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. 

African American Communities
(expires 11/22/15)
Liaison Requested
Contains pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports, and oral histories detailing the challenges of racism, discrimination, integration, culture, and identity faced by African Americans. Content spans the 19th through 21st centuries and focuses primarily on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and selected towns/cities in North Carolina.
Note: pdf downloads are not available during the trial.

Digital Concert Hall
(expires 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)
(expires 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.

(expires 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.

Food Studies Online (Alexander Street Press)
(expires 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.

(expires 11/29/15)
Liaison Requested
NJVID is a digital media repository service for streaming and preservation of academic and research media for higher education.

(expires 11/30/15)
Liaison Requested
UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical decision support resource. Includes journal articles, medical calculators, drug interaction information, and more.


Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900
(expired 11/5/15)
Liaison Requested
This collection showcases the development of "popular" medicine in America during the 19th Century. Contains rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, ephemera, and more targeting the general public rather than medical professionals.
Note: pdf downloads are not available during the trial.

(expired 10/31/15)
Vendor Offered
Use BrowZine to find scholarly journal articles provided by James Madison University Libraries. Also available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. Download from your app store, then tap on the app icon to open BrowZine. A list of libraries will appear; please select James Madison University. Enter your eid and password to start browsing journals.
Note: You must be on JMU Official Wireless or Junos Pulse to be recognized as a JMU user. If you have previously been using BrowZine with the Open Access library, please delete the app and reinstall it.

SAGE Research Methods
(expired 10/24/15)
Liaison Requested
A tool designed to help students and faculty with their research projects. Includes book, journal, and reference materials on research methods concepts. Focuses on methodology instead of disciplines; useful across social sciences, health sciences, and more.
Note: JMU Libraries subscribe to SAGE Research Methods Cases, a module of SAGE Research Methods.


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