Humanities

American Periodicals (APS)

Alternative Titles
American Periodicals Series, APS Online, APSO
Description

American Periodicals Series Online™ (APS Online) includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The DialPuck, andMcClure's.

APS Online chronicles the development of America across 150 years. The journals in this collection cover three broad periods:

  • 89 journals published between 1740 and 1800 offer insights into America's transition from colonial times to independence. The journals support research for a range of academic fields. Titles include Massachusetts Magazine, which published America's first short stories, and Thomas Paine'sPennsylvania Magazine, which reported on inventions. One of the first mass printings of the Declaration of Independence, a letter by George Washington on the crucial Battle of Trenton, and the thoughts of Benjamin Franklin are among the highlights of content from this period.
  • The first 60 years of the 19th century became the golden age of American periodicals, with general interest magazines, children's publications, and more than 20 journals for women. Many of the publications reflect on the growing debate over slavery, including the serialization of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin in National Era that preceded the novel. Also available are hard-to-find materials, such as Edgar Allan Poe's contributions to the Southern Literary Messenger, as well as the first appearances of Nathaniel Hawthorne's stories in New England Magazine, and Margaret Fuller's contributions to The Dial.
  • 118 periodicals published during the Civil War (1861-1865) and Reconstruction (1865-1877) eras reflect the nation in turmoil and growth, and titles from the 1880s through 1900 capture the settling of the West and the emergence of modern America. Early professional journals, including Publications of the American Economic Association and Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, popular titles such as Scribner'sand Lippincott's issued by publishing houses, celebrations of Americana in Ladies’ Home Journal, and the incisive political and social commentary ofPuck and McClure's illustrate the variety of the American experience. Because the database contains digitized images of periodical pages, researchers can see all of the original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts exactly as they were originally published.
Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1740-1900
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9275
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MusicalAmerica.com

Alternative Titles
Musical America
Description

Top international performing arts professionals go to MusicalAmerica.com for

  • In-depth coverage of performing arts industry news
  • Special Reports into the key issues and solutions driving the performing arts industry
  • Extensive databases with critical information covering the international landscape of performing artists, facilities, managers, presenters, schools, media, services and organizations.
  • Frequently updated news stories, reviews, databases
  • News directly from industry groups and organizations through our Press Releases section

The site contains a wealth of data, including international industry news, all contact information and articles from the print directory and archive information. There are subscriber-based and free areas.

PERFORMING ARTS NEWS

  • Daily international news stories
  • Performance reviews
  • Quick-read summaries of major media stories

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Over 14,000 contacts and addresses
  • Easy search by budget category, type of event, state, country, etc.
  • Updated on a quarterly basis
Type
Directory
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9247
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MLA International Bibliography

Alternative Titles
Modern Language Association International Bibliography
MLAIB
Description

The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and film. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers. It is compiled by the staff of the MLA Department of Bibliographic Information Services with the cooperation of more than 100 contributing bibliographers in the United States and abroad. Such international coverage is represented by literature from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, and while the majority of records are from English-language publications, at least sixty other languages are represented including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9243
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Oxford University Press Online Journals

Description
Provides full-text access to recent volumes of scholarly journals in all subject areas published by Oxford University Press.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1996 - (Varies by journal title)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9217
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Web of Science (All Databases)

Alternative Titles
ISI Web of Knowledge, WoK
Description

Provides cross-search of multiple databases: Web of Science Core Collection (including Science, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Book, and Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes), BIOSIS Previews, Chinese Science Citation Database, Current Contents Connect (tables of contents), Data Citation Index, MEDLINE, and Zoological Record.  Also provides links (at top edge) to Journal Citation Reports, and (under "Additional Resources" at lower left) to Index to Organism Names and Science Watch.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
1900 - (Varies by database.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9187
Mobile Version
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Periodicals Index Online

Alternative Titles
PIO. Full text portion also called Periodicals Archive Online (PAO).
Previously called Periodicals Contents Index Fulltext (PCI, PCIFT).
Description

An index to over 20 million articles in more than 7,000 arts, humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 2000. Includes full text of articles for 633 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1665 - 2000. (Dates of coverage vary by journal title--most are from first issue to 2000.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9193
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Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online 1543-1945

Alternative Titles
Gerritsen Collection
Description
The Gerritsen curators gathered more than 4,700 publications from continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand, dating from 1543-1945. The anti-feminist case is presented as well as the pro-feminist; many other titles present a purely objective record of the condition of women at a given time. The broad scope of Gerritsen Online allows scholars to trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of one country's movement on those of the others. In many cases, it also provides easy access to primary sources otherwise available only in a few rare book rooms.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1543-1945
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9177
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