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.

Current Trials

The following databases are being considered for JMU Libraries' online collections. 

19th Century Masterfile (Paratext)
(expires 5/1/15)
Liaison Requested
A detailed index of Anglo-American literature published prior to 1930. Now includes the Graves' Indexes to Art Exhibitions, 1760-1912. Other research collections are detailed here.

3D Atlas (Primal Pictures,
(expires 5/29/15)
Liaison Requested
4 month trial of the 3D Atlas modules in from Primal Pictures.

60 Minutes: 1997-2014 (Alexander Street Press)
(expires 5/16/15)
Liaison Requested
Provides over 350 hours of HD streaming video from the 60 Minutes news program. Also includes bonus content from the CBS News program Sunday Morning.

Anatomy & Physiology Online (Primal Pictures)
(expires 4/30/15)
Liaison Requsted
username: jmu
password: anatomy
20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body system, pronunciation guides, quizzes, and more.

Black Authors, 1556-1922 (Readex)
(expires 4/30/15)
Liaison Requested
Created from the holdings in the Library Company of Philadelphia, Black Authors offers over 550 searchable works by black authors from the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Includes personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems, and musical compositions.

Vogue Archive (ProQuest)
(expires 5/7/15)
Vendor Offered
The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

Women's Wear Daily Archive (ProQuest)
(expires 5/7/15)
Vendor Offered
The Women's Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry's most influential reads. Key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers are all covered in this publication.

World Christian Database
(expires 4/18/15)
Vendor Offered
password: brillusa
Provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups.

World Religion Databse
(expires 4/18/15)
Liaison Requested
password: brillusa
Contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. Source materials include censuses and surveys.


(expired 3/27/15)
Vender Offered
password: jmudukes1
eMarketer provides information on consumer behavior trends as well as data on spending, marketing strategies, and tactics.

Loeb Classical Library
(expired 3/23/15)
Liaison Requested
The Digital Loeb Classical Library presents over 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts in digital form allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content. An interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of Greek and Latin literature, digital library includes accurate English translations of epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory and other documents of Greek and Latin Classical importance.

Met Opera On Demand
(expired 3/7/15)
Liaison Requested
Met Opera On Demand contains over 500 performances in streaming HD audio and video. Includes radio bradcasts, telecasts, and feature presentations.

JoVE Essentials of Behavioral Science
(expired 3/6/15)
Vendor Offered
Contains videos on the fundamentals of behavior neuroscience that explain the neurobiology of behavior, discuss concepts behind prominent techniques, introduce important questions being asked by scientists, and provide protocols to run behavioral experiments.

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
(expired 3/3/15)
Liaison Requested
Contains streaming video of the skeletal structure, muscles, tendons, and joints of real human anatomic specimins. The body is divided into 5 sections: upper extremity, lower extremity, trunk, head & neck, and internal organs. Review exercises and exams are included in each sextion.

(expired 2/13/15)
Vendor Offered
Statista provides access to statistical data from over 18,000 sources worldwide. Includes data from popular industries, sports & recreation, consumer goods, media & advertising, technology, telecommunications, and more.

GlobeSmart (Aperian Global)
(expired 1/31/15)
Liaison Requested
Password: jmulibraries1
GlobeSmart is an online reference tool providing detailed, business-related cultural information on over 80 countries.

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection (Henry Stewart Talks)
(expired 12/31/14)
Vendor Offered
The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection contains over 1,500 streaming seminar-style talks on the latest research and developments in biomedicine and life sciences. Also includes talks on research fundamentals in these areas.

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