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.

Bloomsbury Popular Music
(expires 8/21/17)
Vendor Offered
A unique source of scholarship and serious in-depth analysis of popular music in a global context. It includes the entirety of the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, the 33 1/3 series of books exploring key albums, and much more.

(expires 7/28/17)
Liaison Requested
Provides fast and comprehensive identification and assessment of the best research articles in biology and medicine by the world’s largest group of leading scientists and clinicians. F1000Prime provides researchers with a personalized literature service using a collection of innovative tools and resources.

(Expires after 30 days)
Liaison Requested
Provides both a citation manager, and platforms to collaborate, share, and organize research. EndNote X8 can be used on Windows and Mac. For information on compatibility and system requirements, please visit:
* Please select the installer for your operating system: Windows Installer, MAC Installer

(expires 7/20/17)
Liaison Requested
*To access the Trial, Click Register and Use the provided Username/PW*
Username: trial12341
Password: pumi2towi
A an online platform promoting authentic research and original writing , allowing students and teams to collaborate in real-time, using integrated tools for source evaluation, note-taking, outlining, document archiving and citation, as well as embedded information-literacy modules teach critical thinking about source quality and credibility.

IBISWorld Procurement Reports
(expires 7/8/17)
Liaison Requested
IBISWorld Procurement Reports provide insight and analysis on almost 1,000 goods and services purchased by businesses every day, and was specifically designed to help purchasing, supply chain management and strategic sourcing professionals to identify price drivers and market characteristics that impact buying decisions.

Border and Migration Studies Online
(expires 7/26/17)
Vendor Offered
Border and Migration Studies Onlineis a research and learning-driven collection that explores and provides historical background on more than thirty key worldwide border areas from the 19th to the 21st century. Collection materials focus around significant border areas throughout history, including U.S. and Mexico; the European Union; Afghanistan; Israel; Turkey; The Congo; Argentina; China; Thailand; and others. Featuring at completion 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images, the materials are organized around fundamental themes associated with border and migration issues.

(expires 7/3/17)
Vendor Offered
HeinOnline is the world's largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase.


(expired 6/14/17)
Vendor Offered
A premium policy news and information resource designed specifically to keep students, faculty and researchers at universities up to date on current developments in the political world.

Music Industry Data
(expired 5/10/17)
Liaison Requested
A repository of historical and current data from Billboard, GfK Entertainment and many more reporting agencies from over 30 countries around the world. Through analysis of sales data, Music ID provides rankings for both albums and single tracks, which tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures.

India, Raj, and Empire
(expired 4/26/17)
Vendor Offered
Explore the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947, through the wonderfully rich and diverse manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland.

Women's Studies Archive
(expired 4/26/17)
Liaison Requested
Global in scope, the archive presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. A wide range of primary sources provide a close look at some of the pioneers of women's history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.

Women's Suffrage Collection
(expired 4/12/17)
Liaison Requested
This collection covers the eighty years between the 1840 World's Anti-Slavery Convention and the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. And includes newspapers that had some overlap between the temperance and women's rights movements, as well as an anti-suffrage paper.

Digital Theatre +
(expired 4/4/17)
Liaison Requested
Working in partnership with renowned theatre companies and leading actors and creatives, Digital Theatre+ captures live performances in high quality. It also contains content from leading global producers, including RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, LA Theatre Works, BBC and Gran Teatre del Liceu, as well as a distinctive range of curriculum-linked educational resources: exclusive interviews, full transcripts, in-depth study guides and workshops.

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