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.

Music Industry Data
(expires 5/10/17)
Liaison Requested
A repository of historical and current data from Billboard, GfK Entertainment and many more reporting agencies from over 30 countries around the world. Through analysis of sales data, Music ID provides rankings for both albums and single tracks, which tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures.

India, Raj, and Empire
(expires 4/26/17)
Vendor Offered
Explore the history of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947, through the wonderfully rich and diverse manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland.

Women's Studies Archive
(expires 4/26/17)
Liaison Requested
Global in scope, the archive presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. A wide range of primary sources provide a close look at some of the pioneers of women's history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.

(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.


Women's Suffrage Collection
(expired 4/12/17)
Liaison Requested
This collection covers the eighty years between the 1840 World's Anti-Slavery Convention and the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. And includes newspapers that had some overlap between the temperance and women's rights movements, as well as an anti-suffrage paper.

Digital Theatre +
(expired 4/4/17)
Liaison Requested
Working in partnership with renowned theatre companies and leading actors and creatives, Digital Theatre+ captures live performances in high quality. It also contains content from leading global producers, including RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, LA Theatre Works, BBC and Gran Teatre del Liceu, as well as a distinctive range of curriculum-linked educational resources: exclusive interviews, full transcripts, in-depth study guides and workshops.

(expired 3/31/17)
Liaison Requested
UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource designed to allow clinicians to access information for use at point-of-care. More than 6,300 world-renowned physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality.

Race Relations in America
(expired 3/27/17)
Liaison Requested
Race Relations in America provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996
(expired 3/17/17)
Liaison Requested
The news and analysis in Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives comes from reports gathered every day between the early 1940s and 1996 by a U.S. government organization that became part of the CIA. This fully searchable digital archive includes firsthand accounts from reputable sources around the world, covering such important events as post-World War II Jewish resettlement, South African apartheid, Latin American migrations to the United States and much more.

(expired 3/1/17)
Liaison Requested
AdForum has provided advertising agencies and production companies a digital space to showcase their creative work and talents to brands and prospective new business partners. Today, with more than 25,000 members in its Agency Gallery, AdForum represents the collective voice of the advertising industry, which includes a Creative Library featuring more than 170,000 campaigns, partnerships with leading awards shows, and unparalleled global influence.

(expired 2/24/17)
Liaison Requested

Statista is a data aggregation and research platform covering worldwide markets, industries, and societal topics. With over 1.5 million world-wide statistics, forecasting on 500 areas from 41 countries for a period of 5 years, and with more than 20,000 public and private reports. Data is compiled from private and public sources aggregated from North American, Europe, and Asia with hyperlinks to direct back to original source

Film Platform
(expired 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.

WRDS - BoardEx Dataset
(expired 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.

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East
(expired 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.


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