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Material ConneXion Database

Description

Material ConneXion offers access to an eclectic and constantly growing collection of over 7,000 innovative materials and processes. The database is searchable by over 100 specific criteria within the categories of Processing, Sustainability, Usage, and Physical Properties. Manufacturer information and access is provided. A subset of the items in the database is displayed in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library's Materials Collection.

Type
Database
Coverage
We are a resource for all disciplines of design development, including: Architecture, Interior Design, Packaging Design, Retail Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, Apparel & Footwear, Exhibition Design, Textile Design, Landscape Architecture, and Transportation Design.####Our libraries include the largest selection of sustainable materials and the only Cradle to Cradle materials library in the world: Polymers, Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Cement-based materials, Natural Materials, Carbon-based materials, and Processes.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10691
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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FIAF Directory

Alternative Titles
FIAF Member Directory, FIAF Affiliate Directory, FIAF Membership Information, FIAF Affiliates
Description

Detailed directory listings for all FIAF Affiliates--institutions that are members of the FIAF (Federation Internationale des Archives du Film, i.e. International Federation of Film Archives), as well as for FIAF Donors--institutions, companies, and individuals that do not qualify for FIAF membership but wish to support and adhere to FIAF's activities and principles. Provides website addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, postal addresses, names of officers, etc.

Type
Directory
Coverage
Latest edition. Updated regularly.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10549
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Nihon rekishi chimei taikei

Alternative Titles
Japan Knowledge Select Series Nihon rekishi chimei taikei
Description
Online version of Nihon rekishi chimei taikei, published by Heibonsha.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10547
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Monterey Jazz Festival Collection

Description

A database documenting nearly 9,000 jazz pieces, interviews, and other events representing over 1,000 hours of audio and video recordings, all taken from the Monterey Jazz Festival archive, housed at Stanford University. Also offers a selection of streamed audio and video clips of historic Jazz Festival performances.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10525
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Grove Book of Opera Singers

Alternative Titles
The New Grove Book of Opera Singers
Description

This resource offers an alphabetically arranged collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers. The profiles offer basic information such as birth date, vocal style, first debut, and most memorable roles, as well as colorful portraits of the singer's personality and vocal style, plus astute evaluations of their place in operatic history.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2008 ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10479
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Grove Book of Operas

Alternative Titles
The Grove Book of Operas
Description

The Grove Book of Operas is a collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas. Each succinct yet insightful entry is written by a leading authority on the opera and includes a full synopsis of the plot, a cast list, a note on the singers in the original production, and information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10477
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Alternative Titles
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
Description

Contains more than 3,000 entries that offer commentary on Shakespeare's life and times, his plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. All of Shakespeare's plays from As You Like It and All's Well that Ends Well to King Lear and Hamlet are covered in major articles. There are concise descriptions of allusions in Shakespeare, well-known critics, great Shakespearian actors, characters in the plays, figures of speech, and much more. Longer articles explore topics such as Shakespeares birthplace, censorship, the Chamberlain's Men, film, and Shakespeare's reception in such countries as China, Italy, and the United States. 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10483
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Oxford Companion to American Theatre

Alternative Titles
The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
Description

Provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original authors in 2011.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10481
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Alternative Titles
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
Description

This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, and directors, as well as information on theatres, festivals, and such technical topics as lighting, sound, and method acting. Entries on people and places include Athol Fugard, Anthony Hopkins, Glenda Jackson, Derek Jacobi, Harvey Fierstein, Helen Mirren, Trevor Nunn, Peter O'Toole, Willy Russell, and Stephen Sondheim, Barbican Theatre, The English Shakespeare Company, Michael Gambon, The Swan at Stratford, and the Shubert theatre in New York.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10485
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

DRAM

Alternative Titles
Database of Recorded American Music
Description

Provides on-demand, CD-quality streaming access to more than 3,700 albums (over 10,000 compositions) from 15 independent record labels, including CRI, Albany, Innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, Mutable Music, and more. The focus is on contemporary classical American music. Other styles represented include folk, Native American, jazz, early rock, musical theater, and contemporary electronic.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10377
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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