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Database Trials at JMU Libraries

JMU Libraries regularly trials new electronic resources.  If you'd like to recommend a database for us to purchase, please contact your library liaison.


EXPIRED TRIALS 2009 - 2010:

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2

(expired 6/30/10)

These resources provide access to early American periodicals.  Subjects include but are not limited to Afro-Americana, agriculture, children's literature, education, eighteenth-century imprints, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, medicine, religion, science and technology, the trades, and women's literature.  Series 1 covers years 1691 to 1820; Series 2 covers years 1821-1837.

American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1

American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection: Series 2

(expired 6/30/10)

These resources contain materials on religion and theology, with subjects in doctrinal disputes, social movements, church life, and non-western religions as well as Judeo-Christian religions.  Series 1 covers the 13th century to 1893; Series 2 covers years 1894 to 1923.

Tell Me More

(expired 6/14/10)

Language learning program from Auralog. Includes Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, and ESL.  Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese coming soon.

Note:  When you click on the link you will be taken to a 'Library Demo Access' page.  Click on the green Demo Access button.  A welcome screen will appear.  Click on the blue 'New User' link.  You will need to create a user account to track your progress.  The program will run a system check to make sure your computer has the right software.  Don't panic!  This is a normal activity and will only happen once.

Research Starters - Sociology (EBSCO)

(expired 6/7/10)

BBC College of Journalism (Oxford Online)  [Acquired]

(expired 6/5/10)

The BBC College of Journalism website includes 1,700 content pages, hundreds of videos, audio clips, discussion pages, and interactive modules covering every aspect of TV, radio, and online journalism. Much of the material features BBC TV reporters, anchors, and hosts known around the world. The subjects covered range from craft skills (such as writing or directing video) to subject briefings on critical events and topics such as climate change and the conflict in the Middle East, to the many ethical issues now facing journalists.

American History in Video (Alexander Street Press)   [Acquired]

(expired 5/31/10)

Careers: A Current Issues Database

(expired 5/31/10)

From jeweler to journalist, fashion designer to florist, librarian to lawyer, Careers covers qualifications, duties and responsibilities, pay scales, application processes, and future prospects of a plethora of jobs.

Note: after you click on the link above, you must select Current Issues: Careers from the list of databases in the Database Selection Area to access the resource.

Cambridge Companions Online (Complete Collections)

(expired 5/26/10)

British Periodicals Collections I & II

(expired 5/25/10)

Password = welcome.

Periodicals Index Online

(expired 5/25/10)

Password = welcome.

Current Index to Statistics

(expired 5/21/10)

Health Policy Reference Center

(expired 5/15/10)

Resource includes full-text information relating to health care (administration, financing, planning, access, quality, reform), health insurance, health law, health services research, ethics, and social medicine.

Physicians Desk Reference Online

(expired 5/5/10)

username: jmu2010

password: jmu2010

Ethnographic Video Online

(expired 5/3/10)

This resource is used for the study of human culture and behavior. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.

Cambridge Books Online

(expired 4/30/10)

Cambridge Books Online offers access to eBooks covering subjects from disciplines including science, technology, medicine, humanities, and social sciences.

Mango Languages

(expired 4/30/10)

To enter the trial, click the link above and then click "Ready to Learn? Click here."  You must have Adobe Flashplayer 10 or above installed on your computer to use the program.

Powerspeak Languages (Gale)

(expired 4/24/10)

A language learning program that uses stories, activities, and other tools to increase proficiency in foreign languages. Note: you will be prompted to register for a user account when you click on the activities in the program.  This will allow you to track your progress on your language adventure!

Past Masters

(expired 4/22/10)

Browse over 130 titles of works from well known literary authors, philosophers, and theologians.  Note: JMU has permanent access to several titles within this resource; these will remain available on the same link after the expanded trial access ends.

LexisNexis Statistical Insights

(expired 4/19/10)

LexisNexis Statistical Insight provides access to statistics produced by Federal agencies, states, and intergovernmental organizations with its advanced Search Tables functionality - the shortcut to finding statistics online.

ProQuest Celebrates National Library Week!

(expired 4/18/10)

ProQuest offers free access to select resources for one week only!  Titles include African American Heritage, Historical Newspapers - Black Newspapers, CultureGrams, eLibrary, SIRS Discoverer, and SIRS Issues Researcher.  All available from the link above.

eLearning Modules from Facts On File (Beta Version)

(expired 4/15/10)

You will need the following username and password to log in: elearning, trial.  Provides access to information and resources perfect for the classroom.  Education majors might want to take a look!

Adam Matthew Digital trials:

(expired 4/10/10)

China: Trade, Politics & Culture 1793-1980

Confidential Print: North America

Eighteenth Century Journals

Mass Observation Online

Perdita Manuscripts

The Grand Tour

Travel Writing, Spectacle & World History

Victorian Popular Culture

Boston Globe 1872-1979

(expired 4/9/10)

Historical Black Newspapers

(expires 4/9/10)

Includes Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003, Baltimore Afro-American 1893-1988, Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005, New York Amsterdam News 1922-1993, Norfolk Journal & Guide 1921-2003, Philadelphia Tribune 1912-2001, Pittsburgh Courier 1911-2002, The Call & Post 1934-1991, and The Chicago Defender 1910-1975.

Britannica Global Reference Center

(expired 3/31/10)

An extensive collection of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s foreign language content, offering Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese (Mandarin), and Korean.  Find local culture, customs, and history as well as global coverage of art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, technology and more.  Great for students of foreign languages and culture!

Britannica Online Academic Edition  [Acquired]

(expired 3/31/10)

Offers reference collections, Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus, video collections, history timelines, world data analyst, country comparisons, world atlas, notable quotations, and a gateway to the classics.

Women and Social Movements, Scholar's Edition

(expired 3/31/10)

Complimentary access for Women's History Month.  Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this resource includes 91 document projects and archives with more than 3,600 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and more than 2,060 primary authors.

Global Road Warrior

(expired 3/18/10)

Global Road Warrior is a resource with content coverage in major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security. Currently, the database has over 7,000,000 words of editorial, 1,750 country maps and 12,000 photographs.

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

(expired 3/17/10)

Access  [Acquired]

(expired 3/3/10)

Access archived newspapers from Danville, Harrisonburg, and Petersburg, Virginia.  Check out local papers dating back to 1844!

Bibliography of British and Irish History (Brepolis)  [Acquired]

(expired 2/28/10)

Literary Manuscripts (Berg)

(expired 2/20/10)

Historical Newspapers- British Isles and Ireland (Proquest)

(expired 12/31/09)

AgeLine  [Acquired]

(expired 12/23/09)

Orchestral Music Online

(expired 12/3/09)

Bibliography of British and Irish History (BREPOLiS)  [Acquired]

(expired 11/30/09)


(expired 11/16/09)

Sage Reference Online

(expired 11/15/09)

The 30-day free trial to the Sage e-Reference Handbook Collection.

American History in Video (Alexander Street Press)

(expired 11/15/09)

Global Road Warrior

(expired 10/15/09)

With in-depth coverage on 175 countries, Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive cultural, business, and travel database. Its easy-to-use format immerses users in the traditions, habits, and social norms of people around the globe. From cultural stereotypes and superstitions, to social and business etiquette, to women's role in society - everything from dating rituals, holidays and festivals, to classic recipes for each country, and visa and passport information - Global Road Warrior provides a wide array of country information, all accessible in a fast, well-designed format.

AtoZ Maps Online

(expired 10/15/09)

AtoZ Maps is the world's largest online database of downloadable maps for college libraries. No other product provides such a large array of maps of all kinds, including modern outline, political, thematic, topographic, scientific and animated maps, as well as tens of thousands of antique maps of the world, individual countries, U.S. states, and U.S. towns and cities.

Federal Research In Progress (EBSCO)

(expired 9/14/2009)

Reference Universe (Paratext)

(expired 9/10/2009)

Credo Reference  [Acquired]

(expired 9/10/2009)

Mango Languages

(expired 9/5/2009)

Gannett Newspaper Bundle, plus Military Newspapers (ProQuest)

(expired 7/31/2009)

American History in Video (ASP)

(expired 7/18/2009)

Research Starters - Business (EBSCO)

(expired 6/30/2009)

SBRnet  [Acquired]

(expired 6/30/2009)

Research Starters - Education (EBSCO)

(expired 6/30/2009)

Cambridge Collections Online

(expired 6/30/2009)

West Campus Research (ThomsonReuters)

(expired 6/13/09)

Note: If you reach a screen that says there is pop up blocker detected, please take a moment to read the directions on how to print and then click "Continue to Campus Research."

Children's  Literature Review (Gale)

(expired 6/19/2009)

*Note you will need to select it from the "Series" box on the search platform.

Something About the Author (Gale)

(expired 6/19/2009)

*Note you will need to select it from the "Series" box on the search platform.


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