Arts

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) Increasingly, universities are requiring that doctoral degree candidates deposit their dissertations into the university's online repository, and are 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 are becoming gradually less complete over time.  (Its listings for dissertations filed at U-M have declined from being about 80% complete for 2012 to only about 25% to 20% complete for 2013 and 2014, respectively.)

2) 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.

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1637 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9069
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Index of Christian Art

Alternative Titles
index to christian art
Description

Provides subject and iconographic access to over 200,000 photographic reproductions of Christian art in the east and west from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400. Includes bibliographies for all works of art covered. (Images are not included.)

Type
Article Index
Coverage
100 - 1400 A.D.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9061
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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
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Readers Guide Retrospective

Alternative Titles
Readers Guide Retro, RGR
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
Description

Indexes articles from 240 periodicals published in the U.S. & Canada between 1890 and 1982, covering current events & news, fine arts, fashion, education, business, sports, health, consumer affairs, etc.  Provides separate access to just the back-file of the Readers Guide index.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1890 - 1982
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9023
Access
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TOXNET

Description

Toxicology data, citations and abstracts for the toxicology literature, Toxic Release Information (annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment), and chemical information (nomenclature, identification, structures).

Type
Article Index
Coverage
mid 1960's to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9003
Mobile Version
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RISM International Inventory of Musical Sources

Alternative Titles
Répertoire International des Sources Musicales
RISM OPAC
Description

This database contains all of RISM Series A/I, A/II, and years 1500-1550 of B/I.

RISM Series A/II (Music Manuscripts after 1600) is the most comprehensive guide available for music manuscripts. It contains more than 850,000 manuscript records by over 27,000 composers found in over 900 libraries and archives in 35 countries. Records contain bibliographic information, manuscript locations, musical incipits, and bibliographic citations.

RISM Series A/I (Individual Prints Before 1800), documents printed music published between 1600 and 1800 that holds the work of a single composer. At over 100,000 entries, this is the most comprehensive source available for early printed musical works.

RISM Series B/I (Printed Collections of the 16th-17th Centuries) indexes anthologies, including publications from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia.

Published by the Répertoire international des sources musicale, RISM (International Inventory of Musical Sources) is an international, non-profit joint venture, which aims to document comprehensively the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections. The organization, founded in Paris in 1952, is the largest and only global operation that registers musical sources. RISM documents what exists and where it is stored.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
emphasis on 1600-1850
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8999
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Gale Literary Databases

Alternative Titles
Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography
Description

Simultaneous searching of three premier literature resources: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Provides in-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current cumulative editions.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8981
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FIAF FilmArchive Database

Alternative Titles
FIAF FilmArchive Database (ProQuest)
FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals, Treasures from Film Archives, Documentation Collections, FIAF Members' Publications
International Index to Television Periodicals, International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections, Treasures from the Film Archives, FIAF Affiliates' Publications
Description
Combined access to four different online research tools created by the FIAF: 1) Index to Film Periodicals, covering more than 400,000 articles from 345 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals, dating from 1972 forward; 2) Treasures from Film Archives, which identifies silent film holdings in archives around the world; 3) Documentation Collections, providing detailed information about the documentation collections of the world's foremost film archives, libraries, and educational institutions; and 4) FIAF Members' Publications, a listing of books, pamphlets, programs, and other materials published since 1966 by archives belonging to the FIAF.
Type
Database
Coverage
1972 - (but varies by database)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8979
Access
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Art Source with Art Index Retrospective

Alternative Titles
Art Index, Art Abstracts, Wilson Art Index, Art Index Retrospective, Art Retro, AI, AA, AIR, AS
Art & Architecture Complete, AAC
Art Full Text, Art FullText, ArtFullText, AFT
Description

Art Source™ covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture, and also includes a database-specific thesaurus. Providing over 750 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images (from Picture Desk and other sources), it covers many leading academic journals, magazines and trade publications, including periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch as well as English.  It also provides indexing and abstracting of podcasts, over 13,000 art dissertations, and indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions, which provide examples of styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists.

Art Source was developed from a merger of EBSCO Publishing's Art & Architecture Complete database and H.W. Wilson's Art Full Text database, and includes many unique sources that were never previously available online.  It also includes H.W. Wilson's Art Index Retrospective database, providing indexing coverage back to 1929.

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Images
Coverage
1929 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8935
More Information
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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
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