Humanities

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Alternative Titles
DLB
Description
Contains full text essays outlining the lives and careers of American and British authors from all eras and genres and summarizing the critical response to their work. Includes lists of principal works by, and further readings about each author profiled.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current cumulative edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8737
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Black Short Fiction and Folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora

Alternative Titles
Black Short Fiction
Description

Black Short Fiction and Folklore brings together 50,000 pages and an estimated 8,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present. The materials have been compiled from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors. Some 30 percent of the collection is fugitive or ephemeral, or has never been published before.

The project unifies an astounding variety of traditions ranging from early African oral traditions to today’s hip-hop. It covers fables, parables, ballads, folk-tales, short story cycles, and novellas—all the writings included will have fewer than 10,000 words.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
mid 1900's to the present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8721
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG): A Digital Library of Greek Literature

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Alternative Titles
Greek-English Lexicon
Description

A searchable database of all Greek texts from Homer to A.D. 600, and many texts dating to the period between A.D. 600 and the fall of Byzantium in 1453. The database contains more than 105 million words from over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors and is constantly updated and improved with new features and texts. Note: Individual registration required for advanced features.

Type
Dictionary
Text Collection
Coverage
8th Century B.C. - 1453 A.D.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8715
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Faber Poetry Library (DLPS version)

Description
Contains the full-text of more than four thousand poems by over 40 British, Irish, and post-colonial poets of the twentieth century, including T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, James Joyce, and Sylvia Plath.Contains the full-text of more than four thousand poems by over 40 British, Irish, and post-colonial poets of the twentieth century, including T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, James Joyce, and Sylvia Plath.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8709
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Scottish Women Poets

Alternative Titles
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Description

Scottish Women Poets contains full text of some 60 volumes of poetry from approximately 50 poets such as Agnes Lyon, Carolina Oliphant, Catherine Ward, Dorothea Primrose Campbell, Frances Chadwick, Margaretta Wedderburn, Jessie Stewart. Also included are bio-biographical sketches of most authors, a bibliography of essays and critical works, and a guide to web resources. Other content includes: 

  • A critical introduction establishing the critical and historical context for the poetry in this archive.
  • A bibliographical introduction and a general bibliography.
  • A bibliographical essay about the primary and secondary texts and criticism pertaining to Scottish women poets in this period, including links to Web resources where available.
  • Selected secondary critical essays and reviews by major scholars such as Catherine Burroughs, Stephen Behrendt, Kari Lokke, Dorothy MacMillan, Donna Landry, Bridget Keegan, and Adriana Craciun.

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1781 - 1905
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8697
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

RELICS: Renaissance Liturgical Imprints Census

Alternative Titles
Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census
Index to Relics
Description

A database of citations to over 13,000 liturgical titles printed in Europe between 1450 and 1600, with listings of holding libraries in the U.S. and Europe. It is designed for musicologists studying organ and choral music, art historians searching for named engravers and artists, general historians studying aristocratic patronage, scholars of poetry, and specialists in church history and early printed books. The records were created by the School of Music and are copyrighted by the University of Michigan Regents. The National Endowment for the Humanities supported this project. The RELICS database information is based upon personal inspections of books in most of the major research libraries of the U.S. and also libraries in a few selected European cities, bibliographies, and library catalogs.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1450 - 1600
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8695
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Archive of Americana

Alternative Titles
America's Historical Imprints, Early American Imprints, Evans, Shaw-Shoemaker
America's Historical Newspapers, Early American Newspapers
Afro-Americana Imprints, African American Newspapers, African American Periodicals
Hispanic American Newspapers
Description

Combined access to six databases containing full text of historical American books, newspapers & periodicals:

America's Historical Imprints, including Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800) and Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)

Afro-Americana Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1535-1922

America's Historical Newspapers, including Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
1535 - 1998 (Varies by database)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8679
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Deutsche National Bibliothek: Kataloge

Description
Homepage of the German National Library 'Catalogs and Collections' page. Provides links to the following databases and catalogs: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library catalog); Deutsches Musikarchiv (German Music Archive catalog); Deutsche Nationalbibliografie (German National Bibliography); Archivalienkatalog des Deutschen Exilarchivs 1933-1945 (Catalog of the Archival papers of the Deutsches Exilarchiv 1933-1945); and Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB)(German Union Catalog of Serials).
Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8671
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

American Memory Online Collection

Description
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Varies by topic.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8657
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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