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Economist Intelligence Unit Cancellation

Our subscription to the Economist Intelligence Unit, including EIU Country Indicators ended on March 30, 2013.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

EIU was provided by Kresge Business Library.  The Kresge Library suggests these alternatives to EIU:

Country Overview Reports (available across the U of M)


Economic Data Sources (available across the U of M)

 

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World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

Description

The full run of newsreels on significant historical events from throughout the 20th century.  Includes the March of Time series, and selected videos from American History in Video and World History in Video, but adds new material from France, Japan, the Netherlands, and other countries throughout the world.

Each film has a transcript or translation. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android device, available for 48 hours. 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29351
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Graduate Library New Books

The list below is a constantly updated list of newly cataloged books coming into the Graduate Library. 

Browse new books by subject area or other library locations.

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Last modified: 10/10/2014

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Alternative Titles
African American Periodicals 1825-1995 (Readex)
Description

 Features more than 170 periodicals by and about African Americans, published in 26 states.  Includes popular magazines, academic and political journals, organization bulletins, and other genres.  Selection is based on James P. Dankey's African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography (Harvard, 1998).  Scanned from collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Can be cross-searched by keyword with African American Newspapers, Afro-Americana Imprints and other Archive of Americana series, using the Archive of Americana link below.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1825-1995
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11915
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Newspaper Archive: Academic Library Edition

Alternative Titles
Newspaperarchive.com, NewspaperARCHIVES.com, NewspaperARCHIVE, NewspaperARCHIVES, NA, NA.com, NA: ALE, NAALE
Access.NewspaperARCHIVE.com, Access Newspaper Archive, Access Newspaper Archives, ANA
Description

Newspaper Archive: Academic Library Edition is a database of mainly English-language historical newspapers starting from 1607 and going to the present.  The database consists of digital images of original newspaper pages scanned from microfilm, which have been processed with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to permit searching by keyword.  The quality of the scanned images, and hence the accuracy of the keyword searching, varies widely.

The largest number of holdings is from 1880-2010 and is mainly from the United States, Canada, England, and Ireland, although there are some newspapers from other countries in other languages.  More information about the holdings is at http://newspaperarchive.com/.  

Please note:  The holdings will list broad ranges of dates but NewspaperArchive.com does not necessarily contain all the issues in that time period.  For instance, it lists the holding for Chicago’s News Journal as 1923-1977, yet has no issues from 1929 to 1968.  Use the Browse tab to find more precise holdings information for specific titles.

To limit results to a particular state in America, you must first choose the United States as a country, and then the state you would like to search.

 

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1607 - (Varies widely by newspaper and is often spotty)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11821
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Civil War, Parts I-IV

Alternative Titles
Accessible Archives
News of the Day; Richmond Enquirer; Stars & Stripes; The Charleston Mercury; The New York Herald; The Old Post Union; Vincennes Courant; Vincennes Gazette; The Vincennes Times; Vincennes Western Sun
Description

Coverage in relation to the Civil War is both informative and eclectic. In-depth articles discuss trade with foreign countries, and how their governments viewed the United States in light of the Civil War. There is information on specific industries of the time, such as the oyster trade in New York. Slavery is an important topic, and countless editorials discuss pre- and post-war attitudes from both sides, as well as troop movements during the war.

There is coverage of the Copperheads, Northerners sympathetic to the South, who advocated the violent overthrow of the governments of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri in 1864. Events occurring in other states, such as Texas, are included. There is analysis of the trans-continental railroad and its effect on the region, and page after page of general news articles from around the world (the most humorous being the in-depth description of a 7 foot long, 3.5 ton piece of cheese on display at the Toronto Agricultural Fair in 1866). Letters from correspondents travelling with the Indiana troops (and all of the troops) describe their daily activities in detail. One issue is titled “Abraham Lincoln Death” issue, with the type in bold black.

Collection contains: 
 
Newspapers titles included: 
News of the Day (1855-1857)
Richmond Enquirer
Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
The Charleston Mercury
The New York Herald
The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869)

 
  • News of the Day (1855-1857)
  • The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
  • Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
  • Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
  • Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
  • The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
  • Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869
  • News of the Day (1855-1857)
  • The Old Post Union (1862/5 months; became The Vincennes Times)
  • Stars & Stripes (1862/2 issues)
  • Vincennes Courant (1855-1856)
  • Vincennes Gazette (1855-1869)
  • The Vincennes Times (1865-1866)
  • Vincennes Western Sun (1856-1869

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11705
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Liberator, Parts I-II, 1831-1840

Alternative Titles
Accessible Archives
Description

The Liberator was a weekly newspaper published by William Lloyd Garrison in Boston, Massachusetts. William Lloyd Garrison was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts in December, 1805. At thirteen years of age he began his newspaper career with the Newburyport Herald, where he acquired great skills in both accuracy and speed in the art of setting type. He also wrote anonymous articles, and at the age of twenty-one began publishing his own newspaper.

Colletion contains:
Part I: January 1831–December 1835
Part II: January 1836–December 1840
 
See also: The Liberator, 1831 - 1865, in 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
 
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1831-1840
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11703
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Virginia Gazette

Alternative Titles
Accessible Archives
Description

The Virginia Gazette was the first newspaper published in Virginia and the first to be published in the area south of the Potomac River in the colonial period of the United States. Issues have the following subtitle: “Containing the freshest advices, foreign and domestick”.

Published weekly in Williamsburg, Virginia between 1736 and 1780, The Virginia Gazette contained news covering all of Virginia and also included information from other colonies, Scotland, England and additional countries. The paper appeared in three competing versions from a succession of publishers over the years, some published concurrently, and all under the same title.
 
Source Libraries: College of William and Mary; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; The Johns Hopkins University; Maryland Historical Society; Massachusetts Historical Society; Virginia Historical Society.

 

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1736-1780
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11701
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Pennsylvania Gazette

Alternative Titles
Accessible Archives
Description

The Pennsylvania Gazette provides the reader with a first-hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods. Thousands of articles, editorials, letters, news items and advertisements cover the Western Hemisphere, from the Canadian Maritime Provinces through the West Indies and North and South America, presenting a detailed glimpse of issues and lifestyles of the times.

Also included is the full-text of such important writings as the Declaration of Independence, the ConstitutionLetters from a Farmer, Thomas Payne’s Common SenseThe Federalist Papers and much more. It is claimed that the publication later reemerged as The Saturday Evening Post.

The Pennsylvania Gazette is divided into four separate folios. The periods covered by these folios include:
  • Folio I: “Benjamin Franklin’s Newspaper” (1728–1750)
  • Folio II: “The French & Indian War” (1751–1765)
  • Folio III: “The American Revolution” (1766–1783)
  • Folio IV: “The New Republic” (1784–1800)
The Pennsylvania Gazette Collection, while almost completely composed of articles from The Pennsylvania Gazette, also contains approximately 2900 articles from the publication the Pennsylvania Packet and a dozen or so articles from the Maryland Gazette.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1728-1800
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11699
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