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. 

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection (Henry Stewart Talks)
(expires 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.

British Periodicals (ProQuest)
(expires 12/25/14)
Liaison Requested
Provides access to searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Colonial State Papers (ProQuest)
(expires 12/25/14)
Liaison Requested
Provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Also includes a digitised version of The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739, which contains bibliographic records and extracts for thousands of additional documents.

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

(expires 1/15/14)
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.



Book History Online (Brill)
(expired 12/17/14)
Liaison Requested
Book History Online is the international bibliography in the field of book and library history. It provides a comprehensive survey of all scholarly publications written from a historical perspective. Includes monographs, articles, and reviews dealing with the history of the printed book, its arts, crafts, techniques, and equipment, its economic, social, and cultural environment, as well as its production, distribution, preservation, and description.

Flipster (EBSCO)
(expired 12/1/14)
Vendor Offered
Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for users to read their favorite magazines on their computer or mobile device. Flipster offers online access to top magazines covering business, leisure, fashion, product reviews, current events, and more!

Routledge Performance Archive
(expired 11/30/14)
Liaison Requested
The Performance Archive provides access to audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. Includes technical functionalities and graphics, interviews, masterclasses, contemporary productions, and documentaries.

World Cinema Video Collection (Films Media Group)
(expired 11/23/14)
Liaison Requested
Hosted on Films On Demand, the World Cinema Video Collection contains more than 380 feature films from the most renowned directors across the globe. Includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and award-winning contemporary films featured by Global Lens. Useful for studies in the history of cinema, area studies, political science, history, world languages and cultures, and more.

(expired 11/21/14)
Liaison Requested
password: techstreet1
Provides access to industry codes and standards from around the world.
Note: Printing disabled during the trial period. Fileopen required to view documents; installation link provided in the Tools section of the homepage.

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 (Readex)
(expired 11/20/14)
Liaison Requested
Contains over 170 periodicals by and about African Americans. Publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organization bulletins, annual reports, and more.

(expired 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
CINAHL Complete contains nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets, and quick lessons. Subject coverage includes 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health, medicine, and more.

DynaMed (EBSCO)
(expired 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance, and convenience.

L'Année Philologique (EBSCO)
(expired 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
A bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Subjects include literature, linguistics, history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and more.

Nursing Reference Center (EBSCO)
(expired 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
Nursing Reference Center is an evidence-based information resource designed specifically for nurses. Content includes evidence-based care sheets, diseases & conditions quick lessons, drug information, patient education, continuing education modules, reference information, and more.

Philosopher's Index (EBSCO)
(expired 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
An index of scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy.

Electronic Enlightenment (Oxford)
(expired 11/13/14)
Liaison Requested
An early form of social networking, Electronic Enlightment provides access to thousands of letters and documents written by over 8,000 correspondents across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Content spans from the early 17th to mid 19th Century.

BrowZine (Third Iron) - for use on iOS and Android devices
(expired 10/31/14)
Vendor Offered
Install the app from your app store. When you open BrowZine for the first time, select James Madison University from the list of schools. Next, select your subject areas and browse journals in the JMU Libraries collection! (*Note: Must be on campus or have Junos Pulse installed and running when off campus.)
BrowZine combines individual articles from databases to create complete journals, arranges them in a newsstand, and delivers the journals in an app designed for iOS and Android devices. Users can browse journals by subject, discover new titles, and read articles from within the app. Click here for more information.

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