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 Periodicals, 1825-1995 (Readex)
(expires 11/20/14)
Liaison Requested
Contains over 170 periodicals by and about African Americans. Publications include academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organization bulletins, annual reports, and more.

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection (Henry Stewart Talks)
(expires 12/31/14)
Vendor Offered
The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection contains over 1,500 streaming seminar-style talks on the latest research and developments in biomedicine and life sciences. Also includes talks on research fundamentals in these areas.

BrowZine (Third Iron) - for use on iOS and Android devices
(expires 10/31/14)
Vendor Offered
Install the app from your app store. When you open BrowZine for the first time, select James Madison University from the list of schools. Next, select your subject areas and browse journals in the JMU Libraries collection! (*Note: Must be on campus or have Junos Pulse installed and running when off campus.)
BrowZine combines individual articles from databases to create complete journals, arranges them in a newsstand, and delivers the journals in an app designed for iOS and Android devices. Users can browse journals by subject, discover new titles, and read articles from within the app. Click here for more information.

(expires 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
CINAHL Complete contains nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets, and quick lessons. Subject coverage includes 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health, medicine, and more.

Digital Theatre Plus
(expires 10/27/14)
Liaison Requested
password: jmu123
*Use the login button in the upper right corner of the homepage to access the trial.
Digital Theatre Plus offers online access to productions, interviews, documentaries, and written learning resources designed to give users the full British theatre experience. Includes plays, musicals, operas, dance, and more.

DynaMed (EBSCO)
(expires 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance, and convenience.

Electronic Enlightenment (Oxford)
(expires 11/13/14)
Liaison Requested
An early form of social networking, Electronic Enlightment provides access to thousands of letters and documents written by over 8,000 correspondents across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Content spans from the early 17th to mid 19th Century.

L'Année Philologique (EBSCO)
(expires 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
A bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Subjects include literature, linguistics, history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and more.

Nursing Reference Center (EBSCO)
(expires 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
Nursing Reference Center is an evidence-based information resource designed specifically for nurses. Content includes evidence-based care sheets, diseases & conditions quick lessons, drug information, patient education, continuing education modules, reference information, and more.

Philosopher's Index (EBSCO)
(expires 11/15/14)
Liaison Requested
An index of scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy.

Victorian Popular Culture (Adam Matthew)
(expires 10/31/14)
Liaison Requested
Victorian Popular Culture is a resource used for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This portal invites users into the darkened halls, small backrooms and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic and spiritualist séances.
Note: pdf downloads are not available during the trial period.



BP Global Energy Data Visualization Tool (Adam Matthew)
(expired 10/15/14)
Vendor Offered
This visualization tool contains data compiled from the latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy & Historical Datasets. Data ranges from 1965 to 2012 and covers oil, natural gas, coal, renewables (hydroelectricity, solar, wind, nuclear), and supplemental materials.

Multiple Chronic Contiditions Resource Center
(expired 10/13/14)
Liaison Requested
Username: hedricat
Password: amanda
MCC Resource Center provides educational information and evidence based clinical practice guidelines pertaining to patients with multiple chronic conditions. Also contains updates to US healthcare policy.

Chatham House Online Archive
(expired 9/30/14)
Liaison Requested
The Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, an independent international affairs policy institute. Analysis, research, debates, speeches, and more are available from 1920-2008.

SAGE Research Methods Cases
(expired 9/30/14)
Liaison Requested
SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies of real social research designed to help beginning researchers understand methodological concepts in practice.
Note: Includes access to all SAGE Research Methods content.

Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database (Ovid)
(expired 9/22/14)
Liaison Requested
The JBI EBP database is a resource containing evidence summaries, evidence-based recommended practices, best practice information sheets, systematic reviews, consumer information sheets, systematic review protocols, and technical reports.


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