Social Sciences

Black Thought and Culture

Description

Black Thought and Culture is an electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. 

The collection includes the words of Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Paul Robeson, Booker T. Washington, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ida B. Wells, Nikki Giovanni, Mary McLeod Bethune, Carl Rowan, Roy Wilkens, James Weldon Johnson, Audre Lorde, Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, Constance Baker Motley, Walter F. White, Amiri Baraka, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Jesse Jackson, Bobby Seale, Gwendolyn Brooks, Huey P. Newton, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Randall Kennedy, Cornel West, Nelson George, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Bayard Rustin, and hundreds of other notable people.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
Earliest times to 1975
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8781
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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University of Michigan. Transportation Research Institute Reports

Alternative Titles
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Reports
Description
Highway safety research: dynamics of heavy trucks and passenger cars, biomechanics and injury causation, accident causation and accident patterns, intelligent transportation systems, driver behavior, drinking and driving, and driver age.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
early 1960s to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8775
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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ProQuest

Alternative Titles
ProQuest (all databases combined), Pro Quest, ProQuest Direct
CSA Illumina, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Description

Combined access to 80+ ProQuest databases, including full text journals, historical newspapers and corporate reports, and specialized indexes for many different fields, including: Arts, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Literature & Language, News & Current Events, Science, Social Sciences, and Dissertations & Theses. Among the included databases: ABI/INFORM, American Periodicals Series (APS), Environmental Science & Pollution Management, Ethnic NewsWatch, OxResearch, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Historical Annual Reports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Technology Collection, and Zoological Record Plus. Includes all databases previously accessed on the CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) Illumina interface platform. 

Type
Article Index
Database
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Search Engine
Text Collection
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8749
Mobile Version
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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MathSciNet (AMS)

Alternative Titles
Math Sci Net
Mathematical Reviews
Description
MathSciNet is a searchable database providing Web access to "Mathematical Reviews", the journal of record which indexes, reviews and abstracts the published mathematical research literature.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1940 - present, with selected entries dating back to the early 1800s.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8745
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Dictionary of Literary Biography

Alternative Titles
DLB
Description
Contains full text essays outlining the lives and careers of American and British authors from all eras and genres and summarizing the critical response to their work. Includes lists of principal works by, and further readings about each author profiled.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current cumulative edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8737
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Dissertations & Theses @ CIC Institutions (Big Ten Universities)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, PQDT
Dissertations@CIC
Dissertation Abstracts, Diss. Abs., Diss Abs
Description

ProQuest/UMI's database of dissertations from 14 of the 16 universities in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) consortium (12* of the 14 members of the Big Ten athletic conference, plus the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago). A subset of the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database with full-text of most** dissertations from these 14 CIC/Big Ten universities (including University of Michigan dissertations) filed since 1997, and descriptions of nearly all dissertations and selected master theses filed at these universities since their foundings. Includes abstracts written by the authors for dissertations from 1980 to the present.

*Dissertations from the 2 newest members of the Big Ten, Rutgers University and the University of Maryland, are not yet included.

**Two factors cause a certain percentage of dissertations from these 14 universities not to be included:

1) Increasingly, universities are requiring that doctoral degree candidates deposit their dissertations into the university's online repository, and are changing submission to ProQuest from a requirement to an option.  For example, as of 2012, University of Michigan requires deposit of dissertations into its Deep Blue online repository, and no longer requires submission to ProQuest.  To the extent that authors elect not to submit their dissertations to ProQuest, its listings for dissertations are becoming gradually less complete over time.  (Its listings for dissertations filed at U-M have declined from being about 80% complete for 2012 to only about 25% to 20% complete for 2013 and 2014, respectively.)

2) Authors of dissertations have the right to restrict access to the full text of their dissertation from all ProQuest databases and document delivery services if they so choose.  Some publishers recommend or require blocking of access to the full text of a dissertation as a condition of publishing a revised version of a dissertation as a scholarly book.  If access to a dissertation listed in ProQuest has been restricted by the author, a notification of this appears in the full record display, to the right, above the MGet It button.

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1876 - (citations); 1980 - (abstracts); 1997 - (full text)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8733
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Black Short Fiction and Folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora

Alternative Titles
Black Short Fiction
Description

Black Short Fiction and Folklore brings together 50,000 pages and an estimated 8,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present. The materials have been compiled from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors. Some 30 percent of the collection is fugitive or ephemeral, or has never been published before.

The project unifies an astounding variety of traditions ranging from early African oral traditions to today’s hip-hop. It covers fables, parables, ballads, folk-tales, short story cycles, and novellas—all the writings included will have fewer than 10,000 words.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
mid 1900's to the present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8721
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Information Please Almanac

Alternative Titles
Infoplease.com
Description
Web site for the popular compilations of facts and statistics covering politics, current events, geography, history, business, sports, entertainment, weather, science, health, etc. Includes the Columbia Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and resources for kids.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8703
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

RefWorks

Alternative Titles
Ref Works, ProQuest RefWorks, ProQuest Flow
Description

Allows users to create personal citation databases by importing references from text files or online databases. Also facilitates manuscript preparation, allowing for automatic formatting of the paper and the bibliography. (Requires personal registration.)

Note:  This legacy version of RefWorks is being replaced by the New RefWorks (previously called Flow), which requires a separate personal account.

Type
Web Based Software
Coverage
Not applicable
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8693
Mobile Version
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (no guest access)Authorized UM users (no guest access)
Access requires personal registrationAccess requires personal registration
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Pages

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