American Culture

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish. 3 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2000
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10257
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Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures

Alternative Titles
Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A two-volume biographical resource for professional sports figures. Presents over 600 entries covering a who's who of American sports, including athletes, coaches, owners, and media personalities. Each entry provides a brief introduction, photo, detailed biography, career highlights, and a bibliography. For general readers. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10217
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Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920

Alternative Titles
Emergence of Advertising in America
Description
Searchable and browseable database of over 9,000 images from advertising in late 19th and early 20th c. America. The images are taken from Duke University Library Special Collections.
Type
Images
Coverage
Late 19th and early 20th centuries
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10091
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

America: History & Life (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
America: History and Life, AHL, AH&L, AHaL
Description

America: History & Life is an index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The database indexes 1,700 journals from 1964 to present and also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1954-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10059
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American Indian History Online

Alternative Titles
American Indian History & Culture
Description

This database provides access to more than 5,000 years of culture, history, and leaders. 320+ Native American groups are presented through subject entries, biographies, primary source documents, maps and charts, and photographs. Updated semiannually.

Type
Database
Coverage
Prehistoric to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10045
Access
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Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s

Alternative Titles
Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s (GVRL)
The Nineteen Sixties
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others. The alphabetically arranged entries focus on the individual's activities during the 1960s and include photos and bibliographies. For students and general readers. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003 Edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10007
Access
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 2nd ed.

Alternative Titles
OEFDA, Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
Description

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties. This thoroughly updated new edition captures the shifting American perspective on food and ensures that this title is both the most authoritative and the most current reference work on American cuisine.

The second edition of the Encyclopedia reflects the many changes in American food consciousness during the twenty-first century. Once a niche market, food television has become ubiquitous, as are websites devoted to all sorts of regional cuisines. New health consciousness has spawned obesity taxes, transfat and calorie-count laws, the slow food movement, and locavorism. Ethnic foods and the fusion of these have led to new crazes for such cuisines as Southwestern sushi and Filipino hamburgers. These timely trends and topics have been incorporated into the new edition of the Encyclopedia, adding one volume and over 300 new entries on these and other subjects such as food science and nutrition, molecular gastronomy, genetically-modified foods, food controversies, regional foods, the volatile nature of food prices, and food traditions of major American cities. Entries from the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, also edited by Andy Smith, have been added, as have a substantial number of biographies of culinary personalities. All bibliographies and non-historical entries have been revisited for updating.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9967
Access
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Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Description
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. The data held by the Roper Center range from the 1930s, when survey research was in its infancy, to the present. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented.
Type
Database
Coverage
1930s-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9965
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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University of Michigan, Proceedings of the Board of Regents

Description

The Proceedings of the Board of Regents are the permanent historical record of actions taken by the University of Michigan Board of Regents from 1837 to the present. Proceedings volumes are organized on a fiscal year basis, so that volumes begin with the July meeting of one year and end with the June meeting of the next year. Beginning in July 1987, the Proceedings have been published in one-year volumes (e.g., July 1987-June 1988). Prior to that, they were normally published in three-year volumes.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1837 - present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9907
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America (GVRL)
Description

The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America is a comprehensive, alphabetically-organized reference source on the human rights and civil liberties that are legally recognized in the United States. The 677 entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion, and many others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
1998 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9747
Access
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