Places

English Heritage Archives

Description

Database of over one million catalogue entries describing photographs, plans, and drawings of England's buildings and historic sites.

Database includes:

  • photographs from the earliest days of photography to the present day illustrating domestic, public and industrial buildings

  • detailed drawings and reports on buildings of interest because of their style or function

  • surveys of archaeological sites, such as Roman forts and medieval villages, which may survive only as earthworks or marks in vegetation

You can search the catalogue without registering, but you’ll need to register for a Heritage Passport to place an order, save records as Favourites and save your searches.  Registration is free.

Type
Database
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11627
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Online Index to Hatcher Graduate Library Reference Books

Alternative Titles
HathiTrust Digital Library: UMich Hatcher Graduate Reference
Grad Ref, GL Ref, GLRF
Description

This "featured collection" in the HathiTrust Digital Library makes it possible to search the full text of most of the print books in the Hatcher Graduate Library's Reference Collection (about 7,500 works in about 15,000 print volumes), including most of the books shelved in the Reference Reading Room and at the Information and Reference Center on the second floor. 

For the 20% of materials covered that are in the public domain, the full text of the reference work can be viewed online.  The other 80% of works covered that remain in copyright are "Search Only," meaning that the full text cannot be viewed online, but search results indicate on which page(s) of the volume a match with the search terms occurs, so one can then retrieve the print volume and know to what page(s) to turn to locate the search terms in the printed text. 

Note:  No reference works published since 2010 are covered by this index.  Neither are reference works that the library has acquired only in online form.  This is an index to print reference works only.

 

Type
Article Index
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Handbook
Search Engine
Statistics
Coverage
Selected print reference books published between 1850 and 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11513
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Michigan Daily Alumni Photographers

Description

The Michigan Daily Alumni Photographers Project is a collaborative effort of the University of Michigan Board of Student Publications, The Michigan Daily and Bentley Historical Library to preserve and promote the rich photographic heritage of The Michigan Daily. That heritage provides documentation of the campus, the community, and the wider world and demonstrates the technical skills and aesthetic vision the photographers brought to their assignments.

The Bentley Library's Michigan Daily record group includes negatives and prints dating from 1963 to 2004 (bulk 1963-1982) and some digital images for 1995 to 2006.

To supplement the Bentley's Michigan Daily collection, the Bentley and the Board of Student Publications have reached out to former Daily photographers who may have personal collections of their work for the Daily, asking if they would consider contributing a selection of their best images for inclusion in the Michigan Daily Alumni Photographers Project. To date Jay Cassidy (1967-1969), Steve Kagan (1970-1973), and Sara Stillman (1995-1998) have contributed to the project. Cassidy has contributed his entire collection of 4882 images (original negatives and digitized surrogates). Kagan provided a selection of 91 digitized images and Stillman had earlier donated her collection of negatives to the archives, A selection of Stillman's negatives and approximately 200 images from the Bentley 's Daily collection have been digitized in the initial phase of the project

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11495
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Subjects

CultureGrams

Alternative Titles
Culture Grams
Description

CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features:  images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more. The World Edition includes 208 country-specific reports. These provide complete coverage of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies.

Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. Writers are selected for their education, knowledge of a national language, experience with different regions and socioeconomic groups, recent residency in the country, and access to current information.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated twice a year. Provides cultural information on more than 200 countries.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11387
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Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
Subjects

Sanborn Maps Geo Edition

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition 1867-1970
Sanborn Maps GeoEdition
Description

Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of American cities and towns, created 1867-1970.  They were created to assist fire insurance companies to assess the risk associated with insuring a property.  The maps were drawn at a scale of 50 feet to one inch.  ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition provides geo-coding and indexing by address for a selection of Sanborn maps.  Searching can be done by address or by latitutde/longitude coordinates.  Maps from different years can be layered, including modern maps using the Google Map interface.

Eight states are included:  Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

Cities included: Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Richmond, Seattle and Washington DC.

For other all areas use Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970, without geo-coding.

Type
Images
Map(s)
Coverage
1867-1970
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11301
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Africa Development Indicators

Alternative Titles
Africa Development Indicators (ADI)
ADI
African Development Indicators
Description

Africa Development Indicators contains over 1,600 indicators and time series from 1961 to the present for 53 countries. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. The ADI Data Availability Query shows where data is available for a given country, series, and year. It contains the value "1" for available data and ".." for missing data.

Type
Numeric Data
Coverage
1961-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10551
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Europa Sacra

Alternative Titles
Brepolis
Description

Europa Sacra offers complete coverage of Church prelates, information on all 1300 medieval bishoprics, archdioceses and patriarchates and prosopographical information on 18,507 bishops, archbishops and patriarchs.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10403
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Social Explorer

Alternative Titles
SocialExplorer
Description

Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.  Create maps and reports based on decennial censuses of 1940 to 2010 and the American Community Survey.  Includes over 40 billion data elements and 335,000 variables.  Includes demographic and  economic data, religion, election and carbon emissions data.

Type
Map(s)
Statistics
Coverage
1790-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10387
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

World Book Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
World Book Advanced, Worldbook
Description

General encyclopedia with 26,000+ articles (8,000 more articles than print edition) plus 12,000+ pictures and maps, 100+ videos and animations, 10,000 sounds (including pronunciations), and 7,000 links to editor-approved Web sites. Also includes the World Book Dictionary with 248,000 definitions, the World Book Atlas with 750 maps, and the full text of primary source documents, major literary works, and selected recent articles from magazines.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Latest edition. Continuously updated.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10293
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Center for Geographic Information

Alternative Titles
Center for Geographic Information (CGI)
CGI
Michigan Information Center
Description
Michigan demographic, economic, educational, geographic, and recreation data. Formerly called the Michigan Information Center, CGI now incorporates other spatial data resources from the state, including the Spatial Data Library of the Department of Natural Resources. The Michigan Information Center's website is now divided between the CGI and the Michigan Census website.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10273
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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