Places

Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Description

Sanborn maps, large-scale plans of a city or town, were created to assist fire insurance companies assess the risk associated with insuring a particular property. This collection includes 660,000 maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

Type
Images
Map(s)
Coverage
1867-1970
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9549
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopædia Britannica

Alternative Titles
Encyclopædia Britannica Online (Academic Edition)
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
EB
Description

Encyclopaedia Britannica's latest article database (including hundreds of articles not found in the print edition), Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year (1994- ), with thousands of web links selected by editors.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current Academic Edition. Updated daily.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9491
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Europa World Plus

Alternative Titles
The Far East and Australasia; The Middle East and North Africa; South America, Central America and the Caribbean; South Asia; The USA and Canada; Western Europe
EWP; Europaworld; EW; Europa World Year Book; EWYB; Europa Regional Surveys of the World; Africa South of the Sahara; Central and South-Eastern Europe; Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia;
Description
Online version of the Europa World Year Book and all nine volumes of the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series, containing detailed political, economic, and geographic information on over 250 countries and territories, including recent statistics, directory information, and current analysis. Plus thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,900 international organizations. Additional features include: the ability directly to compare multinational statistics in graph and tabular form; interactive visual features, including maps, flags and downloadable graphs; an extensive directory of research institutes specializing in each region; book and periodical bibliographies of further research; and more.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition, with ability to download earlier editions from 2006 onward.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9453
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Making of Ann Arbor Text Collection

Alternative Titles
Making of Ann Arbor
Description

The Making of Ann Arbor is a public collection of resources on the history and development of the Ann Arbor community, created in collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library, the Bentley Historical Library, and the University of Michigan's Digital Library Production Service. This Making of Ann Arbor Text Collection comprises the text portion of the collection and includes digitized versions of local histories, city directories, and atlases that can be keyword searched as well as read page by page.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
Varies
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9383
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Bentley Historical Library Finding Aids

Alternative Titles
University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids
Description

The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Finding Aids site provides access to finding aids or descriptive inventories for archival records and manuscript collections at the Bentley Historical Library. Approximately 90% of the Bentley's finding aids are available online. 

NOTE: Not all collections have finding aids. If you are beginning your search, we recommend looking in Mirlyn first. The bibliographic record provides a short description of the collection with a limited number of subject headings. The finding aid for a collection generally provides a more detailed narrative description and a full listing of series and folder headings. The MIRLYN record includes a link to the on-line finding aid for the collection if one exists.

Type
Catalog
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9355
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Saline Area Historical Photos

Description

This is a searchable collection of over 700 photographs of Saline, Michigan. The collection covers a time span of more than 100 years, from the 1860s to the late 1900s, and includes images of historic homes, buildings, people, and other subjects.

Type
Images
Coverage
Includes photos from the 1860s to the late 1900s.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9353
More Information
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Historical Atlas of the Islamic World

Alternative Titles
Historical Atlas of the Islamic World (GVRL)
Description

Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world.Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9157
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online

Description
A fully searchable, encyclopedic database of over 165,000 geographical places and features of all kinds. Lists names, descriptions, and characteristics including information on population, agriculture, industry, services, climate, and relief.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1998 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9097
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Bentley Image Bank, Bentley Historical Library

Alternative Titles
Bentley Historical Library Images Collection
Bentley Image Bank, BHL
Description

This collection contains over 1,700 digitized images of original photographs, maps, paintings, and other documents illustrating the history of the University of Michigan, the city of Ann Arbor, and the state of Michigan.

Type
Images
Coverage
1830 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9019
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Michigan County Histories and Atlases

Description

The Michigan County Histories and Atlases Digitization Project is comprised of 428 digitized titles (many composed of multiple volumes) published before 1923. The collection offers all members of the community free keyword searching and page-by-page access to digitized reproductions of Michigan county histories and atlases as a resource for historical and genealogical research. The collection is made possible, in part, through a generous Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. Additional funding was provided by Michigan Council of Library Directors institutions and a Michigan Digitization and Preservation for Access grant. Titles were selected from Frances Loomis's Michigan Biography Index (Detroit: Detroit Public Library, 1946), William Miles' Michigan Atlases and Plat Books (Lansing: State Library Services, 1975), Bentley Historical Library holdings, and the Research Publications microfilm publication County and Regional Histories of the Old Northwest.

Type
Map(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
1866-1926
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8647
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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