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.

Film Platform
(expires 2/10/17)
Liaison Requested
Film Platform was designed to serve as a bridge between the film world and academia. The collection is curated by film experts and leading academics to showcase meaningful documentaries of social, political and cultural importance by some of the world's top international filmmakers. Our growing catalogue combine in-depth stories with out-of-the-box storytelling on a broad range of topics. In many cases, the films will be accompanied by a selection of study guides, as well as press kits, articles, and interviews with the filmmakers and their subjects.

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East
(expires 2/1/17)
Vendor Offered
This collection is an essential resource for understanding the events in the Middle East during the 1970s. It addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia.

(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.

WRDS - BoardEx Dataset
(expires 2/3/17)
Liaison Requested
*You must have a WRDS account to access this dataset. Click here for WRDS login information
Relationship Capital is the sum of an organization's connectivity to the marketplace, both directly and indirectly. The process by which you identify, evaluate and employ your relationship capital is referred to as Relationship Capital Management (RCM). Advanced RCM tools provided by BoardEx go well beyond a contact management view of relationship capital and provide transparency into how seemingly unrelated individuals in the market are connected – both to your targets and to your coverage executives. With this unique knowledge, you can use your total relationship capital to impact business initiatives and build long term relationship franchise value.


Birds of North America
(expired 1/15/17)
Liaison Requested
Birds of North America (BNA) is a reference tool for the life histories of over 760 bird species that breed in the United States and Canada. Species accounts are written by ornithologists and other experts and are an essential reference for anyone with an advanced interest in birds. BNA offers an in-depth, authoritative summary of scientific literature and media, in addition to newly added sounds, images, and video, and distributional maps and model output.

(expired 1/2/17)
Liaison Requested
Warc offers advertising best practices, evidence, and insights from the world's leading brands. Also publishes leading journals, including Admap, Market Leader, the Journal of Advertising Research, and the International Journal of Market Research.

GeoScienceWorld eBook Collection
(expired 11/30/16)
Vendor Offered
The GSW eBook Collections feature full-text essential titles, with unlimited printing, downloading, and multi-user simultaneous access. A faceted, cross-search tool allows users to search across eBooks, 46 journals on the GSW platform, and the bibliographic database GeoRef. Recommendation, social sharing, and citation management tools help scholars discover, share, and manage the platform’s content. The Collections’ mobile-optimized eBook reader lets users access content on the go.

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