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. 

Oxford Classical Dictionary
(expires 9/29/16)
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)
(expires 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
(expires 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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