Humanities

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Alternative Titles
DIB
Description
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10909
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Wiley Online Library

Alternative Titles
Wiley Interscience, Wiley-Blackwell, WI, WOL, WBOL
Description

Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It provides integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases, many of which are purchased by MLibrary and accessible to current students, faculty and staff of the University of Michigan.  Included are the online journals and books previously published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd., which merged with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2007.

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Coverage varies by title.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10771
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Cambridge Histories Online

Alternative Titles
CHO
Description

Contains 250 full-text volumes, in 15 subject areas, published from 1960-2013, equating to approximately 196,000 pages. In addition to world history, this product also covers the histories of other subjects, including language and linguistics, music, philosophy, political and social theory, religion, theater and performing arts, and warfare.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1960-2013
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10735
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Union Catalogue of Incunabula

Alternative Titles
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke
Description
This database appears in conjunction with the print edition of the ‘Union Catalogue of Incunabula’ (Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke) which lists all 15th century prints in alphabetical order. The print edition of the catalogue has been published since 1925 by the Hiersemann publishing house. There are currently eleven volumes, detailing all incunabula from ‘Abbey of the Holy Ghost’ to ‘Hord, Jobst.’
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10699
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Zasshi kiji sakuin shūsei dētabēsu (Kōseisha)

Description
Index to periodical articles published in Japanese, including those in former Japanese colonies, and including local periodicals not present in many other indexes. Coverage is from 1868 onwards. Merges data from various composite periodical indexes by Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1868-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10695
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

ebrary Academic Complete

Alternative Titles
ebrary
Description

A growing and changing collection of 70,000+ e-books in many different academic subject areas, ebrary Academic Complete includes mainly secondary works from university presses and other academic publishers first published in recent decades, but also selected classic works dating as far back as William Harvey's Circulation of the Blood, originally published in 1628.  Nearly all works are in the English language, though some are in other European languages (German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch).

ebrary content can be downloaded using the free Adobe Digital Editions software to most devices including the Nook, iPad, iPhone, etc., but not the Kindle or Kobo Vox.  For instructions go to: support.ebrary.com/category/english/download.

ebrary is retiring its dedicated mobile app as of August 4, 2014. You can now use Bluefire. To download the Bluefire app simply visit the App Store (http://links.proquest.mkt5049.com/ctt?kn=2&ms=NDY0ODMyNjAS1&r=MzU0Njg3NDY5MTUS1&b=0&j=NDgyMjA5MTg2S0&mt=1&rt=0) or Google Play (http://links.proquest.mkt5049.com/ctt?kn=3&ms=NDY0ODMyNjAS1&r=MzU0Njg3NDY5MTUS1&b=0&j=NDgyMjA5MTg2S0&mt=1&rt=0).

Note:  Printing and downloading from most of these books is limited to a maximum of "up to 60 pages" per book, or less--the page number limit for printing and downloading varies from book to book, and may be as low as 10 pages.  Currently, there is no way to tell whether the printing/downloading page number limit for a particular book is less than the standard 60 page maximum other than by trying to print or download a certain number of pages and seeing if you get an error message or not.  The dialog box that appears when printing or downloading always states (sometimes misleadingly) that a "maximum of 60 pages" applies, even when in fact the maximum is lower.  For more information, see the ebrary Support Center website.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Assorted academic books originally published from 1628 to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10677
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Soldier in Later Medieval England

Alternative Titles
The Soldier in Later Medieval England
Description
Database of soldiers in English royal armies between 1369 and 1453. Transcribed from the muster rolls and other sources, the database lists for each soldier information including title, first name, last name, date, retinue leader, military rank, function and place of service, annotations.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10689
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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