Database Trials at JMU Libraries
Database Request Trials
The following databases are being considered for JMU Libraries' online collections.
19th Century Masterfile provides access to over 20 million full-text links from subscription-based and Open Source repositories and covers material ranging from the 13th through the early 20th century. Periodicals, books, newspapers, and government data can all be searched at one time and coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, law, humanities, literature, and the social sciences.
Global Plants is a community-contributed database where worldwide herbaria can share their plant type specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations. Containing the contributed collections of more than 270 herbaria from around the globe, the Global Plants database holds nearly two million high-resolution type specimens that have been hand-selected and meticulously digitized by partner herbaria with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Researchers and students can also access reference works and primary sources—such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs—contributed by partners.
National Geographic Virtual Library is a cross-searchable platform that comes with standard library features and functionality common to many Gale resources. Searchable through the 100+ years of National Geographic publications, National Geographic Virtual Library provides students and researchers of all ages a graphical, easy-to-use method of accessing the wealth of material from National Geographic magazine, along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.
PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System that captures data through custom demographic maps, tables, reports and an analysis tool, Analytics, and users can use PolicyMap's GIS mapping to incorporate their own data and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap. Available data includes the latest demographics from census, real estate data, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores, unemployment, crime statistics, and city crime rates.
ProQuest Newsstand gives access to the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Greenwich Time, Los Angeles Times, The Advocate (Stamford), and many more. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower combines the full-text of all 21 volumes of compiled material into an electronically accessible format. This database includes over 14,000 pages of material, a fully browsable alphabetical index, photographs and document images, and a search engine that crosses the entire 21-volume set and ranks results by relevance or date with direct links to documents.
EdITLib, a non-profit resource, is the Digital Library for Education & Information Technology and seeks to facilitate learning, discovery, and innovation by connecting scholarly research on Educational Technology/E-Learning with learning opportunities. As an online resource for aggregated, peer-reviewed research, EdITLib encompasses more than 25+ years of published international journal articles, conference papers, e-books, and multimedia content from tens of thousands of leading authors. This resource enables users to do the following: Conduct scholarly research, Use as a classroom teaching resource, Keep current on the latest published research in their field of study, Maintain their academic interests in the area of information technology in education, Receive Table of Contents Alerts prior to publication, Create and store personal collections of research results, Comment and share articles and abstracts with peers and colleagues, and Gain access to exclusive content not available in any other database.
Mass Observation Online (Adam Matthew Digital)
Mass Observation Online offers insight into everyday life in Britain from 1937 through the mid-1950s and contains original manuscript and typescript papers collected by the Mass Observation organization, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive maps. The material covered includes information regarding the impact of the Depression, the onset of war, and the post-war era with the rise of consumerism and television. Major trends covered include the following: the increasing role of women in work, the birth of the welfare state, anti-Semitism and anti-communism, the growth of secularism and the increasing importance of radio, television and cinema in people’s lives, as well as insight into such varied subjects as abortion, old age, eating habits, shopping, fashion, coal mining, sex, reading, and the decline of Empire.
MRI+ consolidates, in one convenient place, many of the databases used to evaluate magazines or seeking directory and editorial information. Users are able to search and access materials, as well as, check-out a cost-planning module.
Musical America provides the digital and print touchpoints for performing arts professionals to reach out to each other to further their art and their businesses. This resource provides extensive databases with critical information covering the international landscape of performing artists, facilities, managers, presenters, schools, media, services and organizations and blogs from industry experts exploring the crucial questions faced by businesses and performers. In-depth coverage of performing arts industry news, Special Reports into the key issues and solutions driving the performing arts industry, latest changes to managers' rosters, and news directly from industry groups and organizations are also provided.
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