Provides full text of over 40 of the major newspapers and serials published in Russia, the Soviet Union, or its successor states. Most titles are in Russian or English, with two in Chechen. Updated daily with over 900 new articles each day. Fully searchable.
The Visual History Archive contains 52,000 digitized video interviews with holocaust survivors. Interviewees are primarily Jewish Survivors, though the archive also includes interviews with gay/lesbian, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma (Gypsy) survivors, liberators and Nuremberg trial participants. The interviews were conducted in 56 different countries, in 32 different languages and is the most extensive resource of its type. Each interview is fully indexed and allows a viewer to search for relevant portions of interviews.
The Visual History Archive is only accessible on the UM Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. If you are off campus, please see the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive Online (www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/995241) which allows searching of the full database and access to a small number of sample testimonies in English.
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.
The Near East Division is responsible for the selection and acquisition of materials from and about the countries of the Near East and North Africa in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, and the European languages, including Yiddish. In addition, the division has the responsibility for acquiring Judaica. The staff of the division catalogs all monographs, serials, manuscripts, and microforms in the languages of the region.
Because the staff of the division is especially trained and possesses extensive experience in the languages and subject matter of the region and in addressing problems unique to Near Eastern and Judaica librarianship, it is well prepared to provide a broad range of specialized reference services. Among these services are providing bibliographic guidance to graduate students beginning dissertation research, assisting in the compilation of course related bibliographies, introduction to and assistance in searching various electronic resources such as ProQuest, JSTOR, Index Islamicus, Encyclopaedia of Islam (1913-36. Second, THREE), MLA Bibliography, FRANCIS (INIST-CNRS), Index to Jewish Periodicals, RAMBI, Periodicals Index/Archive Online, and WorldCat, introduction to the collections and the use of MIRLYN databases, and locating and acquiring unique or rare antiquarian materials (books and manuscripts) in orignal, microform, or electronic format.
Near East Division staff has prepared several research guides: Near Eastern Studies, Turkish Studies, Judaica, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and Linguistics. Additionally, we suggest that researchers become familiar with the Library's electronic resources (indexes, abstracting and citation databases, full-text collections, etc.) through the comprehensive guide SearchTools. Near Eastern Division staff teaches each fall term the one-credit course Bibliographical Resources in Middle East Studies.
TOTAL COLLECTION SIZE (2013):
597,507 monograph titles; 1457 current serial titles (vernacular and Western languages).
North Africa, Southwest Asia, Asia Minor, and Central Asia.
LINGUISTIC COVERAGE AND COLLECTION SIZE BY LANGUAGE:
Arabic (174,427), Hebrew/Yiddish (55,477), Persian/Tajik (27,037), Turkish/Ottoman/Turkic (32,136), Kurdish (430), European languages (308,000)