Humanities

ISAJ (Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals) database

Alternative Titles
ISAJ
Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals
Description

Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals

Press release 
Baghdad, Jun 20, 2012 

The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Iraq is pleased to announce the launch of the new service "Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals" (IASJ).

IASJ is one platform where all scholarly journals published by the Iraqi universities and research institutions are indexed and discovered. All journals in IASJ are peer-reviewed and open access.

The main aim of IASJ is to improve the online discoverability and visibility of and access to the published scholarly research of iraqi academics. IASJ will help Iraqi authors to disseminate their research globally.

At the moment IASJ is launched in a Beta version with only 71 journals published by 18 institutions. The service will be further developed and will cover all journals, more than 200 journals publisher by 40 academic institutions in Iraq.

IASJ is developed and hosted by SemperTool, a company specialized in building digital library products. All content of IASJ will be included in the Iraqi Virtual Library System IVSL and it's discovery systemLibHub provided by SemperTool.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
214 Academic peer-reviewed journals 37 institutions 56128 articles
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29276
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Graduate Library New Books

The list below is a constantly updated list of newly cataloged books coming into the Graduate Library. 

Browse new books by subject area or other library locations.

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Twayne’s Author Series

Alternative Titles
Twayne’s, Twayne’s English Authors Series, Twayne’s Masterworks Series, Twayne’s Short Fiction Series, Twayne’s US Authors Series
Twayne’s United States Authors Series, Twayne’s World Authors Series, Twayne’s US, World, and British Authors Updated Editions
Gale Virtual Reference Library, GVRL
Description

The Twayne’s Author Series ebooks provide in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of the major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. These full-text ebooks present insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements. Each book included in the Twayne’s Author Series is downloadable by chapter, in pdf format.
 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1,118 ebooks, dates vary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11879
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources in English Literary Studies (5th Edition)

Alternative Titles
Harner
MLA Literary Research Guide
Description
Published by the MLA, James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide offers information about reference sources for doing research in all areas of literary studies. The electronic edition of the Guide, based on the fifth print edition, allows you to look up materials in WorldCat, Google Books, and your library’s online catalog. Use the personalization feature to save searches and individual entries and to write notes about them for later reference. Since the initial release of the electronic edition in 2009, the author has revised the Guide twice a year. The online Guide, which will continue to be updated and revised regularly, now includes over 1,000 entries; refers to nearly 1,700 additional books, articles, and electronic resources in annotations; and cites more than 700 reviews.
Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11849
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Victorian Popular Culture: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema

Description

Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. The database features printed ephemera, programmes, sheet music, cigarette cards, postcards, games, toys and other merchandise from the pre- and early-cinematic years. The printed books in this collection range from technical magic lantern manuals to children's shadow play whilst the periodicals range from the scientific to early celebrity gossip. Moving Pictures has been digitized in colour and is entirely full-text searchable.

Subjects include: 

  • Early visual entertainment such as shadow play, optical illusions, metamorphic pictures and protean views.
  • Panoramas and dioramas
  • Optical or philosophical toys
  • Peepshows
  • Magic lanterns and image projection
  • Pioneers of cinema: Thomas Alva Edison, the Lumière Brothers, Eadweard Muybridge
  • Early inventions such as the cinematograph, phonograph, and zoopraxiscope
  • Emerging film industry
  • The first film stars
  • Original film footage from 1894-1926

The database also features a virtual exhibition entitled Optical Delights which showcases a selection of the most interesting optical entertainment artifacts and even some video clips of the devices in action!

This material is sourced from the Bill Douglas Centre; a unique treasure trove of pre- and early -cinematic memorabilia based at Exeter University, and the BFI National Archive.

 

 

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11847
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Alternative Titles
North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex and the Family
20th C. Advice Literature
Description

"Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave."

Includes texts from over 700 sources.

 

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11815
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Parker Library on the Web (Medieval Manuscripts)

Description

Parker Library on the Web is a digitized collection of Medieval manuscripts originally collected by Matthew Parker (1504-1575) and donated to Corpus Christi College Cambridge in 1574. Parker's collection is especially focused on materials relating to Anglo-Saxon England as he was interested in discovering evidence of an English-speaking church independent of Rome.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11773
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

North American Theatre Online

Alternative Titles
North American Theater Online
NATO
Description

North American Theatre Online is a reference work covering the Canadian and American Theatre. The aim is to provide detailed reference information for every author, play, theatre, major production, and production company, from Colonial times to the present in both Canada and the United States. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies. Each year more than 20,000 new records will be added. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11753
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Hatcher Graduate Library Subject Guides & Specialists

General
  Foundations and Grants Karen E. Downing kdown@umich.edu (734) 615-8610
  Genealogy Scott Dennis sdenn@umich.edu (734) 647-6484
  Reference Collection Scott Dennis sdenn@umich.edu (734) 647-6484

 

Humanities
  American Culture Alexa L. Pearce alexap@umich.edu (734) 647-3373
  Classical Studies Beau David Case bdcase@umich.edu (734) 764-0306
  Film & Video Studies / Screen Arts & Cultures

Philip Hallman

phallman@umich.edu

(734) 615- 0445

  Museum Studies Rebecca Price rpw@umich.edu (734) 647-5274
  Philosophy Scott Dennis sdenn@umich.edu (734) 647-6484
  Religious Studies Evyn Kropf ekropf@umich.edu (734) 764-1220

 

Language and Literature
  English Language and Literature Sigrid Cordell scordell@umich.edu (734) 615-6519
  French Language and Literature Barbara Alvarez barbalva@umich.edu (734) 936-2361
  Germanic languages and literatures Beau David Case bdcase@umich.edu (734) 764-0306
  Italian language, literature and culture Barbara Alvarez barbalva@umich.edu (734) 936-2361
  Linguistics Jennifer Nason Davis jnasond@umich.edu (734) 647-5293
  Scandinavian Languages and Literatures Neil Robinson nrobins@umich.edu (734) 764-9361
  Spanish Language and Literature Barbara Alvarez barbalva@umich.edu (734) 936-2361

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
  Anthropology Jennifer Nason Davis jnasond@umich.edu (734) 647-5293
  Archaeology Jennifer Nason Davis jnasond@umich.edu (734) 647-5293
  Communication Studies Shevon Desai shevonad@umich.edu (734) 764-1313
  Economics Pam MacKintosh pmackin@umich.edu (734) 647-3690
  Education Karen E. Downing kdown@umich.edu (734) 615-8610
  Geography Tim Utter tutter@umich.edu (734) 647-0646
  Gerontology Sue Wortman swortman@umich.edu (734) 764-5198
  Information and Library Studies Shevon Desai shevonad@umich.edu (734) 764-1313
  Kinesiology Emily Hamstra ehamstra@umich.edu (734) 615-1444
  Law Catherine Morse cmorse@umich.edu (734) 936-2333
  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ) Studies Jennifer Nason Davis jnasond@umich.edu (734) 647-5293
  Multicultural Studies Charles Ransom ransomcg@umich.edu (734) 764-7522
  Political Science Catherine Morse cmorse@umich.edu (734) 936-2333
  Psychology Susan Turkel sturkel@umich.edu (734) 763-1630
  Public Policy Catherine Morse cmorse@umich.edu

(734) 936-2333

  Social Work Sue Wortman swortman@umich.edu (734) 764-5198
  Sociology Susan Turkel sturkel@umich.edu (734) 763-1630
  Women's Studies Jennifer Nason Davis jnasond@umich.edu (734) 647-5293

 

History
  African Studies Loyd G. Mbabu lmbabu@umich.edu (734) 764-7289
  British and American History Alexa L. Pearce alexap@umich.edu (734) 647-3373
  Canadian Studies Alexa L. Pearce alexap@umich.edu (734) 647-3373
  French History Beau David Case bdcase@umich.edu (734) 764-0306
  German culture, history, politics Beau David Case bdcase@umich.edu (734) 764-0306
  History of Science and Technology JoAnn Sears josears@umich.edu (734) 936-2341
  Iberian Studies Nerea A. LLamas nllamas@umich.edu (734) 615-6361
  Latin American & Caribbean Studies Nerea A. LLamas nllamas@umich.edu (734) 615-6361
  Medieval and Early Modern Studies Alexa L. Pearce alexap@umich.edu (734) 647-3373
  Scandinavian Studies Neil Robinson nrobins@umich.edu (734) 764-9361

 

Area Programs
  Ancient Near East Jonathan Rodgers jrodgers@umich.edu (734) 764-7555
  Judaica Elliot H. Gertel egertel@umich.edu (734) 936-2367
  Modern Greece Janet Crayne jcrayne@umich.edu (734) 936-2348
  Near Eastern Studies Jonathan Rodgers jrodgers@umich.edu (734) 764-7555
  Slavic, East European, Eurasian Studies Janet Crayne jcrayne@umich.edu (734) 936-2348
  South Asia Jeffrey P. Martin jeffmart@umich.edu (734) 936-2344
  Southeast Asia Fe Susan Go fsgo@umich.edu (734) 764-7523

 

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