International Studies

CultureGrams

Alternative Titles
Culture Grams
Description

CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features:  images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more. The World Edition includes 208 country-specific reports. These provide complete coverage of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies.

Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. Writers are selected for their education, knowledge of a national language, experience with different regions and socioeconomic groups, recent residency in the country, and access to current information.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated twice a year. Provides cultural information on more than 200 countries.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11387
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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
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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
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