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Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950

Description

The Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 offers researchers and students of 20th century studies digital access to one of the most popular American illustrated weekly magazines of the 1920s-1950s. Containing over 17,000 fiction and non-fiction articles and stories, the archive includes the complete 26-year run of the magazine - all scanned in full colour and fully searchable.

 

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1924-1950
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11631
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The March of Time

Alternative Titles
March of Time
Description

The March of Time first aired in March 1931 as a CBS radio series, in which the news of the day was dramatized using professional actors. In 1935 it was adapted for motion picture production and through its final airing in 1951 was one of the most notable newsreel and television series of the early 20th Century. A cross between confrontational journalism and docudrama, The March of Time series was provocative, amusing and sometimes outrageous. The 1938 release of "Inside Nazi Germany" was one of the most controversial films ever shown in American theaters.

The most unusual feature of the films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras. The producers argued that they had the same right to clarify news events with staged scenes as a re-write man on a newspaper had with words to make sense out of a reporter's notes. They used professional and amateur actors to impersonate famous people on the screen and then blended the staged scenes with newsreel footage.

The films were digitally re-mastered by HBO Archives.

Type
Video
Coverage
Covers events from 1912-1966.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11619
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ProQuest Digital Microfilm

Alternative Titles
Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times, National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, New York Times
PQDM, CT, DFP, LAT, NLJ, NYLJ, NYT
Description

Browseable access to scanned images of print editions of six U.S. newspapers from 2008 up to a few months ago:  Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times, National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, and New York Times.  Every page can be viewed online, downloaded in PDF, or printed out.  But as with traditional microfilm, issues and pages can only be flipped through in chronological and numerical order--the interface does not provide any way to search by words included in the articles.  Includes all photos, illustrations, advertisements, etc. that are not included in recent years of other searchable, but text-only versions of these newspapers in other databases like LexisNexis Academic and ProQuest.

Important technical note:  On Apple computers, PQDM works only with the Google Chrome web browser; it does not work with either Safari or FireFox on Macs.  On Windows PCs, it works with FireFox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer 8; but it may not work with other versions of IE.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
2008 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11539
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Gannett Newsstand

Alternative Titles
Gannett News Stand
ProQuest Newsstand
Description

A supplement to ProQuest Newsstand providing separate access to 85 full-text newspapers from 30 U.S. states, and 7 U.S. military newspapers, published by Gannett Co. Inc.  Includes five Michigan newspapers:  Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal, Battle Creek Enquirer, Port Huron Times Herald, and Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.  Also includes assorted other U.S. newspapers, such as Cincinnati Enquirer, Louisville Courier-Journal, Des Moines Register, Honolulu Advertiser, Indianapolis Star, Pacific Daily News (Guam), Reno Gazette-Journal, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle, Tallahassee Democrat, The Tennessean (Nashville), and Tuscon Citizen.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1999 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11437
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ProQuest Newsstand

Alternative Titles
ProQuest News Stand, PQN, PQNS
Description

Full text of issues from recent decades of 1,300+ English-language newspapers from across the U.S. and around the world, including Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), and many others.

Note:  Access to 85 additional U.S. newspapers, including The Detroit Free Press, is available in ProQuest's separate Gannett Newsstand database, and in ProQuest News & Current Events, which combines access to ProQuest Newsstand, Gannett Newsstand, and all other ProQuest news databases, both current and historical.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1977 - (Varies by title)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11435
Access
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ProQuest News & Current Events

Alternative Titles
ProQuest News and Current Events, PNCE, PN&CE, PNaCE
ProQuest Newsstand, Gannett Newsstand, ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQN, GN, PQHN
ABI/INFORM Dateline, Alt-Press Watch, Ethnic NewsWatch, American Periodicals
Description

Combined access to all ProQuest news source databases, including ProQuest Newsstand, Gannett Newsstand, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers, as well as ABI/INFORM Dateline, Alt-Press Watch, American Periodicals, and Ethnic NewsWatch.  Includes full text of thousands of newspapers, dozens of news wire services, and many news-oriented magazines and periodicals, from the past up to the present.  Includes both major and smaller English-language newspapers from around the world and across the U.S., as well as selected newspapers in Spanish, French, German, and other languages.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1741 - present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11433
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Description

Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

This resource helps students explore issues from all perspectives, and includes:

  • More than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays
  • 5,000+ topic overviews
  • More than 300 primary source documents
  • 300 biographies of social activists and reformers
  • More than 775 court-case overviews
  • 5 million periodical articles
  • Nearly 6,000 statistical tables, charts and graphs
  • Nearly 70,000 images and a link to Google Image Search
  • Thousands of podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs
  • A national and state curriculum standards search, correlated to the content that allows educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline

Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains more than 700 Greenhaven Press, Gale, Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and U·X·L titles. New reference content is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper articles are added every day. Included in the resource are:

  • More than 400 titles from Greenhaven Press Series, including Opposing Viewpoints, Opposing Viewpoints Digests, At Issue, Contemporary Issues Companion, Current Controversies and Teen Decisions
  • Fifteen proprietary Gale print sets, including Activists, Rebels, and Reformers; Civil Rights in the United States; Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students; Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy; Environmental Encyclopedia; Great American Court Cases; Tsunamis; Encyclopedia of Sociology; and Macmillan Profiles: Humanitarians and Reformers
Type
Article Index
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11427
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
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Izvestiia Digital Archive

Alternative Titles
Obshchenatsional’naia gazeta
Description

Full image access to the complete run of the Russian newspaper. Izvestiia was founded in March 1917 and during the Soviet period was the official organ of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Izvestiia can be browsed by issue or keyword searched.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1917-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11411
Access
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Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier, PQHN: PC
Courier, Pittsburgh New Courier, New Courier, New Pittsburgh Courier
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1911 - 2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11385
Access
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