Science (General)

OAIster

Alternative Titles
OAIster [OCLC FirstSearch]
Description

Uses the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol to gather over 30 million records of free, useful, wide-ranging digital resources hosted at over 1,100 institutions. Covers resources of all kinds, including digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, datasets, theses, technical reports, research papers, etc. All records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by resource
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9105
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Alternative Titles
PQDT, ProQuest Digital Dissertations (PQDD)
Dissertation Abstracts, Diss. Abs., Diss Abs
Index to Theses
Description

Indexing & authors' abstracts for most doctoral dissertations and some masters theses accepted each year in the United States and Canada (since 1861), plus thousands more from Great Britain and Ireland (since 1716), and selected other universities around the world (as far back as 1637).  Includes full-text (in PDF) of most* dissertations submitted at University of Michigan and the 14 other CIC/Big Ten Universities since 1997. 

[Note: Currently access is also provided to the full text of many additional dissertations from additional institutions, but this expanded full text access is temporary.]

*Two factors cause a certain percentage of dissertations not to be included:

1) Authors of dissertations have the right to restrict access to the full text of their dissertation from all ProQuest databases and document delivery services if they so choose.  Some publishers recommend or require blocking of access to the full text of a dissertation as a condition of publishing a revised version of a dissertation as a scholarly book.  If access to a dissertation listed in ProQuest has been restricted by the author, a notification of this appears in the full record display, to the right, above the MGet It button.

2) Increasingly, universities are requiring that doctoral degree candidates deposit their dissertations into the university's online repository, and changing submission to ProQuest from a requirement to an option.  For example, as of 2012, University of Michigan requires deposit of dissertations into its Deep Blue online repository, and no longer requires submission to ProQuest.  To the extent that authors elect not to submit their dissertations to ProQuest, its listings for dissertations will become gradually less complete over time.  (Its listings for dissertations filed at U-M in 2012 are about 80% complete.)

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1637 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9069
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Alternative Titles
EBSCO e-Books, NetLibrary, Net Library
Description

A collection of over 28,000 electronic books on all topics, mostly published between 1990 and 2005 (though some titles were published as long ago as 1913 and a few were published as recently as 2010).  Includes 800+ electronic editions of computer manuals, reference books, and other books placed on course reserve at the U-M Ann Arbor University Library.  Permits reading of book cover-to-cover online, browsing books by topic, searching within and across books, and printing of up to 60 pages of a book at a time.  Books can be downloaded using the free Adobe Digital Editions software to devices supporting Adobe ebook DRM, including iPad, iPhone, Soney eReader, and Nook. These books were formerly available through the NetLibrary interface.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Full text of assorted books published since 1913. (Mostly published 1990-2005.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9035
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Nature Online

Description

Online access to the journal Nature and its sister publications in Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Medicine, Neuroscience, and Structural Biology.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1996 - (Varies by journal title)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8947
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Electronic Collections Online

Alternative Titles
ECO
Electronic Collections Online (OCLC)
Description
Indexing and browsable tables of contents for over 2,800 journals in all subject areas, with full text for the 351 of them subscribed to by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (An OCLC FirstSearch database.)
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1995 - (but varies by journal)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8937
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Expanded Academic ASAP

Alternative Titles
Expanded Academic Index
EAI
Description
Provides a combination of indexing, abstracts, images, and full text for over 3,000 scholarly and general interest journals embracing all academic disciplines.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8861
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
Subjects

LexisNexis Academic

Alternative Titles
Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA, LexusNexus, Lexus Nexus, LexisNexus, LexusNexis
Description

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services, broadcast media transcripts, and trade/news magazines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - (but varies by title) Over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
Mobile Version
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Current Contents Connect

Alternative Titles
ISI Current Contents Connect
CCC
Description

Indexes the table-of-contents pages of scholarly journals, books and conference proceedings in the fields of medicine, science, engineering, the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Users can save searches as e-mail alerts.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1990 - Tables of contents and records from nearly 7,500 journals and 2,000 books plus links to more than 4,000 evaluated Web sites and 440,000 full-text Web documents. Updated daily.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8791
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Deep Blue

Alternative Titles
Institutional Repository
Description
Deep Blue is the University of Michigan's permanent, safe, and accessible service for representing our rich intellectual environment. The primary goal of Deep Blue is to provide access to the work that makes Michigan a leader in research, teaching, and creativity. By representing our scholars, from faculty through students, as individuals and as members of communities, Deep Blue provides a framework for preserving and finding the best scholarly and artistic work done at the University.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8673
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Pages

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