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.

Lippincott Advisor
(expires 11/18/16)
Liaison Requested
Lippincott Advisor is a collection of evidence-based content that provides practicing nurses with instant access to online references at the point of care. The program allows users to identify the information they need quickly and easily. Nurses can browse by topic or category, scroll through alphabetical lists of monographs, or perform a search to identify a particular monograph. Each entry includes extensive cross-reference hypertext links between and within content sets.

Lippincott Health Library - Occupational Therapy
(expires 11/18/16)
Liaison Requested
Lippincott Occupational Therapy Health Library includes 11 core textbooks from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, as well as clinical videos covering orthosis, physical dysfunction, and foundational knowledge.

Lippincott Health Library - Physician's Assistant Core

(expires 11/18/16)
Liaison Requested
Lippincott Physician's Assistant Core Health Library includes textbooks, covering the anatomical and basic sciences, videos to enhance understanding and study, Q&A questions, and a list of the most popular journal articles from leading society publishing partners in the Physician Assistant market (JAAPA and JPAE).

Birds of North America
(expires 1/15/17)
Liaison Requested
Birds of North America (BNA) is a reference tool for the life histories of over 760 bird species that breed in the United States and Canada. Species accounts are written by ornithologists and other experts and are an essential reference for anyone with an advanced interest in birds. BNA offers an in-depth, authoritative summary of scientific literature and media, in addition to newly added sounds, images, and video, and distributional maps and model output.

JoVE Journal of Neuroscience
(expires 11/11/16)
Liaison Requested
JoVE Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary section devoted to investigations of the structure, function, physiology, and pathophysiology of the brain and nervous system. Included methodologies range from molecular and cellular level studies to full central and peripheral neural systems. Potential treatment platforms and surgical techniques for neurological diseases and disorders are also presented in this section

JoVE Science Education Collection
(expires 11/11/16)
Liaison Requested
JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is the world's first PubMed-indexed scientific video journal. Its mission is to advance scientific research and education by increasing productivity, reproducibility, and efficiency of knowledge transfer for scientists, educators, and students worldwide through visual learning solutions.

Sage Research Methods
(expires 11/02/16)
Liaison Requested
SAGE Research Methods contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method.

Disability in the Modern World
(expires 11/26/16)
Liaison Requested
According to the World Bank, one person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement is an online collection that fills the gap, with a set of resources in a wide range of disciplines from media studies to philosophy. At completion, Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video.

Global Road Warrior
(expires 11/22/16)
Vendor Offered
Global Road Warrior is the most comprehensive country cultural database on the market today. Featuring in-depth information on 175 countries, Global Road Warrior will give your students a level of insight into each country that cannot be found anywhere else. Categories include: Culture & Society, the Business Experience, Negotiating, Women in Culture, Women in Business, Greetings & Courtesies, Language Video Dictionary, Music, and Education.


American History, 1492-1945
(expired 10/17/16)
Liaison Requested
American History, 1492-1945 provides access to a unique collection documents American History from the earliest settlers to the mid-twentieth century. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American History.

History of Mass Tourism
(expired 10/17/16)
Liaison Requested
The history of Mass Tourism presents a multi-national journey through well-known, little-known and far-flung destinations unlocked for the average traveller between 1850 and the 1980s. Guidebooks and brochures, periodicals, travel agency correspondence, photographs and personal travel journals provide unique insight into the expansion, accessibility and affordability of tourism for the masses and the evolution of some of the most successful travel agencies in the world.

Global Commodities
(expired 10/17/16)
Liaison Requested
Global Commodities brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured in this resource have been transported, exchanged and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption and social practices.

Visual History Archive (USC Shoah Foundation)
(expired 10/12/16)
Liaison Requested
The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 53,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996.

Music Magazine Archive: Rock
(expired 10/09/16)
Vendor Offered
Music Magazine Archive is a new product by NA Publishing. Currently in production, the Rock collection will contain 12 digitized rock and roll magazines spanning 1967 to present. This collection is built in parternship with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives and the Bowling Green State University Music Library & Sound Recording Archives.

Oxford Classical Dictionary
(expired 9/30/16)
Liaison Requested
Reference resource on all things Greco-Roman. Topics range from ancient economy, material culture, myth & religion, to Jewish studies and sciences and technology. Also includes interactive maps and digital media content.

SAGE Research Methods Video (beta)
(expired 8/31/16)
Vendor Offered
Contains streaming video tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, documentaries, and more covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. This product is in beta and only contains roughly half of the material anticipated to be available in the finished product.

Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library
(expired 8/30/16)
Liaison Requested
Contains prompt books detailing how Shakespeare's plays were interpreted, staged, and performed. Click here for a full scope statement.
Note: pdf downloads are disabled during trials.

John Cleese Business Bundle
(expired 8/19/16)
Liaison Requested
Streaming collection of 29 training videos covering workplace topics such as budgeting, finance, meetings, managing people, and more.

APA Style Central
(expired 8/10/16)
VIVA Sponsored
Contains APA style guides, tutorials, research tools, reference templates, publication assistance, and more. Materials are organized in the following categories: learn, research, write, publish.

American Consumer Culture: Market Research & American Business, 1935-1965
(expired 7/13/16)
Liaison Requested
Access the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era's foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer, and widely-recognized "father" of Motivational Research. Full scope notes available here.

World's Fairs: a Global History of Expositions
(expired 7/13/16)
Liaison Requested
Contains official records, monographs, publicity, artwork, artifacts, and more to showcase the phenomenon of world's fairs and expos from 1851 to 1967 and beyond. Full scope notes available here.

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