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. 

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.

Chatham House Online Archive
(expires 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.

BP Global Energy Data Visualization Tool (Adam Matthew)
(expires 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
(expires 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.

SAGE Research Methods Cases
(expires 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.

Rock's Backpages
(expired 8/31/14)
Vendor Offered
Rock's Backpages is an online archive of music journalism, containing over 25,000 articles, reviews, and audio interviews on over 2,000 artists.

British Online Archives
(expired 8/29/14)
Liaison Requested
The British Online Archives contain infomration on the territories colonized by Britain including: Africa, America, Australia, India, Melanesia, New Zealand, and the West Indies. Document sources include the East India Company, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, the Parliamentary Labor Party, the International Transport Workers' Federation, the Communist Party of Great Britain, the British Union of Fascists, the BCC, and more.

Ovid HealthStar

(expired 8/21/14)
Liaison Requested
Note: 5 user limit
Ovid HealthStar focuses on both clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. This resource contains citations to published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research.

Essential Evidence Plus
(expired 7/23/14)
Liaison Requested
username: jmutrial
password: jmutrial
Essential Evidence Plus is a database of evidence-based articles, guidelines, decision support tools, diagnositc calculators, and more.


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