Social Sciences

ProQuest International Data Sets

Alternative Titles
International Datasets
Description

ProQuest International Datasets is a collection of public and private datasets from national governments, international organizations, and research firms.  A focus of the product is sub-national data for the countries of the world—that is, data by country, city, state or province. Country-level data is generally 35 years deep; city-level data generally contains 15-20.

Type
Statistics
Coverage
Data providers include: Brazil: Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) Canada: Statistics Canada China: National Bureau of Statistics Economist Intelligence Unit Eurostat Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis International Labour Organization Ireland: Central Statistics Office Italy: National Institute of Statistics Oxford Economics SIPRI United Kingdom: Office for National Statistics UNESCO UNICEF UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) United Nations Statistics Division U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Agriculture World Bank
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31498
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Indiastat

Alternative Titles
indiastat
india stat
Description

Indiastat provides key statistics of India, including census, election, foreign trade, health data and more. For example,  state-wise population density (1901-2011), state and regional level population (2001 and 2011), presidential election, state-wise voter turnout in general election (1967-2009), state assembly election(1962-2011) are currently  available. 

To access the data, please click on a link called "IP Login"  at the top of the main page. 

This is a single  user option database. Please logout on behalf of next user when you finish your research. 

 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31254
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Very Short Introductions Online

Alternative Titles
Oxford Very Short Introductions, Very Short Introductions, VSI
Description

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

The online collection includes more than 400 individual books published from 2000-currrent year.

If you are accessing this from a mobile device, you should be sent to the mobile interface automatically.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
2000-current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31131
Mobile Version
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Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals

Description

This collection contains the periodicals that have been accumulated by the Austrian anarchist, historian and collector Max Nettlau (1865-1944), together with a number of later additions, held at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The collection provides a richness of documentation pertaining explicitly to the formative anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist episode (1890-1920) in the history of Latin American labor movements. 

The collection consists of 971 Latin American anarchist and labour periodicals, organized by country, and contains numerous rare, and in many cases unique, titles.  Included, among many others, are the Argentine periodicals La Protesta, La Vanguardia and Acción Obrera; the Brazilian O Exempio, Jornal do Povo and Battaglia; the Chilean Voz del Mar; and the Mexican Ariete, Redención Obrera, Revolución Social and El Sindicalista.
 
The texts may be searched and images of the documents viewed. Most were scanned from microfilm.
 
Number of journals: 971 

Number of images: ca. 216.000 

Languages used: Spanish, Portuguese, some Italian, German and Dutch

Countries of publication: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Surinam, and Uruguay 

Type
Database
Images
Newspaper(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30934
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Sage Research Methods

Alternative Titles
Sage Research Methods Online
SRMO
SRM
Research Methods Online
Description

Browse the methods map or the list of methods to identify a social science methodology to pursue further.  When it is complete, Sage Research Methods will have over 1000 books, reference books, journal articles and videos on all aspects of social science research methodology.  Includes the notable "little green book" series (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) and the "little blue book" series (Qualitative Research Methods).

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30908
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International Historical Statistics

Alternative Titles
IHS
Description
International Historical Statistics includes a wide variety of economic, population, labor, education, transportation data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania. 
 
The data covers 260 years (1750-2010). Users will find the ability to conduct statistical analysis across both time and geopolitical boundaries particularly valuable. Data tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files.
 
 

 

Type
Numeric Data
Statistics
Coverage
AFRICA, ASIA, OCEANIA; THE AMERICAS; and EUROPE from 1750-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30148
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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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Last modified: 02/16/2015

IASJ (Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals) database

Alternative Titles
IASJ
Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals
Description

Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals

Press release 
Baghdad, Jun 20, 2012 

The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Iraq is pleased to announce the launch of the new service "Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals" (IASJ).

IASJ is one platform where all scholarly journals published by the Iraqi universities and research institutions are indexed and discovered. All journals in IASJ are peer-reviewed and open access.

The main aim of IASJ is to improve the online discoverability and visibility of and access to the published scholarly research of iraqi academics. IASJ will help Iraqi authors to disseminate their research globally.

At the moment IASJ is launched in a Beta version with only 71 journals published by 18 institutions. The service will be further developed and will cover all journals, more than 200 journals publisher by 40 academic institutions in Iraq.

IASJ is developed and hosted by SemperTool, a company specialized in building digital library products. All content of IASJ will be included in the Iraqi Virtual Library System IVSL and it's discovery systemLibHub provided by SemperTool.

Type
Database
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
214 Academic peer-reviewed journals 37 institutions 56128 articles
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29276
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Landscan

Description

The LandScan Global Population Databases, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, represent resolution global population distribution databases available. This is a geographically based, population distribution model.

LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period.

The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and the most up-to-date census data within an administrative boundary. Accurate administrative boundaries are an integral part of the LandScan population distribution modeling process. These population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.

Most national censuses count populations by measuring where people sleep (or reside) rather than where they work or travel. LandScan integrates daytime movements and collective travel habits into a single measure to produce a better representation of where people are located during an average day.

With improvements added this year, high-resolution imagery sources were used extensively for validation to refine urban areas, land cover data, and thousands of smaller villages and populated places.

GIS users can access these data directly from GIS by clicking on the GIS Web Services Connection Information link at the top of the Landscan archive homepage.

Description adapted from http://www.eastview.com/online/landscan , which provides additional information

Type
Map(s)
Coverage
2000-2013
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29253
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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

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