Social Sciences

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

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The Encyclopedia of Social Measurement captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories, and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena. Responding to growing demands for transdisciplinary descriptions of quantitative and qualitative techniques, measurement, sampling, and statistical methods.  Covering all core social science disciplines, the 300+ articles of the Encyclopedia of Social Measurement not only present a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models, but also offer tools, background information, qualitative methods, and guidelines for structuring the research process. Articles include examples and applications of research strategies and techniques, highlighting multidisciplinary options for observing social phenomena.

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11269
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ProQuest History Vault

Alternative Titles
History Vault
NAACP Papers
Black Freedom Struggle in the Twentieth Century
Struggle for Women's Rights 1880-1990
Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Race, Slavery & Free Blacks
Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915
Thomas A. Edison Papers
Politics and Society, 1960-1975
Slavery and the Law
Vietnam War
Description

ProQuest History Vault consists of digitized primary source documents for historical research.  Collections include

The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century pt. 1 & 2;

NAACP Papers parts 1 -6;

Race, Slavery & Free Blacks;

Records of the Immigration & Naturalization Service, 1880-1930;

Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915: Plantation Records part 1;

Struggle for Women's Rights, 1880-1990: Organizational Records; 

Women's Studies Manuscript Collections from the Schlesinger Library: Voting Rights, National Politics, and Reproductive Rights

 

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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11243
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Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis

Alternative Titles
Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis, Part I
Description

Part I—Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin, and the Daughters of Bilitis—provides extensive information on the founding and growth of the homophile movement, especially the Daughters of Bilitis and The Ladder, including early meeting minutes, correspondence, chapter records, membership data, and manuscripts unavailable elsewhere.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11241
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Communication Abstracts

Alternative Titles
Comm Abstracts
Description
Communication Abstracts, formerly produced by Sage Publications, is a comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing over 244,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.
Type
Article Index
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11235
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African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Alternative Titles
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 (Readex)
American Ethnic Newspapers
Description

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This collection features papers from more than 35 states. Part of the Readex America's Historical Newspapers collection, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 was created from the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States—those of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress.

Can be cross-searched by keyword with African American Periodicals, Afro-Americana Imprints and other Archive of Americana series, using the Archive of Americana link below.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1827-1998
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11183
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Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
Crime and Delinquency Literature
CJA
Description

Criminal Justice Abstracts, the criminology database from Sage Publications, Inc., contains comprehensive coverage of international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines. Prepared in co-operation with the Criminal Justice Collection of Rutgers University Library, Criminal Justice Abstracts covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on virtually any topic in criminal justice. This information is indispensible for academic institutions and government agencies and departments where researchers are studying criminal justice, sociology, social work, law, and education.

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Article Index
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11167
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Berg Fashion Library

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The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world. The Berg Fashion Library will be updated at least three times a year. For a complete list of contents, see: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/page/whatsinbergfashionlibrary/whats-in-the-berg-fashion-library Note: this product is limited to three simultaneous users. Should you be unable to log in, please check back in a few minutes.

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Encyclopedia
Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11159
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Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections

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Portal to the following full-text American and English literature databases: * AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY * AMERICAN POETRY * AMERICAN DRAMA 1714–1915 * CANADIAN POETRY * EARLY AMERICAN FICTION 1789–1850 * EARLY ENGLISH PROSE FICTION * EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FICTION * ENGLISH DRAMA * ENGLISH POETRY, SECOND EDITION * NINETEENTH-CENTURY FICTION * TWENTIETH-CENTURY AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY * TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN POETRY
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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11143
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American Drama 1714-1915

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Containing more than 1,500 dramatic works from the colonial period to the beginning of the twentieth century, American Drama 1714–1915 is the largest electronic collection of American dramatic writing of its kind. It provides literary researchers and historians with a comprehensive survey of American dramaturgy from its origins up to the era of sensational melodrama and manners comedy exemplified by the work of such playwrights as David Belasco, Clyde Fitch and William Vaughn Moody. Full details of the works included in American Drama 1714–1915 are given in the bibliography. Early landmark texts represented in the collection include Robert Hunter's satire Androboros (1714), the earliest printed American play, and Thomas Godfrey's tragedy The Prince of Parthia (1765), the first American play professionally performed on an American stage. Highlights from the nineteenth century include George Aiken's stage adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin, one of the most popular dramatic works of its period both in America and Europe, The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom (1857) by William Wells Brown, and The Octoroon (1859), widely recognised as Dion Boucicault's most important American-themed play. American Drama 1714–1915 provides exhaustive coverage of the printed record of African American drama to 1915, allowing users to cross-search plays by Ira Aldridge, William Wells Brown, F. B. Coffin, Will Marion Cook, Paul Laurence Dunbar, W. E. B. Du Bois, Pauline E. Hopkins, Jesse Shipp and Katherine Davis Chapman Tillman with the complete canon of American drama. Frequently-studied plays by major dramatists are placed in the context provided by the dramatic writings of lesser-known contemporaries and canonical authors not primarily remembered for their dramatic works, such as Louisa May Alcott and Emma Lazarus.
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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11129
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