Humanities

Biography in Context

Alternative Titles
Gale Biography in Context (formerly Biography Resource Center)
Gale BIC, GBIC, BRC
Description

Contains more than 600,000 biographies on more than 528,000 people from around the world and throughout history.  Combines more than 135 frequently consulted Gale biographical sources with more than 325 full-text periodicals and journals, more than 27,000 portraits, and thousands of Recent News briefs on high-interest individuals.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition. Updated continuously.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8207
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

American National Biography

Alternative Titles
ANB
Description
Profiles of more than 18,000 men and women from all eras and walks of American life who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. Includes thousands of illustrations, hyperlinked cross-references, and links to select web sites.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First edition of 1999, updated quarterly.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8211
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Literature Resource Center: Reference Works

Alternative Titles
LRC
Description
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combines content from Gale Literary Databases: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current editions of reference works.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8209
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Humanities Abstracts (with Full Text)

Alternative Titles
Humanities Full Text
Humanities Index
Wilson Humanities Index
Description

Indexes and abstracts articles from almost 700 humanities publications. Covers periodicals in archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history, and world literature. Abstracts feature articles, book reviews, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction (including dramas and poems), and reviews of plays and television and radio programs. Excludes editorials, letters to the editor, news, ephemeral announcements, cartoons, and advertising. Each record contains a bibliographic citation for an article, book review, or other item in a journal. Full text is included for many articles.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1984 - (index & abstracts); 1994 - (selected full text)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8195
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Mini-Comics Day at the Duderstadt Center

The Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library is hosting its 4th annual Mini-Comics Day on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10am to 6pm. Participants are challenged to write and draw a complete mini-comic within the span of a day.

Registration is now closed. Look for the next Minicomics Day in early 2015!

FAQ

What is Mini-Comics Day?
What are mini-comics?
Where and when is Mini-Comics Day happening?
Who can participate?
How do I sign up?
Do I need to bring my own supplies?
Why should I do this?

 

 

What is Mini-Comics Day?
This event will challenge artists to complete a mini-comic within the span of a day. Artists may work alone or with others, and the mini-comic may be any number of pages.

What are mini-comics?
Mini-comics (or just 'minis') are hand-made, independently- or small press-published comics, covering any and all subjects and utilizing all forms of media. While many mini-comics are small in size (around 5.5" x 4.5"), the format is non-standard, and a mini can be anywhere from the size of a postage stamp to a full-sized newspaper. Materials and bindings can also vary, though many creators prefer the simplicity of black & white drawings or paintings which make it easier to reproduce and distribute their work.
View a listing of some of the minicomics in the library

Where and when is Mini-Comics Day happening?
Mini-Comics Day will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10am-6pm. The Duderstadt Center, located on the University of Michigan’s North Campus, will host the event, which will be in room 1180.
Who can participate?
Anyone! This event is open to university students, staff, and the general public alike.

Directions to the Duderstadt

Map of North Campus

Other Transportation Options

How do I sign up?

Registration is now closed. Look for the next Minicomics Day in early 2015! Space is limited, so sign up early to save your spot!

Do I need to bring my own supplies?
While there will be some limited supplies on hand, we encourage all participants to bring their own materials. There’s no requirement on what you use to make your comic— though you might want to keep reproduction in mind.

List and maps for places to purchase comic-making or general art supplies in the Ann Arbor area.

Why should I do this?
Because you like making comics. Because you want to work with other comic artists and swap minis. Because you've never made a minicomic before and want to know what all the fuss is about.

Also, did you know the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library in the Duderstadt Center has a (steadily growing) mini-comics collection? We'd love to have more representation from local artists, so this could be a great chance to get some of your work in our collection. If you have more questions about this special collection or would be interested in contributing your own mini-comic(s), you can contact Dave Carter at the AAEL.

 

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Last modified: 04/02/2014

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