Social Sciences

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

Scottish Women Poets

Alternative Titles
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Description

Scottish Women Poets contains full text of some 60 volumes of poetry from approximately 50 poets such as Agnes Lyon, Carolina Oliphant, Catherine Ward, Dorothea Primrose Campbell, Frances Chadwick, Margaretta Wedderburn, Jessie Stewart. Also included are bio-biographical sketches of most authors, a bibliography of essays and critical works, and a guide to web resources. Other content includes: 

  • A critical introduction establishing the critical and historical context for the poetry in this archive.
  • A bibliographical introduction and a general bibliography.
  • A bibliographical essay about the primary and secondary texts and criticism pertaining to Scottish women poets in this period, including links to Web resources where available.
  • Selected secondary critical essays and reviews by major scholars such as Catherine Burroughs, Stephen Behrendt, Kari Lokke, Dorothy MacMillan, Donna Landry, Bridget Keegan, and Adriana Craciun.

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1781 - 1905
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8697
Mobile Version
Access
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RefWorks

Alternative Titles
Ref Works
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.)

Type
Web Based Software
Coverage
Not applicable
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8693
Mobile Version
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Biosis Previews

Alternative Titles
Biological Abstracts
Description

Comprehensive index to life sciences research literature. Covers journals (5000+), reports, meetings (1500+), reviews, and books in all areas of biology. Weekly email alerts available.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1955 - present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8691
Mobile Version
Access
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Subjects

American Memory Online Collection

Alternative Titles
LOC
Description

American Memory is a digital record of American history and creativity, providing free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Varies by topic.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8657
More Information
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Vanderbilt University Television News Archive

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Details: In order to stream videos using Vanderbilt University Television News Archive, RealPlayer must be installed. Please note that RealPlayer is not installed on Campus Computing Sites.

Description

The collection includes nightly news programs broadcast by the national television networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) since August 5, 1968, and a daily news program from CNN since 1995. Archive staff write abstracts of each story within a regular news program, which are fully searchable in the TV-NewsSearch database. Individuals throughout the world may make requests for video tape loans for reference, study, classroom instruction, and research. Users pay fees for tape loans to cover the costs of providing this service. Computers on campus will also display streaming video from CNN broadcasts using RealOne.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1968-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8621
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

CogNet

Alternative Titles
MIT CogNet, MITCogNet
CogNet: the brain sciences connection
Description

The CogNet Library is a growing, searchable collection of books, journals, reference works, OpenCourseWare links and conference materials. Content and resources are provided by The MIT Press and other publishers, professional associations, institutions, and individuals who are willing to share public access to online work.

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Encyclopedia
Handbook
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Varies by title
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8605
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Handbooks in Economics

Alternative Titles
North-Holland Handbooks in Economics
Handbook of Economics
Description

Full-text of all volumes of the North-Holland Handbooks in Economics series.   Includes Handbooks of Agricultural, Computational, Defense, Development, Environmental, Health, International, Labor, Mathematical, Monetary, Natural Resource and Energy, Population and Family, Public, and Regional and Urban Economics as well as Econometrics, Finance, Game Theory, Income Distribution, Industrial Organization, Macroeconomics, and Social Choice and Welfare.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8599
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

PopLine

Alternative Titles
PopLine (Population Information Program)
Description

Covers family planning technology and programs, fertility, population law and policy, demography, maternal and child health, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health programs, women in development, and health care communication.

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
1970-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8573
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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