Humanities

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Alternative Titles
ECCO
Description

Collection of over 180,000 digital books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and other works based on the English Short Title Catalogue. Works included were published during the 18th century, primarily in the United Kingdom. Most content is in English, though a portion of the works are in languages other than English.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
18th Century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11509
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Motif-Index of Folk Literature

Alternative Titles
Stith Thompson
Description

Full-text version of : Thompson, Stith. Motif-index of folk-literature: a classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, mediaeval romances, exempla, fabliaux, jest-books, and local legends. Revised and enlarged edition. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1955-1958.

This venerable reference work is a subject index to folktales from around the world. Sources come from thousands of books and periodicals (see Bibliography). Indexed are the "folktale, the myth, the ballad, the fable, the mediaeval romance, the fabliau, the jest, the exemplum, and the local tradition" (Introduction, p. 11) from both literatry and oral traditions. Excluded are "superstitions, customs, religious beliefs, riddles, or proverbs, except as they happen to form an organic part of a narrative" (Introduction, p. 11).

One can use the left-hand facets to navigate through the book alphabetically by subject from Volume 1 through Volume 6. One also can use the Search box at the top of the page to word-search the entire six-volume work. Hyperlink crossreferences are provided to similar myths (e.g., "Animals have second sight" is crossreferenced to "Dwarfs predict"). Additionally, motif-index entries (e.g., "Dwarfs predict") provide references to source literature (e.g., "Irish myth: Cross; Icelandic: *Boberg; German: Pröhle Harzsagen No. 155, Bindewald 188").

Note: There also is a digital copy of the original six-volume set in HathiTrust: http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/Record/001276245

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11407
Access
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Subjects

Bibliography of English Women Writers, 1500-1640

Description
A comprehensive record of scholarship on 738 known women writers and their texts, canonical and non-canonical. Including already familiar figures (e.g., Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart) as well as less-known and hitherto unknown English women writers--refugees such as women recusants, women in the colonies, Marrano women (Anusot), and women translators and English women writers in French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Gaelic and Welsh.
Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11395
Access
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Alexander Street Video

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online (ASP)
Description

Combined access to all of MLibrary's streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press. Includes American History in Video, Art & Architecture, Classical Music in Video, Counseling & Therapy in Video, Dance in Video, Ethnographic Video Online, Filmakers Library Online, March of Time, Opera in Video, Silent Film Online, Theatre in Video, and World History in Video.

Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared.  Most videos can be downloaded to a mobile device.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11345
Access
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Subjects

Jazz Music Library

Description

Streaming audio of every jazz genre and time period, featuring jazz artists from around the world. More than 130,000 tracks from scores of labels are represented. Mobile devices supported. Product is limited to three simultaneous users--if you experience a turn-away, please check back.

The labels in Jazz Music Library include: Verve, GRP Records, Impulse, Jazzology, American Music Records, G.H.B. Records, Black Swan, Solo Art, Circle Records, Paramount, Concord Records, Concord Picante, Concord Jazz, Fantasy Records, Fantasy Jazz, Contemporary Records, Good Time Jazz, Milestone, Monterey Jazz Festival Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, Peak, Prestige, Riverside, Stretch Records, Original Jazz Classics, and Universal Edition.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11279
Access
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Subjects

African Writers Series

Alternative Titles
Heinemann African Writers Series
Description
The African Writers Series offers access to key works from the highly acclaimed Heinemann's African Writers Series. This series provides seminal works from the canon of African literature of the twentieth century, covering such authors as Nelson Mandela, Chinua Achebe, Tayeb Salih, Steve Biko, Ama Ata Aidoo, Nadine Gordimer, and Buchi Emecheta. Influential stories, along with drama and poetry, are fully searchable and richly indexed. Author biographies are included. The African Writers Series is indexed and designed for readers and researchers at every level, offering full-text access to the most important African literary works from the past four decades. Researchers are able to perform textual analyses of distinguished African novels and short stories together with an extensive collection of poetry, drama, and non-fiction. Researchers will also enjoy detailed indexing, high levels of textual accuracy and powerful search capabilities, as well as, a full gallery of book covers from the landmark print series. The African Writers Series is also available integrated within Literature Online, offering users cross-searching with 355,000 other literary works and critical and reference material support.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11273
Access
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Deutsche Lyrik

Alternative Titles
Die Deutsche Lyrik
Die Deutsche Lyrik in Reclams Universalbibliothek
Reclams Universalbibliothek
Description
Based upon the print series, 'Die Deutsche Lyrik' covers all volumes of German poetry published within Reclams Universalbibliothek since 1945. Includes works from the 15th century up to the beginning of the 20th century (1457-1929). It also includes the texts of a number of anthologies that increase the scope and the range of the resource and put lesser known authors into context.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11271
Access
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Subjects

World History in Video

Description

Upon completion, World History in Video will contain over 1750 documentary films and newsreels (over 1000 hours) of significant events in world history, in streaming video. Each film includes a transcript; many include filmmaker biography and notes. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, good for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11261
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

American History in Video

Description

Upon completion, American History in Video will contain over 5700 documentary films and newsreels (over 2000 hours) of significant events in U.S. history, in streaming video. Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, good for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Coverage
Videos cover topics that occurred in 1492-2001. 1898-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11263
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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