British and Irish Studies

LexisNexis Academic

Alternative Titles
Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA, LexusNexus, Lexus Nexus, LexisNexus, LexusNexis
Description

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services, broadcast media transcripts, and trade/news magazines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - (but varies by title) Over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
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Medieval Realms

Description

Medieval Realms is a comprehensive collection of original source material for the Middle Ages in Britain. It contains images of manuscripts, artefacts and buildings together with transcripts and translations into modern English of key written sources.

Type
Images
Text Collection
Coverage
1066 - 1500
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8825
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online - Text Creation Partnership (ECCO-TCP)

Alternative Titles
ECCO
Description

The University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, and Gale (part of Cengage Learning) have cooperated in a Text Creation Partnership to make freely available 2,231 accurately keyed and fully searchable SGML/XML text editions from among the 150,000 titles available in the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) database. ECCO is an important research database that includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. ECCO contains more than 32 million pages of text and over 205,000 individual volumes, all fully searchable. ECCO is published by Gale, part of Cengage Learning.

The ECCO collection consists of the works represented in the English Short Title Catalogue between 1701 and 1800. The corpus contains a diverse number of materials including not only books and broadsides but also Bibles, tract books, sermons, and printed printed ephemera by many well-known and lesser-known authors. The 150,000 works of the ECCO corpus captures the essence of the Enlightenment in Great Britain, and is essential in order to understand the context of the French, Industrial, and American Revolutions.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1701-1800
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8801
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ProQuest

Alternative Titles
ProQuest (all databases combined), Pro Quest, ProQuest Direct
CSA Illumina, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Description

Combined access to 80+ ProQuest databases, including full text journals, historical newspapers and corporate reports, and specialized indexes for many different fields, including: Arts, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Literature & Language, News & Current Events, Science, Social Sciences, and Dissertations & Theses. Among the included databases: ABI/INFORM, American Periodicals Series (APS), Environmental Science & Pollution Management, Ethnic NewsWatch, OxResearch, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Historical Annual Reports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Technology Collection, and Zoological Record Plus. Includes all databases previously accessed on the CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) Illumina interface platform. 

Type
Article Index
Database
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Search Engine
Text Collection
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8749
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Oxford English Dictionary (Third Edition)

Alternative Titles
OED
OED, 3rd Ed.; OED3; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
OED, 3rd Ed.; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
Historical Thesaurus of the OED
Description

New web version of the most complete and authoritative dictionary of the English language. Provides definitions, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present, from across the English-speaking world, with over 3 million quotations documenting how and when they have been used over time. Also incorporates the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, where words are arranged by their meaning rather than alphabetically.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Third Edition (in progress since 2000), with Second Edition (1989) entries (gradually being replaced).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8747
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HeritageQuest Online

Alternative Titles
HQO, Heritage Quest Online, ProQuest / UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection
United States Federal Census, PERSI (PERiodical Subject Index), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman's Bank Records
Description

Provides access to 5 resources useful for historical & genealogical research on the US & Canada: 1) photoreproductions of the original data sheets from the 1790-1930 U.S. federal censuses, with extensive indexing; 2) digitized versions of 22,000+ books (genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, probate records, etc) from all 50 US states and Canada; 3) PERSI (PERiodical Subject Index), a comprehensive subject index covering 6,500+ genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800; 4) Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files of 80,000+ individuals who served in that war; and 5) Freedman's Bank Records, documenting 105,000+ freed African American slaves and over 480,000 of their dependants and heirs.

Type
Database
Coverage
1700 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8325
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JSTOR

Alternative Titles
Journal Storage Project
J-STOR
J STOR
Archival Journals Collections
Journal Archive
Journal Archives
University of California (UC) Press Journals
University of Chicago Press Journals
Current Scholarship Program (CSP)
JSTORE
Description

Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Includes content from ten of the fourteen JSTOR multi-disciplinary Journals Archives Collections (Arts & Sciences I through IX; and Life Sciences) and most of the JSTOR discipline-specific Journals Archives Collections (Biological Sciences, Business I and II, Ecology & Botany I, Health & General Sciences, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, and Music).

In addition, JSTOR now also includes the full text of current issues (up to the latest issue) for selected journals from selected publishers, including the University of Chicago Press.

Please note: U-M does not currently have access to the following JSTOR Journals Archives Collections: Arts & Sciences X through XIII (ten through thirteen); Business III and IV; Ecology & Botany II; Hebrew Journals; Ireland; and Jewish Studies.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Dates of coverage vary by journal title. All go back to the very first issue published, but most have a "moving wall" embargo that excludes issues from the most recent X years (where X can be anywhere from 0 up to 10 years, depending on the particular journal; most are in the 3 to 5 year embargo range).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8235
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Sociological Abstracts

Alternative Titles
Soc Abs, Soc Abstracts
Sociologicalabstracts
SocioFile, Socio File
ProQuest Sociological Abstracts
Description

Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Many records from key journals in sociology, added to the database since 2002, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article.

Each individual reference may also have links to an abstract and/or to other papers that cite that reference; these links increase the possibility of finding more potentially relevant articles. These references are linked both within Sociological Abstracts and across other social science databases available on ProQuest.

Updated monthly, with approximately 30,000 records added per year. (Description from the publisher's website.)

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1952-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8199
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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Alternative Titles
Index to the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
British Parliamentary Papers
Description
Includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. HCPP delivers page images and searchable full text for each paper, along with detailed indexing.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1688-2003/04
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8145
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