving Image Archive

A collection of older short educational, industrial and feature films, available for streaming and downloading.

James Madison Papers
The James Madison Papers are available online at the Library of Congress web site. The collection consists of approximately 12,000 items, including correspondence, personal letters, drafts of legislation, legal & financial documents, that document the life of the "Father of the Constitution."
JMU Founding Documents
JMU Founding Documents  A selection of digitized documents and images representing JMU's first decade; records include early commencement programs, Normal Bulletins, Board of Trustees minutes, faculty minutes, yearbooks, student handbooks, student posters, selected correspondence and documents of President Burruss, and an interactive, annotated historical timeline, 1908-1910.
JMU Yearbook Collection Online
JMU Yearbook Collection Online The JMU yearbooks have been digitized and are available online.  The collection of yearbooks range from 1910 to 2011. The first yearbook, The Schoolma'am, was consecutively published until 1961 when the official name was changed to Bluestone.
JSTOR Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals.
Latin Antiphonary
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Detail from a single vellum leaf in a Latin Antiphonary, Catholic Church, Germany ca. 1350. The initial and line of text under the red stave reads “Alleluia” in an early Gothic hand. Music, rubrics and texts from the Books of Psalms and Matthew.
Latino Literature
Latino Literature
Full-text poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latin authors working in the United States.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
 Contains several full-text databases: current news, laws and legislation, business and company information and more
lynda.com
lynda.com Find streaming video tutorials on over 2,000 courses in 3D animation, audio, business, CAD, design, photography, video creation, and more!
Madison Scholar
Madison Scholar This journal features the scholarly activity at James Madison University. Read about faculty and student research.
Moving History
Moving History A guide to UK film & television archives in the public sector. Published by the Center for British Film and Television Studies.
Moving Image Collections
Moving Image Collections Discover, locate, and in some cases view moving images from around the world. Special "portals" provide customized information for general users, archivists and educators.
Narrative Television Network
Narrative Television Network Narrative Television Network makes movies and television accessible to visually impaired people by adding narration  to the sound track.
National Archives historic films from Google Video
National Archives historic films from Google Video A pilot program that offers streaming video of more than 100 historic films, newsreels, and NASA documentaries produced by the federal government. Also features the earliest movie preserved in the National Archives, "Carmencita - Spanish Dance" (1894).
National Journal Group's Policy Central
A collection of resources on U.S. politics and policy
Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Selected full text 1975-present for U.S. and international newspapers. Full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc.
Odes of Anacreon
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Odes of Anacreon translated from the Greek by Thomas Moore and published in London in 1803 features a watercolor fore-edge painting of a coastal scene with two figures on the shore, cliffs and a sailing ship.
OmniFile Full Text Mega OmniFile Full Text Mega
 An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
This source includes thoughtful commentary from newspaper and magazine articles, reference sources, websites as well as statistics and images.
PsycEXTRA
A gray literature database, companion to the scholarly PsycINFO database. Newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports; government reports; consumer brochures, and more. Includes abstracts and citations plus full text for a major portion of the records.
Psychiatry Online!
Psychiatry Online!
Contains the DSM IV-TR and other  notable reference books and online journals.
RefWorks

Tired of formatting bibliographies?
Import references into RefWorks, which will format them in APA, MLA, or other chosen styles.

RESEARCH  CHANNEL
RESEARCH CHANNEL

Remarkable speakers, researchers and scholars present revolutionary thoughts and discoveries relating to next generation technologies to distribute video and interactive media content worldwide.

Sabin Americana:  1500 to 1926
Sabin Americana: 1500 to 1926

Full-text digital edition of books published in "The Americas" from 1500 to 1926, includes items from the entire Western Hemisphere, Arctic, Antarctic, and the West Indies.

Safari Tech Books Online
Fully-searchable e-reference library of technical books from industry-leading publishers including Sun, O'Reilly, Microsoft, Macromedia, and New Riders.
Scopus is here!
Scopus provides abstracts and citation searching for science and social science scholarly literature.  It covers 16,000 titles across 4,000 publishers, providing access to over 36 million records going back to 1966 and cited reference searching back to 1996.
Search the Online Video Collection!
Search the Online Video Collection!
A growing collection of educational and documentary films available for streaming and downloading with JMU e-ID and Password.
Shenandoah National Park Oral History collection
Shenandoah National Park Oral History collection The Shenandoah National Park Oral History collection is now freely available online. The collection consists of 135 interviews of people who were living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia prior to the creation of the Shenandoah National Park. Most of the interviewees resided on land that was claimed by eminent domain by the commonwealth of Virginia and subsequently turned over to the US government in the 1930s.
Smithsonian Global Sound
Smithsonian Global Sound is a virtual streaming encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions.
Smithsonian Global Sound
Spirit of the Valley
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This masthead for the Spirit of the Valley comes from a small selection of digitized newspapers in the Rockingham Union Lodge Collection. The newspaper was in the contents of a time capsule interred in 1906 and opened in 2006.
The Breeze
The Breeze
An archive of the JMU student newspaper The Breeze is now available online. The archive runs from 1922 to present with fully searchable PDF files.
The Center for STEM Education and Outreach
The STEM Education and Outreach Center's mission is to foster high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all students.  Please visit the Center's website for curricular resources, special events, and much more.  http://www.jmu.edu/stem/outreach/
The Civil War 150 Legacy Project
The Civil War 150 Legacy Project Document Digitization and Access is a multi-year initiative to locate, digitize and provide world-wide access to the private documentary heritage of the American Civil War era located throughout Virginia.
The Cochrane Library The Cochrane Library
Get an expert's overview of the current state of medical knowledge about a particular medical condition or treatment method. Support your health care decisions with reliable evidence.
The Constitution<br>of the United States
The Constitution
of the United States
"In early 1787, Congress called for a special convention of all the states to revise the Articles of Confederation. On September 17, 1787, after four months of secret meetings, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention emerged from their Philadelphia meeting room with an entirely new plan of government -- the U.S. Constitution -- that they hoped would ensure the survival of the experiment they had launched in 1776."
The Internet Movie Database
The Internet Movie Database

The biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet!

The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray published in London, 1840 features a masterful watercolor fore-edge painting of a country church vignette hidden under the gilding on the text block.
The Poetry Archive
Bring poetry to life! Listen to poets reading their own work. Browse contemporary and historical recordings by author, title, theme, and form.  The Poetry Archive includes lesson plans and activities for teachers with sections designed for students and children.
The Times Digital Archive
Search every word of every page of The London Times 1785-1985, and view PDF facsimiles of either a specific article or a complete page. All articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.
United Nations Common Database
United Nations Common Database Provides statistical information for every country in the world on numerous topics. Country Profiles presents data by country, while Topics List displays the categories of information for which statistics are available.
unitedstreaming unitedstreaming
K-12 web-based digital videos from Discovery Education.
ValueLine ValueLine
Find out which stocks to buy or sell. ValueLine continuously analyzes and reports on companies in about 95 industries.
Vanderbilt TV News Archive

Watch NBC news programming back to 1968 and CNN video back to 1996!

Vanderbilt TV News Archive
Videoblocks
VideoBlocks contains downloadable stock footage, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, and more.
Worldimages Kiosk
This database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 65,000 images, is global in coverage, and includes all areas of visual imagery.
WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

Financial datasets, Compustat corporate information, CRSP stock information and supporting research in the fields of finance, accounting, banking, economics, management, marketing and public policy.

  
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