General Information Sources

ebrary

Alternative Titles
ebrary Academic Complete
ebrary Public Library Complete
Description

ebrary includes access to ebrary Academic Complete (70,000+ academic ebooks), ebrary Public Library Complete (27,000+ public library ebook titles), and individual books purchased on the ebrary platform.

ebrary Academic Complete is a growing and changing collection of 70,000+ e-books in many different academic subject areas. It includes mainly secondary works from university presses and other academic publishers first published in recent decades, but also selected classic works dating as far back as William Harvey's Circulation of the Blood, originally published in 1628.  Nearly all works are in the English language, though some are in other European languages (German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch).

ebrary Public Library Complete is a collection of 27,000+ ebooks in topics such as literature and poetry, career information, arts and leisure (art, cooking, photography, crafts, television & film, music, sports, travel), practical life skills (home repair, parenting, personal finance, pets, and real estate), personal health, school and studying, and children's books.  The collection includes nearly 5,000 titles in Spanish, including literature, history, and translations of English literature into Spanish.

ebrary content can be downloaded using the free Adobe Digital Editions software to most devices including the Nook, iPad, iPhone, etc., but not the Kindle or Kobo Vox.  For instructions go to: support.ebrary.com/category/english/download.

ebrary is retiring its dedicated mobile app as of August 4, 2014. You can now use Bluefire. To download the Bluefire app simply visit the App Store (http://links.proquest.mkt5049.com/ctt?kn=2&ms=NDY0ODMyNjAS1&r=MzU0Njg3NDY5MTUS1&b=0&j=NDgyMjA5MTg2S0&mt=1&rt=0) or Google Play (http://links.proquest.mkt5049.com/ctt?kn=3&ms=NDY0ODMyNjAS1&r=MzU0Njg3NDY5MTUS1&b=0&j=NDgyMjA5MTg2S0&mt=1&rt=0).

Note:  Printing and downloading from most of these books is limited to a maximum of "up to 60 pages" per book, or less--the page number limit for printing and downloading varies from book to book, and may be as low as 10 pages.  Currently, there is no way to tell whether the printing/downloading page number limit for a particular book is less than the standard 60 page maximum other than by trying to print or download a certain number of pages and seeing if you get an error message or not.  The dialog box that appears when printing or downloading always states (sometimes misleadingly) that a "maximum of 60 pages" applies, even when in fact the maximum is lower.  For more information, see the ebrary Support Center website.

 

 

 

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1628-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11549
More Information
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Online Index to Hatcher Graduate Library Reference Books

Alternative Titles
HathiTrust Digital Library: UMich Hatcher Graduate Reference
Grad Ref, GL Ref, GLRF
Description

This "featured collection" in the HathiTrust Digital Library makes it possible to search the full text of most of the print books in the Hatcher Graduate Library's Reference Collection (about 7,500 works in about 15,000 print volumes), including most of the books shelved in the Reference Reading Room and at the Information and Reference Center on the second floor. 

For the 20% of materials covered that are in the public domain, the full text of the reference work can be viewed online.  The other 80% of works covered that remain in copyright are "Search Only," meaning that the full text cannot be viewed online, but search results indicate on which page(s) of the volume a match with the search terms occurs, so one can then retrieve the print volume and know to what page(s) to turn to locate the search terms in the printed text. 

Note:  No reference works published since 2010 are covered by this index.  Neither are reference works that the library has acquired only in online form.  This is an index to print reference works only.

 

Type
Article Index
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Handbook
Search Engine
Statistics
Coverage
Selected print reference books published between 1850 and 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11513
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Global Information Week 2014

Global Information Week provides events and a venue for students to reflect on globalization and its effect on their lives. The University Library is not only a place for research, but also a vibrant social center, particularly for undergraduates, where connections and contacts are made. Whether it be through student panels, information workshops or international music performances, Global Information Week offers students a chance to connect with the world. 

This week of events is sponsored by MLibrary in conjunction with the LSA Theme Semester India in the World

 

Global Information Resources Workshop - India

Date: Wednesday March 19,  4 - 5:30pm

Location: Room 4041, 4th floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library

Traveling to India for an internship or study abroad experience? Just as you need to pack your bags, it’s important to gather and “pack” information to better prepare you for your trip abroad. Topics include locating books and articles at the Library, resources on Indian culture and etiquette, country profile websites and news databases.

Register at: https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/global-information-resources-india-2/

 

World Cafe Discussion: The Experience of Students from South Asian Heritage at the University of Michigan

Dates: Thursday March 20, Noon - 1:30pm

Location: Room 100Hatcher Graduate Library 

Join us for a participatory discussion about the lived experience of students from South Asian heritage at the U of M. Lunch will be provided including vegetarian options. All University community members are 
invited to attend. 
 
 
This event is sponsored by the India in the World Theme semester and the University Library.
If you have questions or comments please contact the event organizers at worldcafe2014@umich.edu
 

Curators' Tour of the Maps and Map Making in India Exhibit

Date: Friday, March 21, 2 - 3pm

Location: Clark Library, 2nd Floor Hatcher Library    

Join Tim Utter, Manager of the Clark Library and Jeff Martin, Librarian for South Asian Studies for a curators' tour of the "Maps and Map Making in India Exhibit". For more information about the exhibit click here

 

JHARHAA (roots) - Photos of Northern India Digital Exhibit

Date: March 17 - 21

Location: Digital Screens, Bert's Study Lounge, Shapiro Undergraduate Library 

Digital exhibit of photographs taken by Gurpreet Rana, Library Global Health Coordinator, during a recent trip to Northern India. 

 

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Biographies Plus Illustrated is currently unavailable.

As part of the acquisition of the H.W. Wilson Company by EBSCO, the Biographies Plus Illustrated database has been discontinued, and will be folded in to other biographical databases published by EBSCO.  As these other databases become available, they will be evaluated by the University Library.  We hope to be able to restore online access to the content of Wilson's Biographies Plus Illustrated in the near future.

In the meantime, we recommend using the following biographical resources instead:

Biography in Context

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Biography Index: Past and Present

Additional online biographical resources can be accessed at: 

Databases:  People (Biography and Contact Information)

 

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CultureGrams

Alternative Titles
Culture Grams
Description

CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features:  images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more. The World Edition includes 208 country-specific reports. These provide complete coverage of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies.

Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. Writers are selected for their education, knowledge of a national language, experience with different regions and socioeconomic groups, recent residency in the country, and access to current information.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated twice a year. Provides cultural information on more than 200 countries.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11387
More Information
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
Subjects

Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier, PQHN: PC
Courier, Pittsburgh New Courier, New Courier, New Pittsburgh Courier
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1911 - 2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11385
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News, PQHN: NYAN
New York Star & Amsterdam News, New York Amsterdam Star-News
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1922 - 1993
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11383
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel, PQHN: LAS
Eastside News
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1934 - 2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11381
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World, PQHN: ADW
Atlanta World
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1931 - 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11379
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Looking for World Book Online?

After reviewing the use and cost of World Book Online in comparison to other resources we have available online, the University Library decided to cancel our online subscription to World Book Encyclopedia effective November 1, 2011.

The University Library provides online access to several other resources that have content similar to what can be found in World Book:

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (also available in Mobile version)

Academic Edition, with ten times the content of the free web version, including hundreds of articles not found in the print edition, plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year (1994- ), with thousands of web links selected by editors.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Provides online access to the complete full text of over 100 reference works from Gale, Macmillan, and other publishers, including an extensive collection of subject specific encyclopedias.

In addition, World Book Encyclopedia is still available in print format in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library reference collection.

If you have questions or concerns about this decision, please contact the University Library’s General Reference & Popular Press Electronic Resources Team at grpp@umich.edu

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