falling loose leaf papersResources Available to Alumni

Graduating from JMU doesn't mean you lose access to all of your favorite research resources!  JMU Libraries provide many resources to alumni to help in future research and career development.  Take a look!

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Some resources include alumni access in our general subscriptions.  Currently, we offer alumni access to RefWorks.

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database of bibliographic records.   For more info, view RefWorks in 5 Minutes, a short online video tutorial.  You will be able to keep your JMU RefWorks account as long as you keep it active.  Accounts will be deleted after three years of inactivity.  *Note: Please see these instructions for logging into RefWorks as alumni users.  If you have trouble logging in, please contact Amanda Hedrick.

Most resources available to JMU alumni are open access and freely available on the internet.  Below is a select list of top resources that might help you in future research.  If you want to see a complete list of our open access resources, click here.

Index and full text of over 5000 audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches... [more info]
This is a collection of peer-reviewed cell images, video clips, and digitized texts that illustrate the structure, function and biology of the cell, the fundamental unit of life. [more info]
Created by the American Psychological Association, this site provides tutorials for the APA style as well as a detailed FAQ section to take you straight to the citation answers you need... [more info]
Attacks on the Press is an annual survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists. It recounts incidences around the world where journalists were attacked, killed, or imprisoned. [more info]
BBC Academy (BBC CoJo) is an online journalism resource with articles, videos, and discussions about ethics, values, laws, and skill sets in the world of journalism. [more info]
ccmixter is devoted to helping you find music, which is liberally licensed under a Creative Commons license so you already have permission to use this music in your video, podcast, school project, personal music player, or where ever… [more info]
Check your citation style for papers and speeches [more info]
Provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. This site merges and builds upon National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and National Adoption Information Clearinghouse. [more info]
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, and geography for 266 world entities.  Includes photos, maps, and flags. The Factbook is in the public domain. [more info]
A continuing series of books containing studies of 100 countries... [more info]
List of about 200 free, full-text scholarly journals in the field of Computer Science
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The goal of The Merck Manual is to provide useful clinical information to practicing physicians, medical students, interns, residents, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals in a concise, complete, and accurate manner.
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National Center for Health Statistics' Web site, a rich source of information about America’s health. [more info]
Locate NAICS codes through keyword search. Browse the NAICS classification structure. [more info]
The Petrucci Music Library!  a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores... [more info]
Reports independent, factual information on over 13,000 candidates and elected officials... [more info]
A medical and health database developed at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  [tutorial]  [basic info pdf] [more info]
Science.gov searches over 50 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative US government science information including research and development results. [more info]
Provides statistical information for every country in the world on numerous topics... [more info]


Finished with research and need to put together a presentation?  Audio, video, and images can spruce up any powerpoint.  The libraries link to free multimedia websites that provide access to audio, images, and video under Creative Commons licensing.  See our Free Media for Creative Use page for a list of websites we recommend. 


Looking for a job?  These career development sites might come in handy:               

JMU's Career & Academic Planning department. [more info]
Useful mainly as a source for teaching positions. [more info]
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and ca. 1800 state Employment Service Agencies. Ca. 250,000 jobs are listed. Searching is by state or region and by type of position. Most jobs are full time and in the private sector. [more info]
A major site with links by employers and job seekers. Those seeking a job can search by employer, category/discipline, or location. Resumes can be placed at this site. [more info]
Although not exclusively for the college graduate, the emphasis is for the college student's interests. Formatted like a daily newspaper, there are links to job openings, employer profiles, news and articles, resume banks, career forums, etc. [more info]
Now CareerBuilder, this site is advertised as the most powerful career network on the web. Allows user to store a resume in their dtabase, set up personal agents to track jobs, with results e-mailed. Services are free to user. Over 5 million job listings. [more info]
Glassdoor is a career resource with information on over 100,000 companies.  Content includes salary and bonus information, job descriptions, interview questions, and hiring process details.  Also contains employee reviews of their companies. [more info]
Recently merged with CareerBuilder, this site lists over 300,000 continuously updated jobs. Allows user to save search criteria, post resumes and customize use. [more info]
Full-text descriptions of occupations in the United States. [more info]



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Did you know?  Other library services are available to alumni living in the Harrisonburg area! 

JMU Libraries are committed to providing quality research resources to our patrons.  If you would like to support our efforts, click here to learn how you can contribute.

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