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Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

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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
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Oxford Companion to American Theatre

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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.
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10481
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Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

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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
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DRAM

Alternative Titles
Database of Recorded American Music
Description

Provides on-demand, CD-quality streaming access to more than 4000 albums from 42 independent record labels, including CRI, New World Records, Albany, Innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, Lovely 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
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SimplyMap

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Simply Map
Description

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that allows you to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data.  Sources include: U.S. government sources such as the census, Department of Labor statistics, FBI,  and National Climatic Data Center; Mediamark Research Inc (MRI) Consumer Survey, EASI Analytic Life Stages, EASI Health Care, Nielsen PRIZM Consumer Buying Power, Nielsen Retail Market Power; and Nielsen Financial CLOUT datasets.

Data can be downloaded for use with other software such as Excel and GIS.

SimplyMap requires users to log in to save their work and use it again later.  Users who do not wish to create a personal account may log in as a guest

Type
Numeric Data
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10353
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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

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Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (GVRL)
Description
Provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2007.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10341
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FIAF Members' Publications

Alternative Titles
FIAF Members' Publications (PQ)
FIAF Affiliates' Publications, Annual Bibliography of FIAF Members' Publications
Description
This database allows you to find detailed information on books, pamphlets, programs, and other materials published since 1966 by more than 140 archives in more than 70 countries who are institutional members of the FIAF (Federation Internationale des Archives du Film, i.e. International Federation of Film Archives).
Type
Catalog
Coverage
The earliest default search date for publication year on the main search page appears as 1934 because for serial publications (e.g. annual reports, journals) the first year of publication is noted. Comprehensive indexing is available from 1966 onwards. 1966 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10255
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FIAF Documentation Collections

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FIAF Documentation Collections (PQ)
International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections, International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Sources
Description
Contains comprehensive information about the world's foremost archives, libraries, and educational institutions dedicated to the preservation and documentation of film and television productions. Each entry includes details of published and unpublished materials, visual and sound collections, and special collections held by the institution.
Type
Directory
Coverage
Based on 1994 print edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10253
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FIAF Treasures from Film Archives

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FIAF Treasures from Film Archives (PQ)
Treasures from the Film Archives
Description
Contains credits and holdings information for more than 40,500 silent-era films (both features and short films, and both documentaries and fictional works) in the collections of major film archives worldwide. Entries for each film include original title, alternate titles, and key credits and production information as well as indicating which archive(s) hold(s) a print of the film.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
Although most records in this database describe films made before 1929, the database includes a few silent works produced during the sound era.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10251
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FIAF Index to Film Periodicals

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FIAF Index to Film Periodicals (PQ)
International Index to Film Periodicals, International Index to Television Periodicals
Description
Contains descriptions of over 400,000 articles published in more than 345 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals. Incorporates two print indexes, the International Index of Film Periodicals (1972-present) and the International Index to Television Periodicals (1979-2000). Each entry consists of a full bibliographic description, an abstract and comprehensive headings (biographical names, film titles and general subjects). This is the only database offering film periodical indexing using a hierarchically ordered controlled thesaurus with more than 20,000 subject terms. The index contains comprehensive television periodical indexing until 2000 and TV related articles from film periodicals continue to be indexed.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1972 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10223
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