International Studies

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
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World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean

Alternative Titles
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean archive
Description

Contains over 1.3 million pages of primary source material from archives in the United States and Europe. The historical collections include original manuscripts, signed letters, expedition records, reports, maps, diaries, descriptions of voyages, ephemera, and more from sources such as: * Bauza Maps and Manuscripts Collection * Brazil's Popular Groups, 1966-1986 * Coleccion De Documentos Ineditos Relativos Al Descubrimiento, Conquista Y Organizacion De Las Antiguas Posesiones Espanolas De America Y Oceania. -- Madrid : M.B. de Quyros, 1864-1884 * Conquistadors: The Struggle for Colonial Power in Latin America, 1492-1825 * Latin American History and Culture: An Archival Record, Series 1: The Yale University Collection of Latin American Manuscripts, Parts 1-7 * Latin American and Iberian biographies * Mexican and Central American Political and Social Ephemera * Papers of Agustin de Iturbide, 1799-1880

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11247
Access
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Picture Post Historical Archive

Description
The complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957 - all digitized from originals in full colour. Provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things – from boys rolling a tyre, to a view of a postwar bedsit, to young women on a rollercoaster – all caught in a single moment in time.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1938-1957
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11225
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Illustrated London News

Description
A full facsimile run of the illustrated newspaper, 1842-2003. Includes over 260,000 pages, including specials and presentation pieces.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1842-2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11223
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Littérature de l’Océan Indien

Alternative Titles
Corpus de la littérature francophone de l'Océan Indien
Description
This Corpus gives access, as completely as possible, to the whole of Francophone written and oral literature from the Indian Ocean, from the origins (18th century) to Independence (1960, or death of authors). The literary production of the countries of the Indian Ocean was considerable as early as the 18th century in Reunion Island and Mauritius, and the 20th century was particularly rich for Madagascan literature. In the 18th and 19th centuries a number of these works were published on local printing presses by local editors and their distribution was limited. Some editions are now known only by rare copies in a few libraries, in private collections or in family archives in the native country. The oral literature of the Indian Ocean was collected by intellectuals or by religious communities. It is to be found in specialized volumes or dispersed in didactic works (dictionaries, grammars, anthologies) from which we have extracted this literary heritage, which is both popular and scholarly, often very ancient.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11221
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Littérature de l'Afrique noire

Alternative Titles
Corpus de la première littérature francophone d'Afrique noire, écrite et orale, des origines aux Indépendances (fin 18e siècle-1960)
Description
This large-scale scholarly enterprise gathers together French-speaking literature from sub-Saharan Africa: oral and written literature from the origins (end of the 18th century) to Independence (1960, as date of authors’ death). This exhaustive corpus of more than 11,000 texts covers the whole of sub-Saharan francophone Africa, that is some twenty countries and more than a hundred ethnic groups and brings together the most diverse genres of this literature which has yet to be discovered and studied (novels, tales, short stories, narrative accounts, theatre, poetry, myths, legends, fables, proverbs, riddles, songs). Built from vast bibliographical research, followed by the collection and edition of the texts, the Corpus is both a scholarly database and a precious collection of Africa's cultural heritage.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11219
Access
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Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library

Alternative Titles
CNDL
Description

CNDL provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean newspapers, gazettes, and other research materials on newsprint currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. CNDL will have on-going newspaper digitization, expanding the geographic, temporal, political and linguistic variety of the newspapers.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11203
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Digital Library of the Caribbean

Alternative Titles
dloc
Description

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11201
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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CAIRN

Description
Created in 2005 by four publishers and Belgian public partners, along with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, CAIRN offers the most comprehensive collection of French and Belgian journals available online. The University of Michigan has subscribed to the French Studies bouquet, which covers topics in General Interest, History, Literature, and Philosophy, and includes such publishers as PUF, Belin, Vrin, La Découverte, and Les Belles Lettres. Several journals of interest are Revue française d'histoire des idées politiques, Dix-septième siècle, Le Français aujourd'hui, and Médiévales. These e-journals have been cataloged in Mirlyn.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11165
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Brill E-Books

Alternative Titles
Brill eBooks, Brill Online Books, Brill Electronic Books
Description

E-books pdf form, both monographs as well as series titles, by the Dutch publisher Brill, from 2007, in the following subject areas:

  • Asian Studies (2007-2013)
  • Biblical Studies (2007-present)
  • Ancient Near East (2007- present)
  • Early Christianity (2007-present)
  • Classical Studies (2007-present)
  • European History and Culture (2007-2013)
  • Middle East and Islamic Studies (2007-present)
  • Religious Studies and Theology (2007-2013)
  • Philosophy (2007-2013)
  • Social Sciences (2007-2013)

The database link provides a search engine for the entire corpus. Individual titles will be cataloged in and accessible via Mirlyn.

Note:  Brill revised its subject headings as of 2012, so titles listed under some subject headings may only go back to 2012.  Browsing by Brill's older subject headings can still be done using the older Brill E-Books interface link below.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11145
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Pages

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