British and Irish Studies

Mass Observation Online

Description

Mass Observation was a pioneering social research organisation whose papers provide insights into the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1972. The material at the Mass Observation Archive, and now in Mass Observation Online, offers an unparalled insight into everyday life during the mid-20th Century. This publication opens up a host of essay and project possibilities on topics such as abortion, old age, crime, eating habits, shopping, fashion, dance, popular music, sex, sport, reading, ethnic minorities, and the decline of Empire. This digital project is a multi-facteted resource, offering integrated access to the new online material, existing microfilm series, and the Mass-Observation Archive itself, allowing the user options to search across the entire Archive or by material type.  Topic collections include gambling, household matters, reading habits, world outlook, and many more.  Materials include diaries, contextual essays, day surveys, file reports and photographs.

Type
E-Book(s)
Images
Text Collection
Coverage
1937-1967. University Library has Mass Observation Online and supplements I-IV.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9439
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Alternative Titles
Dictionary of National Biography
DNB, ODNB
Description

Concise articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life from the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. No living person is included: the Dictionary’s articles are confined to people who died before 31 December 2000. Also includes "themes"--essays on groups, clubs, sets, and gangs in British history, linked to articles on their individual members.  Please note:  access is limited to one user at a time.  If your access is blocked, please try again later.  When you are done, please logout to free up the access for another user.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9349
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Periodicals Index Online

Alternative Titles
PIO. Full text portion also called Periodicals Archive Online (PAO).
Previously called Periodicals Contents Index Fulltext (PCI, PCIFT).
Description

An index to over 20 million articles in more than 7,000 arts, humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 2000. Includes full text of articles for 633 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1665 - 2000. (Dates of coverage vary by journal title--most are from first issue to 2000.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9193
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Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Description
Includes index to citations from more than 1,600 scholarly journals in all areas of Medieval and Renaissance studies (400-1700). Also included are: Iter Italicum, Renaissance Quarterly Online, Early Theatre, REED Newsletter, Renaissance and Reformation and the International Directory of Scholars.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1895 - (Varies by title indexed)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9113
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Nineteenth Century Short-Title Catalogue, Series I & II [UM Library Terminal Service]

Alternative Titles
19th Century Short-Title Catalogue, Series I & II [UM Library Terminal Services]
Description
Catalog of 1) British books printed in Britain, its colonies and the US; 2) all books in English wherever published and 3) translations from English. Records include information about holdings or author headings at specific contributing libraries.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
1871-1919
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9093
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biab: British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography

Alternative Titles
British and Irish Archaeological Bibliography
British & Irish Archaeological Bibliography
Description

Database contains publications "on archaeology and the historic environment, historic buildings, maritime and industrial archaeology, environmental history, and the conservation of material culture - with a geographical focus on Britain and Ireland."

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1695-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9083
Access
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International Medieval Bibliography (IMB)

Alternative Titles
IMB
Brepolis
Description

The International Medieval Bibliography was founded in 1967 with the support of the Medieval Academy of America, with the aim of providing a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. Its editorial staff is based at the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, and the project is supported by over 50 teams of contributors in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.


The IMB offers an unparalleled tool for medievalists to identify the contents of current work published throughout Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.

 

The discipline areas to which the IMB is relevant include Classics, English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Theology and Philosophy, Medieval European Languages and Literatures, Arabic and Islamic Studies, History of Education, Art History, Music, Theatre and Performance Arts, Rhetoric and Communication Studies.

 

A controlled vocabulary: A hierarchical index offers an integrated tree structure comprising some 1,500 subject terms. This allows the user to navigate from nine major conceptual areas through to the specific subject terminology employed in medieval scholarship. A parallel index of places allows step-by-step navigation from major geographical areas to over 50,000 different names of places, regions and geographical features in Europe, North Africa and the Near East.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1967 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9063
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Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Alternative Titles
EBBO
Description

When complete EEBO will contain page images of 125,000 volumes in all subject areas published in Great Britain or in the English language between 1475 and 1700, and represented in the English Short Title Catalog and Thomason Tracts.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1475 - 1700
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9047
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Times Digital Archive

Alternative Titles
The Times of London, London Times
The Times Digital Archive 1785-2006, TTDA, TDA
Gale Historical Newspapers
Description

Searchable access to more than 200 years of backfile issues of The Times newspaper of London, England, from its origin in 1785 through 2006, including full page facsimile images digitized from microfilm. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.

Note:  For full text of the The Times since 2006, use LexisNexis Academic or NewBank's Access World News.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1785 - 2006 Backfile only.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9041
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Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP)

Alternative Titles
EEBO-TCP
EEBO
Description

The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership began in 1999 as an innovative cooperative relationship between ProQuest, the University libraries of Michigan and Oxford, and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to convert 25,000 books from ProQuest’s EEBO image product into fully-searchable, TEI-compliant SGML/XML texts.

In subsequent years, the EEBO-TCP has added 149 more individual partner institutions. Together, this partnership has funded the text conversion process (whereby digital page images are double-keyed by vendors, marked-up and reviewed by production staff at Michigan and Oxford, and then delivered to the web in their new form).

In March of 2008, the TCP announced its intention to initiate a second phase of EEBO-TCP production, with the aim of converting the remaining 44,000 unique monographs in the EEBO collection. To date, more than 60 individual institutions have joined this second partnership and production is underway.

The EEBO corpus consists of the works represented in the English Short Title Catalog I and II (based on the Pollard & Redgrave and Wing short title catalogs), as well as the Thomason Tracts. Together these trace the history of English thought from the first book printed in English in 1475 through 1700. The content covers literature, philosophy, politics, religion, geography, science and all other areas of human endeavor. The assembled collection of 125,000 volumes is a mainstay for understanding the development of Western culture in general and the Anglo-American world in particular. The STC collections have always found strong proponents in English, linguistics, and history but the collections are all encompassing in coverage, including core texts in religious studies, art, women's studies, history of science, law, and music.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1475 - 1700
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8975
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