Humanities

Thesaurus.com

Alternative Titles
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, 3rd ed.; Rogets Twenty-First Century Thesaurus, Third Edition
Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget
Description

Searchable online version of Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus (3rd edition, 2005), based on Peter Mark Roget's classic Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.  Provides brief definitions of words, with lists of other words with similar meanings (synonyms).

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Third Edition of 2005 (updated 2009)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8865
Access
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Universal Database of Russian Newspapers

Alternative Titles
UDB
Description

Provides full text of over 40 of the major newspapers and serials published in Russia, the Soviet Union, or its successor states. Most titles are in Russian or English, with two in Chechen.  Updated daily with over 900 new articles each day. Fully searchable.

Type
Article Index
Database
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1996 [or earlier]-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8857
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive (full access)

Alternative Titles
USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
Visual History Archive
Shoah VHA
Description

The Visual History Archive contains 52,000 digitized video interviews with holocaust survivors. Interviewees are primarily Jewish Survivors, though the archive also includes interviews with gay/lesbian, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma (Gypsy) survivors, liberators and Nuremberg trial participants. The interviews were conducted in 56 different countries, in 32 different languages and is the most extensive resource of its type. Each interview is fully indexed and allows a viewer to search for relevant portions of interviews.

The Visual History Archive is only accessible on the UM Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. If you are off campus, please see the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive Online (www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/995241) which allows searching of the full database and access to a small number of sample testimonies in English. 

Type
Video
Coverage
Interviews collected between 1994-2000.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8835
Access
On campus onlyOn campus only
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RAMBI

Alternative Titles
RAMBI [Index of Articles on Jewish Studies]
Description
Selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material is compiled from periodicals and collections of articles in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1966-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8829
Access
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LexisNexis Academic

Alternative Titles
Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA, LexusNexus, Lexus Nexus, LexisNexus, LexusNexis
Description

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services, broadcast media transcripts, and trade/news magazines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - (but varies by title) Over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
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Luthers Werke

Alternative Titles
Luthers Werke [Chadwyck-Healey Gateway]
Description
The complete Weimar Edition of Martin Luther's writings. Consists of over 117 quarto volumes published in full with the exception of one volume of text and the index to the "Schriften" section.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8823
Access
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Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker

Alternative Titles
Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker
Description
Based on the print series, contains full-text German-language works by and critical apparatuses for, canonical authors in the arts, history, philosophy, politics, and literature, spanning many centuries, from Wolfram von Eschenbach to Immanuel Kant.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8813
Access
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Gutenberg-e

Description

A collection of prizewinning History books, published electronically. Topics include, but are not limited to, Africa, Colonial Latin America, South Asia, Europe before 1800, Military History and History of Foreign Relations.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1999- present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8805
Access
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IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature)

Alternative Titles
Internationale Bibliographie der geistes und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
Description

IBZ is a multilingual bibliography that indexes over 8,700 periodicals primarily in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1983- (updated monthly)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8809
Access
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FirstSearch

Alternative Titles
OCLC First Search
Description

Access to 15 databases provided by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) using their FirstSearch interface, including:  WorldCat; ArticleFirst; Alternative Press Index; Clase and Periodica (1975-2011); ERIC; GPO Monthly Catalog (1976-2012); OAIster; PapersFirst; ProceedingsFirst; and SCIPIO.  Permits simultaneous searching of up to three databases at once.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8797
Access
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