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Encyclopedia of World Biography, Vol. 24

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of World Biography, Vol. 24 (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10225
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FIAF Index to Film Periodicals

Alternative Titles
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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PolicyArchive

Alternative Titles
Policy Archive
Description

“PolicyArchive is an innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. It makes use of the power, efficiency, and economy of modern Internet technology to collect and disseminate summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research.”

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10221
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World of Sports Science

Alternative Titles
World of Sports Science (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
World of Sport Science
Description

World of Sports Science includes the theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on topics such as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries. 2 v. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2007
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10219
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Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures

Alternative Titles
Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A two-volume biographical resource for professional sports figures. Presents over 600 entries covering a who's who of American sports, including athletes, coaches, owners, and media personalities. Each entry provides a brief introduction, photo, detailed biography, career highlights, and a bibliography. For general readers. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10217
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Notable Sports Figures

Alternative Titles
Notable Sports Figures (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Take a close look at the people in sports who have captured attention because of success on the playing field, or controversy off the playing field. It features biographies on more than 600 people from around the world and throughout history who have had an impact not only on their sport, but also on the society and culture of their times. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10209
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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

Alternative Titles
AccessScience @ McGraw-Hill, Access Science
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (GVRL)
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description
Provides thorough, up-to-date overviews of a broad range of contemporary scientific and technical topics, including the latest developments in nearly 100 fields, and well-illustrated, detailed coverage of major discoveries, breakthroughs, and milestones. Contains more than 7,000 articles by 5,000 contributors, with 12,000 digitally prepared illustrations. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Tenth Edition of 2007.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10207
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Alternative Titles
GVRL
Description

Provides online access to the complete full text of over 100 reference works from Gale, Macmillan, and other publishers. Includes: African American Almanac, Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Datapedia of the U.S., Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia Judaica, Encylopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, World Press Encyclopedia, and many more. Articles can be displayed in HTML with active hyperlinks, or as PDF facsimiles of pages from the original print edition. Individual titles are arranged by subject category (see keywords below), and also appear in Search Tools and Mirlyn separately. Searching can be done within an individual title, or across the entire collection.

Type
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Recent editions.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10205
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Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

Description

The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts (CPT) gives researchers immediate, Web-based access to hundreds of often hard-to-find works, never before published in a single collection. The texts are indexed and marked up to the highest quality digital standards, giving easy access to the full range of authors whose writings shaped and defined the Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Anabaptist traditions.

With more than 1,200 volumes in all, including the opera omnia of numerous major writers (Luther, Calvin, Melanchthon, Zwingli, William Perkins, and Johannes Cocceius, among others), the CPT is the largest collection of Protestant writings ever assembled, and the only such searchable electronic resource. Users will find works by the familiar and the not-so-familiar: Beza, Bucer, Bullinger, Chemnitz, Episcopius, Thomas Firmin, Stephen Nye, Oecolampadius, Menno Simons, Peter Vermigli, and hundreds more. Complementing the theological writings is an extensive selection of confessional documents, biblical commentaries, polemical treatises, catechisms, and liturgical works.

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
16th & 17th centuries
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10201
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HathiTrust Digital Library

Alternative Titles
Hathi Trust Digital Library, HTDL, HT
Big Ten/CIC Shared Digital Repository
Description

A massive digital library bringing together materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, libraries at HathiTrust partner institutions, and other commercial digitization schemes.  Includes searchable access to over 9 million volumes, including over 5 million books and over 240,000 serial publications, with full text access to 27% of these materials (over 2.5 million volumes).

Type
Catalog
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Digital copies of library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10197
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