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. 

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, Part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940
(expires 3/7/16)
Liaison Requested
Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity, Part 1: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from microfilm, newsletters, organizational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.

Foreign Office Files For the Middle East
Module 1: Middle East, 1971-1974: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis

(expires 2/29/16)
Liaison Requested
Foreign Office Files for the Middle East addresses the policies, economies, political relationships, and significant events of every major Middle East power.
Module 1 explores the politics of the Middle East region in the run-up to the Arab-Israeli War and its effect on global industry, political relations, and social stability. Also provides in-depth coverage of separate conflicts in Cyprus, internal and external political relationships, and details about military exports.
Note: pdf downloads not available during trials.

(expires 3/1/16)
VIVA Offered
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Password: password
PrepSTEP is an online learning platform containing resources for self-guided academic skill-building and tools for career and workforce readiness. Provides tutorials and tests in core areas: math, science, English, Spanish, and computer skills. Also contains resources for GRE and placement test prep, career and workplace overviews, and more.

(expires 2/28/16)
Liaison Requested
Reaxys is a chemistry database that allows users to search for extracted chemical data and related information. Includes reaction and synthesis information as well as scholarly articles, book chapters, reviews, conference papers, reports, patents, and more.

RILM Music Encyclopedias (EBSCO)
(expires 3/22/16)
Liaison Requested
Comprehensive collection of encyclopedic content spanning the most important disciplines, including popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound, and women composers. Contains full text of over 40 reference works published from 1775-2015. Click here for a full title list.

State Papers Online (Gale)
(expires 2/28/16)
Liaison Requested
State Papers Online offers original historical materials across the widest range of government concerns, from high level international politics and diplomacy to the charges against a steward for poisoning a dozen or more people. The correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants, and provincial administrators present a full picture of Britain from the period of Henry VIII to the reign of George III (1509-1782).
Note: click on the Home button in the platform for details on each of the 6 collections included in the trial.

Theatre in Video: Volume 2 (Alexander Street Press)
(expires 3/28/16)
Liaison Requested
Contains classic and contemporary plays and documentaries, including performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group.



Digital Concert Hall
(expired 1/31/16)
Liaison Requested
Note: users must register for free accounts when prompted.
Digital Concert Hall provides access to over 40 live-stream classical music concerts each year. The archives include hundreds of concert recordings, interviews with the conductors and soloists, as well as feature-length documentaries. Also includes free children's concerts.

DynaMed Plus (EBSCO)
(expired 1/10/16)
Liaison Requested
DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical information resource containing journal articles, care recommendations, graphics, images, drug content, and more.

Food Studies Online (Alexander Street Press)
(expired 1/3/16)
Vendor Offered
Food Studies Online provides researchers rich archival content, visual ephemera, monographs, and videos that explore how food shapes the world around us.

IMF eLibrary
(expired 1/2/16)
Liaison Requested
IMF eLibrary provides direct access to the International Monetary Fund's periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. Includes information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and more. This trial includes access to the IMF Data module and AREAER (links in header). AREAER tracks the exchange rate and trade regimes of all members of the International Monetary Fund (currently 188 countries) and three territories (Aruba, Hong Kong SAR, and Curaçao and Sint Maarten - formerly the Netherlands Antilles).

BCC Research Library
(expired 12/14/15)
Vendor Offered
password: BCCjmutrial01
BCC Research is a leading market research company covering changes driven by science and technology. This resource provides detailed market size forecasts that incorporate the major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology organizations. Industry analysis and market forecasts for advanced materials, high-tech systems and components, nanotechnology and novel processing methods are included.

(expired 12/5/15)
Liaison Requested
Epocrates provides critical clinical content for health care professionals and students including clinical practice guidelines, disease information, alternative medicines, drug information, interaction checks, pill IDs, and more.

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