Social Sciences

National Geographic Virtual Library

Alternative Titles
National Geographic Archive, NatGeo
National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, National Geographic Magazine, 1995-current, National Geographic: People, Animals & the World
Description

This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

This Virtual Library includes:

    National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994
    National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current
    National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World

 

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Images
Video
Coverage
1888-current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11633
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Women and Social Movements International

Alternative Titles
WASI
Women & Social Movements International Edition
Description

When complete, Women and Social Movements International will contain about "150,000 pages of conference proceedings, reports of international women's organizations, publications and web pages of women's non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-nineteenth century....Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life." -- Alexander Street Press

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1840-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11621
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Public Affairs Index

Alternative Titles
PAI
Description

Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1934- (More complete coverage starts in 1970)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11577
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Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare

Description

This four-volume e-book features extensive coverage on the profession of social work, human behavior in the social environment, social work practice and social policy and policy practice. Search or browse this book for background information on topics as varied as attachment theory, interventions with the elderly, social work with immigrant and indigenous populations and assessment of organizations.

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11565
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Online (catalog & sample testimonies only)

Alternative Titles
USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
Shoah VHA
Description

Available to the general public, this version of the Visual History Archive provides access to the full metadata covering 52,000 interviews found on the Visual History Archive. Users can search the archive in a number of ways including name, experience, place and language. In addition, a select number of English language testimonies are available for viewing. To view testimonies not included in this sample set, see the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive, www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/27807

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11541
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

CQ Press Electronic Library

Alternative Titles
CQ PCS
CQ Political Contact Suite
CQPressElectronicLibrary
Description

Collection of directories, encyclopedias and guides on US politics and policy from CQ Press.  Includes Washington Information Directory.  

Type
Directory
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11501
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Data Sets
ProQuest Datasets
Datasets
Data Sets
formerly called LexisNexis Datasets
formerly called ProQuest Statistical Data Sets
ProQuest Statistical Datasets
Description

Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, private companies, and intergovernmental organizations. Create maps and reports from data you select from over 640 datasets.  Subjects include health, crime, population, finance, industry, and marketing.

Data is available for the world as a whole or for selected countries. Data for the U.S. are shown by state, often by county, sometimesby census tract and zip code. Time series data may go back several decades.

Data sources include the U.S. government, the World Bank, Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Mergent, and Standard & Poors.

The University Library has Datasets Basic Subscription, which does not include EASI Market Planner, IMF data or data from the U-M China Data Center.  U-M China Data Center is available from China Data Online.  IMF data in IMF eLibrary Dat

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Type
Map(s)
Statistics
Coverage
International, US, state and local statistics.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11441
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Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Human Evolution
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution
Description

This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries in this two-volume set cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well as information about modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations. This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens.

Edited by Bernard Wood.  Published 2011.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11415
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CultureGrams

Alternative Titles
Culture Grams
Description

CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features:  images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more. The World Edition includes 208 country-specific reports. These provide complete coverage of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies.

Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. Writers are selected for their education, knowledge of a national language, experience with different regions and socioeconomic groups, recent residency in the country, and access to current information.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated twice a year. Provides cultural information on more than 200 countries.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11387
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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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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
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Pages

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