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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 or fill out this form.

Database Request Trials

EXPIRED DATABASE TRIALS 2011-2012:

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (Gale)  [Acquired]

(expired 6/30/12)

Liaison Requested

Currently available archives include:

Heritage of the Printed Book Database

(expired 6/15/12)

Liaison Requested

Authorization:  100 389 181

Password:  CERL2011

The HPB Database is a steadily growing collection of files of catalogue records from major European and North American research libraries covering items of European printing of the hand-press period (c. 1455-c. 1830) integrated into one file. This makes it possible for information to be retrieved in one single search across all files.  The majority of these files consist of high-level bibliographical records created by book-in-hand cataloguing.  Some files contain records created as a result of retro-conversion projects, and these are gradually being replaced by sections of enhanced records.  The HPB Database is of interest to librarians and anyone else with academic pursuits across many fields of study that use printed books as source material.  It is especially valuable for research in intellectual history, social history, and transmission of thought — as well as in the history of printing and the history of the book.

ProQuest Dialog (ProQuest)

(expired 6/8/12)

Liaison Requested

Products include:

Foodline: Market - Foodline®: Market provides detailed analyses of international food and drinks markets including key market players, new product launches, consumer attitudes, retail trends and company news.  All food and drink product groups are covered with information derived from marketing and food-related journals, statistical publications and marketing reports.   Coverage is 1979-present.

Foodline: Product - Foodline®: Product monitors new food and drink products launched worldwide and is thus a comprehensive resource for tracking innovations and developments in the food and drinks industry.  It enables the monitoring of competitor activity and the identification of product trends and key launch areas.  Information is collated from international trade journals, newspapers, specialist publications and monthly retail audits in major supermarkets.  Coverage is 1985-present.

Foodline: Science - Foodline®: Science covers scientific and technical aspects of the food and drinks industry including ingredients and process technology, microbiology, packaging, quality control, food chemistry, biotechnology, food safety and nutrition.   Coverage is 1972-present.

Gale Group PROMT - Gale Group PROMT® is a multiple-industry database providing broad, international coverage of companies, products, markets and applied technologies for a wide range of industries.  International events and activities of public and private companies are covered as well as regulatory issues.  The database is a good source of competitive intelligence, and includes abstracts and full text documents.  Coverage is 1990-present.

 

19th Century British Pamphlets (JSTOR)

(expired 6/1/12)

Vendor Offered

Note:  A separate URL is not available for this resource.  Please follow the link above and browse by discipline.  You would want to search through the "British Studies" link to view material within the pamphlet collections. 

This collection, created by RLUK (Research Libraries UK), contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries.  Pamphlets were an important means of public debate, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day.  This digitization of more than 20,000 pamphlets from seven UK institutions provides researchers, students, and teachers with primary sources with which to study the socio-political and economic landscape of 19th century Britain.  There are approximately 990,000 pages within this collection which includes Selections from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection, and the Foreign Office Collection.

Current Digest of the Chinese Press (CDCP)

(expired 6/1/12)

Vendor Offered

Each week The Current Digest of the Chinese Press presents a digestible collection of articles from key Chinese newspapers on such topics as politics, international relations, security, economics, business, public health, environment, education, culture and more.  Articles are selected from a wide variety of sources in China, all of which are explicitly targeted on a domestic – not foreign – audience.  Each article is translated into English and The Current Digest of the Chinese Press provides a comprehensive, broad-survey understanding of current events as reported by mass media in the People’s Republic of China, offering readers, regardless of Chinese language ability, a much clearer view of the current Chinese reality.

Ireland Collection (JSTOR)

(expired 6/1/12)

Vendor Offered

Note:  A separate URL is not available for this resource.  Please follow the link above and browse by discipline.  You would want to search through the "Irish Studies" link to view documents in the collection. 

The Ireland Collection, developed in cooperation with Queen's University Belfast, is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials.  It contains a minimum of 75 journals, including journals with moving walls between 1 and 5 years and ceased journals from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.  Over 200 monographs and 2,500 manuscript pages are also be included.  The Ireland Collection contains titles and resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology and the content is international in scope, while also providing a rich focus on Ireland. This collection contains approximately 690,000 pages.

Livemocha

(expired 5/23/12)

Liaison Requested

*Please follow the link above in order to create your own free account.

Livemocha is the world's largest online language learning service, offering local and remote access to self-paced coursework in 38 languages.  Offering in depth, interactive coursework with hundreds of hours of content, Livemocha was developed with partners including Pearson Education and Harper Collins and is the only language learning service for libraries that provides opportunities to practice with native speakers from all around the world.  Students can chat with, and get feedback from, native speakers of the language they are learning in a supportive community of fellow language learners and teachers.

International Political Science Abstracts (EBSCO)

(expired 5/20/12)

Liaison Requested

International Political Science Abstracts includes current indexing and abstracts of the world's leading journals in political science.  This database contains over 290,000 records from over 1,000 journals published from 1951 to the present and abstracts from journals in foreign languages are in English, with the original titles and English translations.  Content Includes:  Over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, over 38,000 full-text conference papers, and a subject-specific thesaurus with over 17,500 records.

Classical Music in Video (Alexander Street Press)

(expired 5/16/12)

Liaison Requested

Classical Music in Video is an online collection for the study of classical music in video format.  The collection contains 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video—approximately 1,500 performances in all.  The collection also contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.  Coverage of musical time periods spans Medieval to the 21st century, and performances cover historical recordings from the 1950s up to the most current recordings today.

AccessMedicine (McGraw-Hill)

(expired 5/5/12)

Liaison Requested

Username:  jmu

Password:  medicine

Note: Please notice the "Log In" link at the top right of this homepage.

AccessMedicine is an online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and all health professionals with access to more than 65 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, and a comprehensive search platform.  This resource provides fast, direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions, as well as for pursuing research, medical education, or self-assessment and board review.  A mobile version, optimized for viewing on iPhones and other PDAs is also available after registering for a My AccessMedicine profile from any on-site computer.  (Note:  the URL for the mobile site is the same)

Reaxys

(expired 5/2/12)

Liaison Requested

Reaxys is a web-based chemistry workflow solution which integrates searches for reaction and substance data with synthesis planning and chemical sourcing.  This information gives chemists more time for creativity and innovation and enables them to meet their objectives and stay ahead of the competition.  Reaxys contains experimentally measured– not calculated – reaction and substance data, so that less time is spent interrogating results, and there are no false starts.  Also, this resource contains historical data dating back to 1771 and coverage of the most important current journal and patents within chemistry.  Click here for more information.

Saving searches and setting up email alerts are only accessible after logging in with a username and password. In order to log in, you must have a registered user account. From within your IP range, click on Register and fill in your name, email address and other information, including the username and password you would like to use.

Classical Scores Library, Volume II (Alexander Street Press)

(expired 4/24/12)

Liaison Requested

*Please click here for access to Classical Scores Library, Volume I

Classical Scores Library contains approximately 400,000 pages of the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 25,000 musical scores.  All opera, vocal, and choral texts are rekeyed to allow for deep searching and textual analysis and links to the audio recordings in Classical Music Library allow users to listen along while viewing the score.  Classical Scores Library Volume II currently brings together 20,000 pages and is the first online score collection for libraries that's composed mostly of in-copyright classical scores from major composers and editions.  The use of printed scores typically requires research across a variety of formats – paper, digital images, proprietary electronic formats – and through a variety of interfaces. Classical Scores Library II allows users to access multiple types of scores across various composers, genres, and time periods. 

Encyclopedia of US/Latin America Relations (CQ Press)

(expired 4/22/12)

Liaison Requested

The Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations explores more than 200 years of political, military, economic, and cultural connections between the United States of America and its neighbors to the south.   With contributions from more than 160 scholars in history, political science, and Latin American studies, this reference provides context for current events in the interactions among the countries of the Americas.  Topics and features include:  Maps and dozens of photographs, country-specific entries detailing the history of each nation's relationship with the U.S., biographies including major Latin American leaders and U.S. presidents, and more. 

Women in American Politics: History and Milestones (CQ Press)

(expired 4/22/12)

Liaison Requested

Women in American Politics: History and Milestones is a reference that details the milestones and trends in women's political participation in the United States.  This resource offers insightful analysis on women's political achievements in the United States, including the campaign to secure nation-wide suffrage; pioneer women state officeholders; women first elected to U.S. Congress, governorships, mayoralties, and other offices; and women first appointed as Cabinet officials, judges, and ambassadors.  It also includes profiles of the women who have run for president and vice president, and interest groups and political actions committees.  This reference offers students, scholars, teachers, and other professionals a guide to understanding the complex struggle in women's progress toward achieving political parity with men in the United States.

GuideStar

(expired 4/4/12)

Liaison Requested

GuideStar is a resource that gathers and publicizes information about nonprofit organizations.  They encourage nonprofits to share information about their organizations openly and completely.  Any nonprofit in this database can update its report with information about its mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs, for free, and they combine the information that nonprofits supply with data from several other sources.  Please note that the download to excel feature is not available for this trial.

Medical Media Systems

(expired 4/6/12)

Liaison Requested

Username:  jmuhealth 

Password:  preview

Medical Media Systems is a website that specializes in instructing the timeless art of physical examination and history-taking skills.  This resource medium allows users to take advantage of a truly interactive and cross-referenced library of physical examination and abnormal findings instructional segments that is unparalleled in online medical education.  This website is useful for both college studies and in day-to-day clinical practice.

Anthropology Online (Alexander Street Press)

(expired 3/20/12)

Liaison Requested

Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, which covers human behavior the world over.  This resource is essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography and all aspects of human behavior are covered including kinship, family, race, material culture, marriage, gender, prehistory, evolution, kinesthetics, food and foraging, cooking, economic systems, social stratification and status, male and female roles, political organization, conflict and conflict resolution, religion and magic, music and the arts, and much more.  The majority of the content is in English, with some French and German material also targeted and the geographical coverage is global, with special focus given outside the developed world.  Content ranges from the 19th century to the present day. 

Ethnographic Video Online (Alexander Street Press)

(expired 3/20/12)

Liaison Requested

Ethnographic Video Online is a comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior and the largest streaming video collection of its kind.  This resource contains more than 750 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films.  Wherever possible, videos include accompanying field notes, liner notes, filmmaker biographies, related articles, study guides, and other context-enhancing, full-text materials.

Lynda.com  [Acquired]

(expired 2/29/12)

Liaison Requested

*You must log in to continue your training, so please create a profile to get started.   A personal profile is required, and allows you to track your movie viewing history and enjoy other lynda.com features designed to help you organize and customize your training.

Lynda.com is a member supported online learning platform with 40,000 video tutorials which comprises over 3,400 hours of content.  Some of the courses on the site include:  83 Photoshop courses, 67 digital photography courses, 11 Creative Inspiration courses, 333 Adobe courses, 29 InDesign courses, 86 web design courses, 23 Dreamweaver courses, and more.  Audio, video, office, 3D, animation, Flash, motion graphics, and much more are covered as well.

 

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 (Readex)

(expired 2/24/12)

Liaison Requested

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience.  This collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.  Newly digitized, these newspapers published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched quickly and easily.

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 (Readex)

(expired 2/24/12)

Liaison Requested

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans.  Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports and other genres.  These periodicals—which have shaped, and in turn been shaped by, African American culture—will enable new discoveries on lives of African Americans as individuals, as an ethnic group and as Americans.

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest (A.M. Digital)

(expired 2/13/12)

Liaison Requested

*Please note that download options are not available during trials.

Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest covers popular culture in Britain and America from 1950 to 1975.  Music, politics, fashion, and youth culture during this time frame witnessed dramatic changes in society.  There was the onset of rock & roll; the introduction of computers and credit cards; the boom of radio and television; and campaigns for black power, civil rights and women’s liberation.  All around the world there were challenges to authority.  This resource covers these many important events during this time period including Changing Lifestyles, Youth Culture, Student Protest, Mai '68, Civil Rights, The Space Race, Consumerism, Vietnam War, and Nuclear Disarmament.

 

European Sources Online (Cardiff University)  [Acquired]

(expired 2/4/12)

Liaison Requested

European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database and information service which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organizations of Europe, and on issues of importance to European researchers, citizens and stakeholders.  Click here for additional information.

Books24x7 (eBooks)

(expired 2/3/12)

Liaison Requested

SkillSoft’s Books24x7 provides leading on demand business, technical and engineering content containing thousands of digitized "best-in class" books, book summaries, research reports and best practices.  TheBooks24x7 On Demand Platform enables users to search, browse, read and collaborate with other users of these vast professional libraries.

 

China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CKNI)

(expired 1/31/12)

Liaison Requested

CKNI is a very large federated search platform which aggregates a broad range of publications from Mainland China.  This extremely comprehensive content ranges from academic journals to newspapers, to reference books, law and more.  The journals database alone, for example, includes over 9,000 journals.  Each content type can further be broken down into Series based on broad subject areas such as government/politics/law, literature/history/philosophy, economics/business, etc. 

To see the CNKI platform Simplified Chinese interface please click here.

To access a basic user's guide for the CNKI platform please click here. (pdf)

To access the PLA Daily newspaper database covering the complete run through current please click here.

VAST Video Collection (Alexander Street Press)

(expired 1/31/12)

Vendor Offered

Username:  academictrial2011

Password:  23totality5

The VAST streaming video package covers more than two dozen discipline areas, provides access to more than 10,000 videos streaming over the Internet, and is on a single cross-searchable platform.  Subjects covered include American History; Art & Architecture; Business & Economics; Counseling & Therapy; Dance; Education; Ethnography; Health; Humanities; Law & Criminal Justice; Politics & Current Affairs; Religion & Philosophy; Science; Theatre; Women's & Gender Studies; World Language & Literature; and more.

 

eHRAF Archaeology

(expired 12/31/11)

Liaison Requested

eHRAF Archaeology is a cross-cultural database containing information on the world's prehistory and is a systematically organized collection of books and articles on archaeological traditions from all regions of the world. This database is organized by archaeological traditions, grows annually, and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. eHRAF Archaeology is a resource designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies.

History Vault (ProQuest)

(expired 12/31/11)

Vendor Offered

ID:  PATRICIAHARDE

Password:  F6S7SR

ProQuest has, for the first time, introduced primary source materials from its University Publications of America (UPA) Collection in a digital format.  ProQuest History Vault unlocks the wealth of archival materials with a single search and researchers will be able to access letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and much more from a single interface.  The module titled "The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records", which includes 691,000 pages and 37 collections, is currently available under this trial. 

Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (EBSCO)

(expired 12/27/11)

Liaison Requested

Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MECAS) is a systematic and non-evaluative bibliographic index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.  This database contains more than 639,000 records and coverage spans from 1900 and earlier to the present.  Subject coverage includes: political affairs & law, international relations, economic affairs - business & industry, cultural heritage, arts & humanities, society & social welfare, ethnic diversity & anthropology, significant religious events & movements and recent history (1900 - present) & archaeology.

Index Islamicus

(expired 12/25/11)

Liaison Requested

Index Islamicus is an international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.  It covers their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures.  It includes material published by Western orientalists, social scientists and Muslims writing in European languages. The file contains indexing for over 3,400 titles with coverage dating back to 1906.

University Publishing Online (Cambridge University Press)

(expired 12/17/11)

Liaison Requested

University Publishing Online provides access to eBooks from the world-renowned publishing programs of their partner presses, covering subjects from all disciplines across science, technology and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences.

Political Science Complete (EBSCO)

(expired 12/11/11)

Liaison Requested

Political Science Complete (PSC) has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse and contains full text for more than 530 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals).  The database also features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 38,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.  PSC includes a subject-specific thesaurus with over 17,500 terms (7,366 preferred and 10,175 non-preferred terms), to provide subject searching guidance to researchers.  Click here for additional information.

Sustainability Reference Center (EBSCO)

(expired 12/11/11)

Liaison Requested

Sustainability Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of sustainability.  This collection offers full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to sustainability initiative management including, but not limited to:  Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship, Federal, State and Local Regulations, "Green" Issues & Initiatives, ISO 14000, LEED, Recycling, Renewable Energy, Resource Conservation, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business Practices, and Waste Reduction.  Click here for additional information.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands (McGraw-Hill)

(expired 12/8/11)

Liaison Requested

Measurable success in the global marketplace begins with an expert understanding of international protocols, practices, and cultural cues.  Without it, businesses and organizations cannot develop a competitive network of customers, suppliers, and, most important, talent.  Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands delivers essential knowledge for business people who are working abroad, traveling for business, or managing global teams from a domestic location. It empowers people to open borders, minds, and markets in more than 60 countries around the world. Each comprehensive country profile includes:

 

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection (See links below)

(expired 12/5/11)

Liaison Requested

Series 1 (1691-1820) - Presents more than 500 titles. Almost every 17th- and 18th-century American title is represented in addition to the majority of works published

                                  before 1821.

Series 2 (1821-1837) - Presents over 1,000 titles. Series 2 represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope including agriculture,

                                  entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.

Series 3 (1838-1852) - Presents over 1,800 titles. Series 3 reveals a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and

                                  life on the western frontier were daily realities.

Series 4 (1853-1865) - Presents over 1,200 titles. While the Civil War is a key focal point of Series 4, it also features a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for

                                  many Americans—both leading up to and during the war.  News from the battlefront is found, in addition to the usual breadth of subject matter

                                  found in Series 1-3 (e.g., science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion).

LegiStorm Pro

(expired 11/11/11)

Liaison Requested

Username:  rebaleiding

Password:  linwood

*Login boxes can be found at the top right of the page.  You may also register for a free account. 

LegiStorm is dedicated to providing a variety of important information about the U.S. Congress.  This database includes things such as congressional staff salaries, information about all privately financed trips taken by members of Congress and congressional staffers, information about past and present State Representatives and Senators, policy reports, foreign gifts, official expenses, recent news, and more. Click here for additional information.

Freedonia Focus Report Collection

(expired 11/4/11)

Liaison Requested

*Please locate the "Click here to begin" icon near the center of the page and click on it to access the content.

The Freedonia Focus Report Collection provides insight and analysis into nearly 700 U.S. and international business and industry topics.  Approximately 65% of the collection addresses industrial/manufacturing, construction & building materials, energy, chemicals and packaging industry topics.  The remaining 35% of the reports cover consumer products, pharmaceuticals/life sciences and service industries.  Each 15 – 25 page report includes concise and valuable information on market size, product and market forecasts, industry composition, market leaders, regulatory issues and business trends. The database is useful in a variety of academic disciplines including business and commerce, engineering, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, food and nutrition, agriculture, energy, earth sciences, technology and for those involved in the commercialization of products and services. 

Reference Universe  [Acquired]

(expired 11/4/11)

Liaison Requested

Reference Universe is a cumulative index to subject encyclopedias.  It aggregates article titles and complete back-of-the-book indexes to both electronic and print subject encyclopedias into a single online resource.  It's a very simple, powerful way to unlock the content of each library's own specialized reference works.  It is designed to maximize access to the really high quality, scholarly overview materials, and a great place to start your research.

 

Nursing Education in Video (Alexander Street Press)  [Acquired]

(expired 10/30/11)

Liaison Requested

Nursing Education in Video offers a collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers.   All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

PDR®3DT - Digital Drug Database (PDR Network)

(expired 10/28/11)

Liaison Requested

Username:  pdr3dtrial66

Password:  pdr3dtrial66

PDR®3D™ is a platform with more than 45,000 (growing daily) current and historical Drug Labels including all FDA-approved Rx Labels, generic, OTC and Homeopathic. 

The platform provides the ability to search beyond the drug names with straightforward and complex search capabilities.  Available features and capabilities include:

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980 (Sections I and II) (A.M. Digital)

(expired 10/25/11)

Liaison Requested

*Please click on the large "India, Pakistan and Afghanistan" picture icon in order to access this resource.  Also note that the PDF download options are not available during this trial.

These collections consist of the British Government's files on the countries of South Asia from shortly before Indian partition and independence up to 1980.  The files included in this resource cover events from the standpoint of British officialdom.  In addition to high politics, the papers in the files cover such issues as economic and industrial development, trade, migration, visits to South Asia by British politicians and by South Asian politicians to Britain and elsewhere, education, administrative reorganization, conflict over language, aid, political parties, agriculture and irrigation, and television and the press.  Scholars and students of modern South Asia can benefit from this valuable resource.

Organic Reactions (Wiley)

(expired 10/21/11)

Vendor Offered

Organic Reactions is a comprehensive collection of important synthetic reactions, together with a critical discussion of the reaction and tables that organize all published examples of the topic reactions.  Chapters that focus on reactions of current interest are solicited by the board of editors from leading chemists worldwide.  The publication process entails a comprehensive peer-review process, ensuring the high quality and attention to detail for which this series is noted.  Organic Reactions currently consists of over 140,000 reactions, and will continue to grow annually.

Business Expert Press Digital Library (ebrary)

(expired 10/20/11)

Liaison Requested

Business Expert Press' Digital Libraries are filled with practical, concise books covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, social media, finance, accounting, public relations, and marketing strategy.  These books are written by international authorities, specifically for students seeking bachelors or masters degrees.

Proquest Historical Newspapers: Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)

(expired 10/20/11)

Liaison Requested

*Please click on "ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)" to access content.

Under the leadership of P.B. Young, the “Dean of the Negro Press,” The Norfolk Journal and Guide became one of the best researched and written newspapers of its era, with a circulation of more than 80,000 by the 1940s.  It argued against restrictive covenants, rallied against lynching, encouraged blacks to vote, supported improvements to city streets and water systems, and more.  The Norfolk Journal and Guide allows you to:  Browse complete issues, cover to cover, Search by more than 20 article types, keyword, date ranges, specific dates, author, and more, Focus on relevant information quickly with hit-term highlighting, View news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more for added context, Print and download articles and images in PDF format, Study the progression of issues over time with ProQuest’s complete runs of newspapers, and Cross-search topics with all ProQuest Historical Newspapers, such as The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Afro-American, for a broader view of issues and events.  Click here for additional information (pdf).

Social Explorer (Oxford Online)

(expired 10/20/11)

Liaison Requested

Username:  jamesmadu

Password:  jamesmadu

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information.  It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history.  The site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000. Users can customize, save, print, and e-mail maps and reports and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use in reports and presentations.

Advertising Red Books

(expired 10/18/11)

Liaison Requested

Research advertising or media buying firms, track down advertising spending, or look for individual executives. Information such as business classification, agency of record, media expenditures, to which brands are owned by what company, client lists, and billings are viewable.  Click here for additional information.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text (EBSCO)  [Acquired]

(expired 10/18/11)

Liaison Requested

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is a definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts.  Content includes over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts, more than 170 full-text journals, and over 360 full-text books and monographs.  Subject areas covered within this database include ballet, cinema, comedy, dance, drama, film, mime, opera, puppetry, and theatre.

Historical Archive Trials (Gale)

(expired 10/17/11)

Liaison Requested

The African American Experience (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

The African American Experience encompasses the contributions of myriad individuals from the black community who have achieved success in the arts, science, business, the military, and in politics as well as nameless others that endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination.  This resource covers the experience of African Americans in the United States from their first arrival in the Americas through to the present day, and includes material on African origins.  Click here for additional information.

American Government (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

American Government explains the foundations of our government, connects these concepts to the issues of the day, and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the United States by comparing them to those of other countries.  Users can utilize a wealth of short biographies, videos, quotes, and primary source documents.  Click here for additional information.

American History (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

From the explorers of the Americas to today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation’s evolution.  This resource aims to take users beyond memorizing names and dates and towards a deeper understanding of America’s fascinating, complex story—its pre-contact origins, westward expansion, social movements, internal conflicts, and contemporary defining moments.  Click here for additional information.

The American Indian Experience (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

The American Indian Experience illuminates the histories and contemporary cultures of the Native peoples of North America.  This resource features content including hundreds of primary documents and media, including treaties, speeches, and captivity narratives as well as traditional storytelling, a wealth of maps, photographs, and video, exclusive Analyze sections support student inquiry into cultural and historical dilemmas, posing questions such as "How did white settlers depict Native Americans during the 19th century?", faceted searching which allows for fast and powerful refinement of results, and ongoing content updates.  Click here for additional information.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (University of Michigan)

(expired 10/15/11)

Liaison Requested

*To access this resource:  Click on the "Search" feature which will take you to a login page.  You may then enter the username and password.

Username:  basdemo@asian-studies.org

Password:  demo2736

The Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) references principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971.  BAS contains 787,165 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide.  In addition to entries compiled since 1997, this online version of BAS includes the full data of all of the printed volumes of the BAS issued from the 1971 up to the 1991 volumes (published in 1997).

 

Daily Life through History (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

Daily Life through History explores ordinary life through time and across the globe, bringing the past to life through details and insights that turn flat descriptions of historical characters into real, “just like me” human beings.  This resource also helps to make historical accounts relevant and meaningful from their modern-day perspectives and helps to answer questions such as, "What did people used to eat, wear, or use? What did they hope for, laugh about, or sing in the shower—or did they even have showers?"  Click here for additional information.

 

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society helps users develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy—with authoritative historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources on the most enduring and timely issues of the day.  Users can research 150 of today's most significant social issues, accessing 7,000 articles and 4,500 multimedia primary sources. They can also dig deeper by learning the story behind the issues and studying enduring key questions through scholars' perspectives and analyses.  This resource helps researchers to make connections between current events and their historical roots.  Click here for additional information.

The Latino American Experience (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

The Latino American Experience explores the rich heritage and current culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Hispanic cultures in the United States—an estimated 44 million individuals who have formed unique, self-sufficient, and vibrant communities across the nation.  Coverage ranges from pre-contact Aztec and Maya societies to 21st-century political issues like recent immigration law to cultural themes like coming-of-age rituals, music, literature, and cuisine.  Click here for additional information.

National Hispanic Heritage Month (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

September 15 to October 15 marks the annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, for which the theme in 2011 is "Many Backgrounds, Many Stories ... One American Spirit."  Indeed, the 50.5 million Hispanics in the United States offer many unique backgrounds and stories that have contributed to the mosaic of American society.  The introductory essay provides a history of César Chávez and the United Farm Workers (UFW), chronicling migrant labor in California in the early 20th century and the efforts of the UFW to secure rights for farm workers in the 1960s. 

Content includes:

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Ideals, Ideas contains a comprehensive and authoritative collection of information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present.  This database presents pop culture and history through an academic lens, providing insights into society.   By examining what society as a whole has found interesting, entertaining, or worthy of adulation, we can clearly perceive our values and aspirations, revealing rare sociological and historical insights.  Click here for additional information.

World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

World at War helps students and researchers develop a deeper, critical appreciation of both America’s history and total human involvement and costs of war.  This database involves investigations of how the peace of World War I led to World War II and insightful comparisons of U.S. past involvement in Southeast Asia with the Iraq War. It also provides users with current and accurate information on the conflicts that have shaped our world—and provides the ability to truly understand the past—to help determine the future.  Click here for additional information.

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World focuses on the geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.  Comprised of nearly 25,000 primary and secondary sources, users can perform advanced searches by region and category as well as country and make demographic comparisons between countries.  Users will learn about country-specific holidays and celebrations and read balanced feature stories that offer an in-depth look at international issues.  Click here for additional information.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

Ranging from the dawn of prehistory through the great ancient empires to the beginning of the Renaissance, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras helps users explore history in every corner of the globe, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas.  Overviews and activities are enhanced with thousands of authoritative primary and secondary sources, in-depth explorations, and profiles of city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient world.  Click here for additional information.

World History: The Modern Era (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

Vendor Offered

Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

World History: The Modern Era covers a broad range of topics in depth—the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation.  This database includes over 7,300 primary sources, over 80 era explorations, more than 3,500 biographies of political leaders, over 250 country overviews of nations, and more.  Click here for additional information.

World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy (ABC-CLIO)

(expired 10/15/11)

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Username:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  ryhswsi

World Religions provides a virtual textbook for users that covers religion across the globe.  Thousands of reference items within this resource cover matters of belief, practice, celebrations, and holidays; important individuals and events; significant and sacred places.

Other notable features include:

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PsycTESTS [Acquired] /PsycTHERAPY (APA PsycNET platform)

(expired 10/12/11)

Liaison Requested

PsycTESTS - Serves as a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests.  A wide variety of test types are included in PsycTESTS, including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and so on.  The main focus of PsycTESTS is unpublished tests, those developed by researchers for use in their work but not made commercially available.  Archived tests of the History of American Psychology at the University of Akron and commercially available tests are also included.

PsycTHERAPY - Consists of previously unreleased therapy demonstrations created in the process of taping the APA Psychotherapy Video Series.  Designed for students, faculty, and seasoned professionals in psychotherapy and counseling, PsycTHERAPY is the only subscription database of therapy demonstration videos specifically developed to enable viewers to observe how therapists spontaneously employ different approaches and techniques in practice.  The videos provide examples of some of the most renowned therapists in North America working with participants on a host of therapy topics, which when combined with PsycTHERAPY’s powerful search, clip-making, and playlist capabilities makes this a useful resource and educational tool.

Click here for additional information.

eLibrary (ProQuest)

(expired 10/11/11)

Vendor Offered

*Please click on "eLibrary" to access content.

eLibrary delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of user, including elementary students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators.  Powered by our MediaSeek knowledge base of educational standards, educators can even search for resources that correlate to state and national standards.  Researchers will find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files and titles cover a wide range of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.  Every magazine, journal, newspaper, book, and transcript is provided in 100 percent full-text.  Click here for additional information.

Economist Intelligence Unit (The Economist)

(expired 10/8/11)

Liaison Requested

*Please locate "Login" at the top of your screen and click on it.  You may then enter the username/password for full access to this database. 

Username:  jmu75

Password:  jmu75

The Economist Intelligence Unit is the world's leading resource for economic and business research, forecasting and analysis.  Like The Economist, they are independent of all governing bodies and corporations, leaving them free to deliver accurate and impartial business intelligence.

Access is set up for the following products:

  1. Country Reports - These are the most deep drive reviews of the current and near term outlook for the political, economic and business environment (197 countries).
  2. Country Commerce - Covers the regulatory environment in 56 countries.
  3. Country Finance - Covers the structure of the capital markets and cash management/treasury regulations across 46 countries.
  4. Viewswire - Global coverage of real time events in 203 countries.
  5. Risk Briefing - Global coverage of country operational risk for 180 countries.
  6. Country Data - Macroeconomic data set - 300+ series with historical and forecast data for 201 countries.

Politics and International Relations Online (Routledge)

(expired 10/7/11)

Liaison Requested

Username:  JamesMadisonU_Trial

Password:  JamesMadisonU_Trial (*Must type password. Cannot cut/paste!)

Politics and International Relations Online contains a collection of reference works, mostly handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias, dealing with politics and international relations.  They may be browsed individually, and they are searchable as a group.  The database consists of some 80 reference titles covering, among other subjects:  Asian Politics, Environmental Politics, European Politics, International Political Economy, International Relations, Political Behavior and Participation, Political Philosophy, Politics and Technology, Politics and the Media, Security Studies, Conflict Resolution, Intelligence, Terrorism, War and Conflict Studies, U.S. Politics, International Organizations, Human Rights and Humanitarianism.

Victorian Popular Culture (Adam Matthew Digital)

(expired 10/5/11)

Liaison Requested

*Please note that the ‘download entire document in PDF’ option is not available during this trial. However, you are still able to view and print images from the collections.

Victorian Popular Culture is a resource used for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This portal invites users into the darkened halls, small backrooms and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic and spiritualist séances. The three self-contained sections within this resource include: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; and Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment.

9/11 Searchable Information Center (ebrary)

(expired 9/30/11)

Vendor Offered

In support of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, ebrary is offering open access to a collection of relevant e-books through September.  Users are able to download and read any or all of 15 full-text e-books.  This collection provides a valuable resource to anyone seeking to learn or understand more about this tragic event, or reflect on its world impact. 

Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)

(expired 9/18/11)

Liaison Requested

*Please scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Biography Reference Center" to access the resource.

Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies.  Content includes 9,000 Biographies from American National Biography (Oxford University Press), Congressional Biographies from the American Reference Library, Encyclopedia Britannica Biographies, Notable American Women, and more.  Click here for additional information and informational PDFs.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) (EBSCO)

(expired 9/18/11)

Liaison Requested

*Please scroll down until you find Health and Psychosocial Instruments, third from the bottom, and click on the link.

HaPI is a comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments.  Records contained in HaPI provide information on questionnaires, interview schedules, vignettes/scenarios, coding schemes, rating and other scales, checklists, indexes, tests, projective techniques, and more.  Click here for additional information.

Social Work Abstracts (EBSCO)

(expired 9/18/11)

Liaison Requested

*Please scroll down until you find Social Work Abstracts, second from the bottom, and click on the link.

Social Work Abstracts provides indexing and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.  This resource is useful for those seeking scholarly and professional perspectives on subjects such as therapy, education, human services, addictions, child and family welfare, mental health, civil and legal rights, and more.

Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying in the United States (CQ Press)

(expired 8/21/11)

Liaison Requested

Guide to Interest Groups and Lobbying in the United States offers a thematic analysis of interest groups and lobbying in American politics and over the course of American political history.  It explores how interest groups have organized and articulated their support for numerous issues, and have they grown – both in numbers and range of activities – to become an integral part of the U.S. political system.  Coverage begins with the foundations of interest groups during the late 19th Century Gilded Age and continues on to the contemporary explosive growth of lobbying, Political Action Committees, and new forms of interest group cyberpolitics.

Africa Bibliography (Cambridge Journals Online)

(expired 8/20/11)

Liaison Requested

Africa Bibliography is a fully searchable, consolidated bibliography of the works in African studies.  Materials available for use include: monographs, chapters in edited volumes, journal articles, and pamphlets.  It covers all regions of Africa, including North Africa and it lists works published in English as well as a number of other languages: Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Swahili, Spanish and Afrikaans.  The bibliography categorizes by region, country and subject, includes an author index and a detailed thematic index, and includes materials on Africa published in non-specialist scholarly journals, in addition to specialist Africa publications.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)

(expired 8/13/11)

Liaison Requested

*Please click on "Points of View" to access the resource.

Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database that is designed to provide a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.  The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.  Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more.  Click here for additional information.

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 (Readex)

(expired 8/12/11)

Liaison Requested

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 features more than 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans.  Published in 26 states, the publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports and other genres.  Editorial views from these periodicals include opinions on the abolitionist movement; "Jim Crow" segregation; African American achievements in literature, music, sports and science; the beginning of the Freedom Movement; the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968; and moreClick here for more information.

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR)  [Acquired]

(expired 8/12/11)

Liaison Requested

The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) pursues the twofold task of 1) comprehensively recording and advancing the current knowledge of the origins and development of the Bible in its Jewish and Christian canonical forms and 2) documenting the history of the Bible’s reception in Judaism and Christianity as evident in exegetical literature, theological and philosophical writings of various genres, literature, liturgy, music, the visual arts, dance, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and contemporary movements.

SimplyMap 2.0

(expired 7/31/11)

Liaison Requested

E-mail address:  myckoka@jmu.edu

Password:  jamesmadison

*If you would like to be able to save your own work, please direct your attention to the "create an account" link and to "create a temporary account" link in order to start an account for free. 

SimplyMap 2.0 is a mapping application that allows people to use and interact with complex data. Enabling non-technical users to quickly create professional quality thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business and marketing data, SimplyMap 2.0 turns complex data into valuable information that is easily accessible.  For more information click here

First Street (CQ Press)  [Acquired]

(expired 7/19/11)

Liaison Requested

First Street was developed for lobbyists, law firms, associations, and anyone working to affect legislative policy.  This resource consolidates vital Congressional, government and lobbying information from authoritative data sources giving users an understanding and visualization of the relationships shaping policy.  First Street enables users to: Research a contact's work history in Congress, Federal agencies, and as a registered lobbyist, visualize how lobbying firms and clients are related, uncover what government agencies and legislation lobbying firms are lobbying, identify lobbyists active in issue areas or lobbying a piece of legislation, find all staff or lobbyists with experience on a certain issue, quickly build contact lists enabling proactive coalition building, and save searches and bookmark specific interests. Also, the First Street Coalition Builder tool allows users to visualize the in-depth connections between staffers, lobbyists, and members of Congress.  The tool allows users to quickly research and build coalitions to help them shape policy decisions.

TeachingBooks.net  [Acquired]

(expired 7/15/11)

Liaison Requested

TeachingBooks.net is for all teachers, librarians, faculty, staff, students, and families—anyone using books in a K–12 environment. This resource adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.  Curricular uses of TeachingBooks.net support English language arts, book clubs, art educators, social studies classes, and much more.

Faulkner Information Services

(expired 7/4/11)

Vendor Offered

Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS):  Research tool for business and technology students and faculty.  Provides a solid understanding of technology as it relates to a successful business's responsiveness to its employees and customers.  FAITS contains a virtual library of reports covering topics areas like IT infrastructure, telecom, wireless communications, data networking, healthcare technology and more.

Security Management Practices (SMP):  This database focuses on critical IT, legal, financial, cyber, personnel, and physical security intelligence. SMP is useful for those in need of knowledge in the areas of homeland security, disaster preparedness and management, enterprise security and criminal justice.

 


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