News & Current Events

Greenwire

Alternative Titles
Green Wire, GW, E & E, E&E News
Description
Coverage of national environmental, energy, and natural resource issues as they are addressed by the White House, federal agencies, courts, states and major media across the country.  Reports emphasize climate change and energy policy, related market trends and technological developments. Updated daily at 1:00 pm, Greenwire provides comprehensive and objective coverage of:
  • climate change issues
  • development of wind, solar and other renewable energy
  • fossil fuel resources and development
  • Clean Air Act regulation and litigation
  • electric utility regulation
  • new energy technologies
  • endangered species
  • public lands management
  • water resources

To access content more than four years old, click on the word SEARCH (in red) next to the search box to connect to the Archive Search screen.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2001 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8333
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MarketLine Advantage

Alternative Titles
MarkeLine Business Information Center
Description
This database is comprised of 4 major components: 1) 10,000+ Company Profiles (includes company overviews, business descriptions, company history, executive listings, and product listings); 2) 2,000+ Industry Profiles (includes 5-year historical and 5-year market forecasts, market segmentations, company/product market shares, major trends/growth points and analysis of each market's competitive landscape); 3) 50+ Country Profiles (includes a description of the country's economic performance and GDP, an assessment of the potential for development, and a detailed market and industry analysis of the country's business environment); 4) News & Comment (Datamonitor analysts' reaction to breaking industry news, including merger and acquisition activity, product launches and regulatory changes, and insight into how these issues will impact both companies and consumers). Use Policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of (name of database)."
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8313
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InfoTrac Newsstand

Alternative Titles
InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
Description
Searchable full text database combining articles from 1,000+ newspapers and news wires from around the world, plus some news blogs and television shows. Includes some major U.S. papers (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Denver Post, etc.) but coverage is strongest in English-speaking British Commonwealth countries (Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, etc.). Also includes three major Spanish-language papers from Mexico (El Norte, Mural, Reforma).
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1996 - (Varies by title)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8287
Access
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General Reference Center Gold

Alternative Titles
General Reference Center Gold (Gale)
GRC Gold
GRCG
Description
Provides indexing for 1,100 general interest magazines, newspapers, business and industry journals, and reference books, with full text for articles from 700 of them.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8257
Access
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ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry

Alternative Titles
ABI Trade & Industry
Description

Full text access to more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1971 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8225
Access
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Readers Guide Abstracts (with Full Text)

Alternative Titles
Readers' Guide Full Text, Readers Guide Retrospective
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
RGA, RGPL, RGFT, RGR
Description

Indexes and briefly summarizes articles from 375 popular periodicals published in the U.S. & Canada, covering current events & news, fine arts, fashion, education, business, sports, health and nutrition, consumer affairs, etc.  Includes full text for many of the articles indexed.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1890 - (Indexing); 1984 - (Abstracting)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8221
Access
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Factiva

Description

This database offers company and industry financial data and news stories, as well as full text articles in 6,000 trade publications, newspapers, newswires and magazines. Use Policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of (name of database)." Traders may not use this database.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8167
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2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Dr. Angela Davis
Teacher, Author, Activist

 

"Impediments to the Dream: The Prison Industrial Complex and the Dream"

Monday, January 21, 2013

2:00 p.m.

Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom

Free and open to the public

Dr. Davis will speak on "Impediments to the Dream: The Prison Industrial Complex and the Dream." Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita from the University of California Santa Cruz, is internationally known for her decades of work fighting oppression of all forms. She particularly urges us to think about a world without prisons and discusses alternatives to the American prison industrial complex.

After her presentation, Dr. Davis will be signing copies of her recent book, The Meaning of Freedom, which will be available for purchase prior to the talk.

The presentation will be streamed remotely in the Union Pendelton Room, The Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, The Duderstadt Building Conference room 1180, the Detroit Center, and the College of Arts, Sciences & Letters Building Auditorium (room 1030), U-Μ Dearborn.

The program is sponsored by the University Library, The School of Information, University Housing, The Law Library, the Bentley Historical Library, The Center for Campus Involvement, The Global Scholars Program, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, The Office of Multi-ethnic Student Affairs, U-M Dearborn African and African American Studies Program, Women's Studies,Understanding Race Theme Semester Committee, Residence Hall Councils, and Students Organizing Against Prisons.

 

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Guide to Homeopathy Materials

Taubman Health Sciences Library

Please note that many of the materials in our Homeopathy Collection have been digitally scanned, and their full text is available on line. The search interface for the documents available on line is at the following URL: http://www.hti.umich.edu/h/homeop.

This guide was compiled to facilitate locating Taubman Health Sciences Library’s homeopathic materials. As noted above, many items from this collection have been scanned, and are available on line. The search interface for the documents available on line is at the following URL: http://www.hti.umich.edu/h/homeop. The print materials in the Homeopathy Collection have been stored in various places including: Buhr Shelving Facility at Green and Hoover Streets, the Serials and Microfilms department on the second floor of the south section of the Hatcher Graduate Library, the Taubman Health Sciences Library stacks or Rare Book Room, secondary storage on the second floor of Taubman Health Sciences Library, Hatcher Graduate Library, and Bentley Historical Library. The subjects highlighted by the Guide are presented as illustrations of various topics that are available in the collection and by no means constitute an exhaustive list of materials. For further information, please see the Mirlyn library catalog.

The formerly-used printed card catalog, located on the fifth level near the Technical Processing Office of Taubman Health Sciences Library, has drawers #142 and #143 dedicated to the holdings of both monographs and journals in the homeopathic field, with location annotations in many instances. Researchers should also note that delicate or older materials, when not in the Rare Book Room, may have been moved to a storage area, a change not necessarily accurately reflected in the Mirlyn Online Catalog. (Check with staff at Reference desk.)

HISTORY: The homeopathy collection at the University of Michigan originated in the holdings of the Homeopathic Medical College, first established as part of the University in Ann Arbor in 1875 and conducted concurrently with the allopathic Medical School until 1922. There was also a Homeopathic Hospital in existence locally from 1879 until 1891. For a more complete history see:

 

"The Homeopathic Medical College."  In: The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey, edited by Wilfred B. Shaw, vol. 2, pp. 1003-1012.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.  (Also available electronically)

The Making of the University of Michigan 1817-1992, by Howard H. Peckham, edited and updated by Margaret L. Steneck and Nicholas H. Steneck.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, 1997.

 

The collection itself contains items dating from the mid-1800’s to the present day. Of particular interest is the Bradford Homeopathy Collection, which is composed of 1027 pamphlets that detail 75 years of the history and development of the field of homeopathic medicine. Along with the holdings of the former Homeopathic Library, these pamphlets constitute one of the most complete collections on the subject.

Homeopathy (homeo=similar; pathos=suffering) is a system of therapy developed in the early nineteenth century by Samuel Hahnemann, based on the “law of infinitesimal doses” or in similia similibus curantur (likes are cured by likes), which holds that a medical substance that can evoke certain symptoms in healthy people may be effective in the treatment of illnesses having symptoms closely resembling those produced by the substance.1

Click here to view the guide to Homeopathy materials in the Taubman Health Sciences Library

 


 

1. Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (5th ed.,) Baltimore. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

 

 

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Staying Current Podcast Series - Science News

Taubman Health Sciences Library

 

Staying Current with Science News

Audio/Podcast [ZIP]
Handout [PDF]
Powerpoint [PPT]
Slideshare
Text of Slides

Date/Time: May 30, 2007
Title: Staying Current with Science News
Presenter: Patricia Anderson

 


Text of Slides:

  1. Staying Current with Science News -- Searching and Sources Online Patricia F. Anderson <pfa@umich.edu> © 2007 Regents of Taubman Health Sciences Library, UM the University of Michigan. All rights May 30, 2007 reserved.
  2. Science News: Searching: General Search Engine Strategies Think of a group of terms that describe your topic, and gather them in a single search statement using the Boolean OR. Test your search for a few days, refine. Then use the RSS feed from the search in your RSS feed reader, or create an e-mail alert. SEE EXAMPLES -->
  3. Science News: Searching: General Search Engine Strategies Examples: Search in Google for news: (omics OR genomics OR proteomics OR nanotechnology OR bioinformatics OR transgenic OR \"genetically modified\") (news OR \"press release\") Search in Google: News: (omics OR genomics OR proteomics OR nanotechnology OR bioinformatics OR transgenic OR \"genetically modified\")
  4. Science News: Searching: General Search Engine Strategies (dental OR dentistry OR dentist OR dentists OR orthodontics OR endodontics OR periodontics OR maxillofacial OR caries OR cariology OR \"bite-mark”) metastasis OR angiogenesis OR ((tumor OR tumour) (suppression OR inhibition))
  5. News Alerts from Google
  6. News via RSS Feeds RSS session coming next week. In the meantime, look for this symbol in the location box of your browser.
  7. Science News: Searching: Topic Search Engines MedStory
  8. Science News: Searching: Topic Search Engines MedStory: http://www.medstory.com/
  9. Science News from Major News Providers Advantages: Almost always have RSS feed for specific topic Topics will include both Science, Health or Medicine, and Technology (in various combinations) Major names have reputation to protect, so accuracy review is fairly tight. Always have something Disadvantages: Not as precisely focused on your specific topic Usually not reported by scientists, so quality may vary
  10. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: BBC BBC: News: Health: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/default.stm
  11. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: BBC BBC: News: Science / Nature: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/default.stm
  12. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: CNN CNN: Science: http://www.cnn.com/TECH/space
  13. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: New York Times NYT: Health: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/index.html
  14. Science News from Major News Providers: Examples: New York Times NYT: Science: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html
  15. Science News from Governments & NGOs Examples European Space Agency (ESA): http://www.esa.int National Science Foundation (NSF): http://www.nsf.gov/ NATO: http://www.nato.int/ Royal Society (RSOC): http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/
  16. Governments & NGOs: Examples: NSF National Science Foundation (NSF): http://www.nsf.gov/
  17. Governments & NGOs: Examples: ESA European Space Agency (ESA): http://www.esa.int
  18. Governments & NGOs: Examples: RSOC Royal Society (RSOC): http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/
  19. News from Popular Science Journals Advantages More focused, still broad More scientific review of article content and quality Also very likely to have RSS feed Disadvantages Written for popular audience Usually written by science writers, but not necessarily trained as scientists Likely to be broader than your own topic interests Reports what is of interest to public, not what is of interest to scientists
  20. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Discover Discover Magazine: http://www.discovermagazine.com/
  21. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Popular Science Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/
  22. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Scientific American Scientific American: http://www.sciam.com/
  23. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Science News Science News: http://www.sciencesnews.org/
  24. News from Popular Science Journals: Examples: Science News: Article Screenshot of example article from Science News (“Hurt Knees Rx”) Note: graphics from professional artists.
  25. News from General Science Research Journals Advantages More focused, still broad More scientific review of article content and quality Also very likely to have RSS feed Disadvantages Not many Perhaps still broader than your own topic interests
  26. General Science Research Journals: Examples: Nature Nature: http://www.nature.com/
  27. General Science Research Journals: Examples: New Scientist New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/
  28. General Science Research Journals: Examples: Science (AAAS) Science (AAAS): http://www.sciencemag.org/
  29. News from Associations Advantages Topical Targeted Organizations with small groups or narrow focus tend to have few announcements and focus on their own press releases. Best with organizations broad in scope or focused on rapidly changing topics.
  30. News From Associations: Example: AAAS EurekAlert! EurekAlert: http://www.eurekalert.org/
  31. Science News Services Advantages Can provide high-quality brief snapshots of what is going on in science Focused Disadvantages Sometimes low budget Can be out-dated or under-supported
  32. Science News Services: Examples: Bright Surf http://www.brightsurf.com/
  33. Science News Services: Examples: FirstScience http://www.firstscience.com/
  34. Science News Services: Examples: SciCentral http://www.scicentral.com/
  35. Science News Services: Examples: ScienceDaily http://www.sciencedaily.com
  36. Science News Services: Examples: SciTechDaily http://www.scitechdaily.com/
  37. Science News Services: Examples: Others Science.bio.org Science & Spirit: http://www.science-spirit.org
  38. One Stop Specialty Shops Advantages Highly focused on relevant topics Cutting edge Selected by and/or written with experts in the topic area Disadvantages More difficult to find Can be ephemeral Sometimes not as well supported financially, thus may lack some bells and whistles
  39. Specialty News: Examples: Regional - European EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com AlphaGalileo: http://www.alphagalileo.org
  40. Specialty News: Examples: Genome News Network http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/
  41. Specialty News: Examples: Nanotechnology Foresight Nanotech Institute: http://www.foresight.org Nanotechnology: http://www.nanotechnology.com NanotechnologyNow: http://www.nanotechnologynow.com Small Times: http://www.smalltimes.com
  42. Specialty News: Examples: Medicine & Health MedicalNewsToday: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ Reuters Health: http://www.reutershealth.com/ Ivanhoe’s Medical Breakthroughs: http://www.ivanhoe.com/ Medscape: http://www.medscape.com
  43. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry Medical News Today
  44. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry Dental News: http://www. dentalnews. com
  45. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry ADA News Today: http://www. ada.org/prof /resources/p ubs/adanew s/index.asp
  46. Specialty News: Examples: Dentistry Topix: Dentistry: http://www.topi x.net/med/dentis try Topix: Dentistry: http://www.topi x.net/business/d ental/
  47. Also Rans: Finding Current News Images Google Use the word “pictures” in your topic search Or use: (pictures OR images) Google: Images Blocks many images from commercial news services Flickr Images from people on the scene Groups collecting images of current events Web 2.0 and Citizen Journalism NowPublic, Snaparazzi, OhMyNews, WikiNews
  48. Also Rans: Finding Reports from Conferences Slideshare.net
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