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. 

3D Atlas (Primal Pictures,
(expires 5/29/15)
Liaison Requested
4 month trial of the 3D Atlas modules in from Primal Pictures.

Black Authors, 1556-1922 (Readex)
(expires 5/22/15)
Liaison Requested
Created from the holdings in the Library Company of Philadelphia, Black Authors offers over 550 searchable works by black authors from the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Includes personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems, and musical compositions.

NAACP Papers (ProQuest)
(expires 6/7/15)
Liaison Requested
Part of the ProQuest History Vault, the six NAACP Papers collections contain internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. They chart the NAACP's work and deliver a first-hand view into crucial issues. With a timeline that runs from 1909 to 1972, the NAACP Papers document the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the triumphs of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and beyond.

SAGE Videos (beta)
(expires 6/3/15)
Vendor Offered
SAGE Videos is a set of streaming video collections in the social sciences. Currently contains Counseling & Psychotherapy, Education, and Media & Communication Studies collections. Please note, this product is still in beta. Please click here for details of what's to come.


60 Minutes: 1997-2014 (Alexander Street Press)
(expired 5/16/15)
Liaison Requested
Provides over 350 hours of HD streaming video from the 60 Minutes news program. Also includes bonus content from the CBS News program Sunday Morning.

Vogue Archive (ProQuest)
(expired 5/7/15)
Vendor Offered
The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

Women's Wear Daily Archive (ProQuest)
(expired 5/7/15)
Vendor Offered
The Women's Wear Daily Archive preserves one of the fashion industry's most influential reads. Key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers are all covered in this publication.

19th Century Masterfile (Paratext)
(expired 5/1/15)
Liaison Requested
A detailed index of Anglo-American literature published prior to 1930. Now includes the Graves' Indexes to Art Exhibitions, 1760-1912. Other research collections are detailed here.

Anatomy & Physiology Online (Primal Pictures)
(expired 4/30/15)
Liaison Requsted
username: jmu
password: anatomy
20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body system, pronunciation guides, quizzes, and more.

World Christian Database
(expired 4/18/15)
Vendor Offered
password: brillusa
Provides comprehensive statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups.

World Religion Databse
(expired 4/18/15)
Liaison Requested
password: brillusa
Contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. Source materials include censuses and surveys.

(expired 3/27/15)
Vender Offered
password: jmudukes1
eMarketer provides information on consumer behavior trends as well as data on spending, marketing strategies, and tactics.

Loeb Classical Library
(expired 3/23/15)
Liaison Requested
The Digital Loeb Classical Library presents over 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts in digital form allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content. An interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of Greek and Latin literature, digital library includes accurate English translations of epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory and other documents of Greek and Latin Classical importance.

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