Arts

Smithsonian Global Sound

Description

Smithsonian Global Sound, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It contains over 40,000 tracks of ethnic music from around the world.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8581
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Dictionary of Opera Characters

Alternative Titles
A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Who's Who in Opera
Description

Containing over 2,500 operatic characters, this guide gives plot synopses for over 250 operas and operettas, and details full information on each operatic role, including its creator and notable performers. Well-known personalities contribute articles on favourite roles, for example, Placido Domingo writes on the character of Otello and Janet Baker on Mary Stuart. Other contributors include Andrew Porter, Sena Jurinac, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Miller, Sir Charles Mackerras, and Marie McLaughlin revealing much about the creative process behind some of the most famous performances in opera history.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8579
Access
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Access World News [NewsBank]

Alternative Titles
America's Newspapers
AWN
Description

Full text of over 600 U.S. newspapers and over 260 English language newspapers from other countries worldwide.  Includes Detroit News (1999- ) and many other Michigan newspapers, Chicago Sun-Times, The Times (London), etc.  Includes text only--no photos, charts or ads.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1999 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8555
Access
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Architectural Graphic Standards

Alternative Titles
Architectural Graphic Standards (CD-ROM Version 3.0) [UM Library Terminal Services]
Description
Contains over 10,000 architectural elements, 85% of the drawings and details in CAD format. All CAD drawings can be exported directly into Windows programs like AutoCAD and MicroStation, in .dwg, .dgn. or .dxf file formats, for editing
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
10th edition (2000)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8527
Access
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MLibrary Digital Collections

Alternative Titles
Humanities Text Initiative
HTI
DLPS Collections
Description

Provides access to over 250 text, image, bibliographic, and finding aid collections created and maintained by the Digital Library Production Service (DLPS) of the University of Michigan University Library (MLibrary), comprising over a million digital objects.  Includes all collections in the University of Michigan's Humanities Text Initiative, as well as collections sponsored by the MPublishing division of the University Library.

(Most databases accessible from this page are also listed separately in the Mirlyn online catalog and in the Databases section of U-M University Library's Search Tools.)

Type
Article Index
Audio
Catalog
Database
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Encyclopedia
Images
Map(s)
Museum
Search Engine
Subject Gateway
Text Collection
Coverage
Varies by database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8505
Access
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Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

Alternative Titles
Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI) (CSA)
Design and Applied Arts Index
DAAI
Description

Contains over 100,000 annotated references to articles from over 450 design and craft journals published worldwide; plus data on over 46,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms, etc.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1987 - (with selective coverage 1973 - )
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8405
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Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance

Alternative Titles
Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance [UM Library Terminal Services]
Description
Art Theorists of the Italian Renaissance is a collection of treatises on art and architecture from the period 1470 to 1775, and is structured around Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1470 - 1775
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8379
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Art Index Retrospective

Alternative Titles
Wilson Art Index Retrospective
AIR, WAIR
Description

Indexes key international English-language arts publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, competition & award notices, exhibition listings, film reviews, etc. Provides separate access to indexing from older years, 1929-1984.  A unique resource, Art Index Retrospective helps users find contemporary criticism of art at the time of its debut, track the body of work of an artist or movement, find artists' interviews and other commentary, and much more.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1929 - 1984
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8359
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Greenwire

Alternative Titles
Green Wire, GW, E & E, E&E News
Description
Coverage of national environmental, energy, and natural resource issues as they are addressed by the White House, federal agencies, courts, states and major media across the country.  Reports emphasize climate change and energy policy, related market trends and technological developments. Updated daily at 1:00 pm, Greenwire provides comprehensive and objective coverage of:
  • climate change issues
  • development of wind, solar and other renewable energy
  • fossil fuel resources and development
  • Clean Air Act regulation and litigation
  • electric utility regulation
  • new energy technologies
  • endangered species
  • public lands management
  • water resources

To access content more than four years old, click on the word SEARCH (in red) next to the search box to connect to the Archive Search screen.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2001 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8333
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