Humanities

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Alternative Titles
Brepolis, BBIH
Description

The Bibliography of British and Irish History Online provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British empire and commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present.


As well as providing details of publications, the bibliography offers links to online catalogues to help you find the items that it lists in research libraries in Britain and Ireland. It also provides links to online text where available. The bibliography is a guide to the work of historians - it does not contain original sources, unless they have been edited and republished by historians (except for a selection of key sources published before 1901).

 

The bibliography lists books, articles in books and articles in journals. Over 600 journals are regularly checked Material is included irrespective of place or language of publication, although coverage is best for works published in Britain (and in Ireland during 1936-2005, the dates of publication so far comprehensively covered by Irish History Online).

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10953
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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
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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 of journals varies by title. Includes books and single-volume reference works published from 2007 to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10771
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Cambridge Histories Online

Alternative Titles
CHO
Description

Contains over 300 full-text volumes, in 15 subject areas, published from 1960-2014. Volumes provide authoritative historical essays and bibliographies on topics ranging from the First World War to U.S. Foreign Relations. In addition to world history, this collection also covers the histories of subjects including language and linguistics, music, philosophy, political and social theory, religion, theater and performing arts, and warfare. All chapters may be read online or downloaded as PDFs.

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
1960 - 2014
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10735
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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
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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
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ebrary Academic Complete

Alternative Titles
ebrary
Description

A growing and changing collection of 110,000+ 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).

Laptop/Desktop Computers:  You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. This free software is different from Adobe Reader.  A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to another device. It is NOT required to read ebooks on a laptop or desktop computer.

Mobile Access:  ebrary is retiring its dedicated mobile app as of August 4, 2014. You can now use Bluefire. To download the Bluefire app 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).

Printing/Downloading:  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. For information on whether or not a book is downloadable and how many pages are available for copying and/or printing, look at the individual ebook's detail page.

Accessibility Mode:  For users with accessibility issues, ebrary supports Accessibility Mode.  The Accessibility Mode page describes how to turn on Accessibility mode and how the operations change when you use Accessibility mode.  For information on Accessibility Mode go to:  http://site.ebrary.com/lib/umich/help.action   and search for:  accessibility.  

Enabling the Screen Reader for the Visually Impaired:  The ebrary QuickView reader display does not include documents text that can be read by screen readers (such as JAWS). This is true even if you have selected accessibility mode.  To enable the screen reader access for QuickView, the library needs to request access on your behalf.  If you need ebrary access for a screen reader, please contact Pam MacKintosh (pmackin@umich.edu).  She will contact ebrary to request screen reader access for you. After ebrary support staff has modified your account, log in with your user name.  When you choose to display a document in QuickView, the document content becomes available to the screen reader and can be traversed with the screen reader commands you are accustomed to.

 

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
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