Social Sciences

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
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11501
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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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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
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Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel, PQHN: LAS
Eastside News
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1934 - 2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11381
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Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World, PQHN: ADW
Atlanta World
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1931 - 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11379
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Alexander Street Video

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online (ASP)
Description

Combined access to all of MLibrary's streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press. Includes American History in Video, Art & Architecture, Classical Music in Video, Counseling & Therapy in Video, Dance in Video, Ethnographic Video Online, Filmakers Library Online, March of Time, Opera in Video, Silent Film Online, Theatre in Video, and World History in Video.

Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared.  Most videos can be downloaded to a mobile device.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11345
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PsycTESTS

Alternative Titles
Psych TESTS
APA PsycTESTS
Description

PsycTESTS® is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. More information:

  • Focuses primarily on unpublished tests, those developed by researchers but not made commercially available
  • Most records link to a variety of materials describing the test in peer-reviewed literature, technical reports, or dissertations as well as links to related peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use
  • All records include a summary that describes the test, with its purpose and some history of its development
  • Most records include the actual test instrument
Type
Article Index
Catalog
Text Collection
Coverage
1910 to present. 51% of entries are from 2000 and later; 73% are from 1990 and later.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11339
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Encyclopedia of Adolescence

Description

Includes more than 140 signed and peer-reviewed articles on adolescent development and behavior, including content on normative development, individual differences, cultural differences, social and emotional development, education, work, and  psychopathology as they apply to adolescents.

Editors-in-Chief: B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein.  Published 2011.  Three volumes in print.

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Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11337
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