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WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

Alternative Titles
WorldCat Dissertations and Theses (OCLC)
OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC), World Cat, WCDT
RLG Union Catalog, RLIN
Description
A subset of the WorldCat union catalog database containing over 8 million records describing dissertations, theses, and published material based on theses held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN). Includes many titles from European countries not included in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held dissertations and theses published from the 16th century to the present.) 1570 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10193
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International Encyclopedia of Communication

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia for Communications, International Encyclopedia of Communications
Intl Encyclopedia of Communication
Description
Published in association with the International Communication Association (ICA), the encyclopedia contains over 1300 entries that range across academic disciplines. Useful for topics in communication studies, sociology, psychology, information science, public policy and linguistics, among others.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10189
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Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Description
The 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource, now published by Gale, provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10187
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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy

Alternative Titles
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Articles explore everything from Albert Einstein, seismic energy, and acid rain, to lasers and building design. The Encyclopedia supports the curriculum in earth science, chemistry and life sciences, social studies, political science and more. 3 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10185
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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

Alternative Titles
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

Covering all aspects of death and dying -- biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious, and philosophical -- the 2-vol. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying also provides a deep historical and cross-cultural perspective through the ages. 2 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10183
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International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Includes articles specific to countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change. 4 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10179
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Human Rights Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Human Rights Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
The Human Rights Encyclopedia was compiled with special emphasis on the impact of the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. It provides a country-by-country analysis of over 175 nations and their approach to human rights, followed by detailed examinations of such crucial topics as torture, slavery, asylum, genocide, hostages, indigenous peoples, freedom of the press, and the right to education. 3 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10175
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ASTM Digital Library

Description

ASTM Digital Library provides searching and full-text access to ASTM Special Technical Publications (STPs) and Journal of ASTM International, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Journal of Forensic Science, Journal of Composites, Technology and Research, and Journal of Cement, Concrete, and Aggregates.

Type
E-Book(s)
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10171
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Dance in Video

Description

Dance in Video contains nearly 500 hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances from top ballet companies, experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes, documentaries by and about leading choreographers, videos on dance training, and other items covering a wide range of 20th century dance styles.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10149
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Opera in Video

Description

Opera in Video contains 300 opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon. Performances cover the full range of operatic composition, from the Baroque to the 20th century. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10151
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