International Studies

Early Experiences in Australasia

Alternative Titles
Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901
Description

Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 provides a unique and personal view of events in the region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century. Through first-person accounts, including letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, we are able to hear the voices of the time and understand the experiences of those who took the great challenge in new lands.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33242
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Australasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

Alternative Titles
Australasian Literature Online: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
Description

Trial access through 8/26/14. 

Australasian Literature brings together creative works from throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Starting in the 1930s and spanning up to the present, these in-copyright works of poetry and fiction will be cross-searchable for the first time. With 120,000 pages at completion, and enriched with interviews, Australasian Literature is an incomparable resource for researchers in the fields of Literature, Creative Writing, Post-Colonial Studies, Immigration Studies, Social Studies, Anthropology, and more.


 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33240
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Rosetta Stone

Description

This product is being offered on a trial basis until 07/22/14. Please send comments about this product to Beau Case <bdcase@umich.edu>.

Note that you will need to register a username and password, and select a voice gender (for voice recognition purposes), before accessing the product.

Interactive language-learning program for 30 languages (Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English, English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese).

Type
Web Based Software
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33093
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NATLEX

Description

Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department. Records in NATLEX provide abstracts of legislation and relevant citation information, and they are indexed by keywords and by subject classifications.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31710
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LABORSTA

Description

NOTICE: 2009 and 2010 data are now available in ILO's new database ILOSTAT ( http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31706) . Please note that LABORSTA is not being updated and gradually will be replaced with ILOSTAT. 

LABORSTAT covers official core labour statistics for over 200 countries for 1969 to 2008. 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31708
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ILOSTAT

Alternative Titles
ILOStat, ILO statistics
Description

ILOSTAT provides multiple datasets with annual and infra-annual labor market statistics for over 1000 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories. 

The yearly indicators dataset contains standardized indicators for purposes of greater comparability across countires and relies heavily on the official submission of data by national authorities. The short term indicators dataset contains monthly, quarterly and semi-annual data drqen from official websites of national authorities and is updated on a monthly basis. The EAPEP dataset conatins country estimates and projections of the total population, labor fource, and participation rates by sex and age. 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31706
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Historical Atlas of Islam

Alternative Titles
An historical atlas of Islam
Atlas historique de l’Islam
Brill Online Reference Works
Encyclopaedia of Islam Online
Description

Collection of maps illustrating the history of Islam, some carried over unchanged from the 1st ed., others reworked and updated, and many new.

Type
Encyclopedia
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31506
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ProQuest International Data Sets

Alternative Titles
International Datasets
Description

ProQuest International Datasets is a collection of public and private datasets from national governments, international organizations, and research firms.  A focus of the product is sub-national data for the countries of the world—that is, data by country, city, state or province. Country-level data is generally 35 years deep; city-level data generally contains 15-20.

Type
Statistics
Coverage
Data providers include: Brazil: Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) Canada: Statistics Canada China: National Bureau of Statistics Economist Intelligence Unit Eurostat Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis International Labour Organization Ireland: Central Statistics Office Italy: National Institute of Statistics Oxford Economics SIPRI United Kingdom: Office for National Statistics UNESCO UNICEF UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) United Nations Statistics Division U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Agriculture World Bank
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31498
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The Nixon Years, 1969-1974

Description

The Nixon Years: 1969-1974 covers Richard Nixon's entire presidential term and allows scholars and researchers the opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon's handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration's achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and resignation.

Top level Anglo-American discussions and briefing papers dominate this collection, which provides complete FCO 7 and FCO 82 files from The National Archives, Kew. Many files focus on foreign policy issues ranging from the Vietnam War and Paris Peace talks, to Nixon's China visit in 1972 and US relations with the Middle East. There is also a wealth of material on social conditions, domestic reforms, trade, culture and the environment. There is also significant coverage of Nixon's domestic policy initiatives such as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the war on cancer, and the extension of the Voting Rights Act and liberal action on Civil Rights.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1969-1974
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31391
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Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961

Description

The Confidential Print series was issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad.

Confidential Print: North America covers the period from 1824-1961 and includes the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central America. Materials include reports and dispatches, descriptions of leading political personalities, weekly political summaries, and monthly economic reports. Topics that are highlighted in the documents include: prohibition; racial desegration in the United States; the League of Nations; the Second World War and public opinion in the United States; Senator Joseph McCarthy and "McCarthyism"; development of railways and fisheries in Canada; Canadian border disputes and territorial claims; Nazi activities in Chile, monitoring of Venezuelan finances, and more.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1824-1961
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31389
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