Slavic and East European Studies

Patrologia Orientalis Database

Description

The Patrologia Orientalis Database (POD) is a collection of patristic texts from the Christian East, including works, recorded in non-Latin languages (i.e. Greek, Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Georgian), that come from geographical, cultural, or religious contexts somehow linked to Rome or the Eastern Roman Empire.

This initial version of the database allows users to access texts included in the Patrologia Orientalis (PO) series in two forms: the original text, available as a PDF file, and a searchable translation. The user can search for items (such as keywords or quotes) in the language into which a text was translated in the PO. All the texts in the PO will be seachable, and the reader can check the translation with the original text visible alongside as a non-searchable PDF file.

Key Features

  • Contains the 234 fascicles published in the Patrologia Orientalis series 
  • Updated yearly with new texts 
  • Each text is provided in its original language and in translation
  • Translations are searchable
  • Numerous filters (author, title, subject, language, etc.)
  • Multilingual interface (English, French, German, and Italian)
Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39451
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Cold War Intelligence Online: The Secret War Between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991

Description

This collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Documents included comprise 21,700 pages and were obtained from archival sources as well as through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, submitted to more than two dozen U.S. government agencies. A substantial portion of these documents have been released only since January 2012.

More than half of the documents were obtained from various record groups held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Many of the other documents were obtained from the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan Presidential Libraries. The collection also includes a series of documents on joint U.S.-British intelligence operations, obtained from the National Archives of the United Kingdom. Additional sources include the CIA's CREST database, the Hoover Institution Archives, the Library of Congress, the George C. Marshall Research Library, and the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial Library.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30928
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Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1880-1930

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, INS Records, History Vault Immigration
Description

Records of the INS, 1880-1930 presents the investigations made during the massive immigration wave at the turn of the 20th century. The files cover Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, to California, Hawaii, and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930; and European immigration. There are also extensive files on the INS's regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens. The collection is broken down as follows:

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 1: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1906-1913

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 1: Supplement: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1898-1941

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 2: Mexican Immigration, 1906-1930

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 3: Ellis Island, 1900-1933

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 4: European Investigations, 1898-1936
 
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 5: Prostitution and White Slavery, 1902-1933
 
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 6: Suppression of Aliens, 1906-1930
 
Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration
 
 
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30747
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Literaturdokumentation zur Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas

Description


The database collects all title data of the literature on the history of East Central Europe since 1998. The database collects monographs, article in refereed journals and edited volumes and online-publications that are of importance for research on East Central Europe, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary.

The average growth is about 40,000 records/year.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10971
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World Newspaper Archive

Alternative Titles
African Newspapers, East European Newspapers, Latin American Newspapers, South Asian Newspapers
America's Historical Newspapers
Description

World Newspaper Archive is a fully-searchable, digital collection of historical newspapers newspapers from around the world. It includes a gradually expanding digitized backfiles of 19th and 20th century newspapers from Africa (1800-1922), East Europe (1835-1922), Latin America and Latin America Series 2 (1805-1922) and South Asia (1864-1922). As the project expands, it will grow to include newspapers from the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Follow the links above to see title lists for each collection.

 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1800s - 1900s
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10385
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FBIS: Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

Alternative Titles
Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1941-1996
FBIS
Description

Provides CIA translations of newswires and broadcast services from around the world in full-text from 1941-1996.

"The United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence." -- Readex.

For full text after 1996, see World News Connection.

FBIS available on microfiche in the Graduate Library, MICRO-F X208 to X215.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1941 - 1996 Covers eight regions: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Caribbean, Middle/Near East, North American and South America.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10309
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Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies

Alternative Titles
RASB, INION
Description

Contains citations, many with abstracts, to humanities and social sciences books, manuscripts, dissertations, and articles from over 12,500 periodicals published primarily in Russia, the republics of the former Soviet Union, and countries in Eastern Europe. Topics covered include archaeology, economics, history, law, linguistics, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and much more.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - Also covers a few publications from before 1980.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10159
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WorldCat

Alternative Titles
World Cat, OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, Research Libraries Group, RLIN, Research Libraries Information Network
Description

Combined catalog describing over 360 million books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in 470 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 25,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, 40 national libraries, and selected libraries from 170 countries worldwide). Incorporates all records from the former Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (also known as RLIN, the Research Libraries Information Network).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10075
Mobile Version
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Historical Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
HAFT
Description

Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. The database indexes more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.

 

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1955-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9993
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ProQuest Research Library

Alternative Titles
PQRL
Description

Indexes over 5,000 journals and magazines covering all fields and topics, academic and popular, beginning as early as 1971.  Provides full text for articles from over 3,600 of these journals and magazines.  Includes a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas extensively.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1971 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9851
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