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Music and Performing Arts (Alexander Street Press)

Alternative Titles
Music & Performing Arts
Description

Music Online is a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press, including American Song, Classical Music Library, Jazz Music Library,  Smithsonian Global Sound, Classical Music in Video, Opera in Video, Dance in Video, Theatre in Video, Silent Film Online, and New World Cinema.

Type
Audio
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11281
Access
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World History in Video

Description

Upon completion, World History in Video will contain over 1750 documentary films and newsreels (over 1000 hours) of significant events in world history, in streaming video. Each film includes a transcript; many include filmmaker biography and notes. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, good for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11261
Access
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American History in Video

Description

Upon completion, American History in Video will contain over 5700 documentary films and newsreels (over 2000 hours) of significant events in U.S. history, in streaming video. Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, good for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Coverage
Videos cover topics that occurred in 1492-2001. 1898-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11263
Access
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Chicago Manual of Style Online

Alternative Titles
CMOS Online, Chi Manual, Turabian, CMS
Description

Provides searchable online access to the 16th (2010) and 15th (2003) editions of the standard style manual, as well as a downloadable facsimile of the first edition (1906). Also includes Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide, and Chicago Style Q&A (editors' answers to questions submitted by readers, updated monthly).

Type
Handbook
Coverage
16th Edition (2010), 15th Edition (2003), First Edition (1906).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11231
Access
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Picture Post Historical Archive

Description
The complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957 - all digitized from originals in full colour. Provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things – from boys rolling a tyre, to a view of a postwar bedsit, to young women on a rollercoaster – all caught in a single moment in time.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1938-1957
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11225
Access
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Illustrated London News

Description
A full facsimile run of the illustrated newspaper, 1842-2003. Includes over 260,000 pages, including specials and presentation pieces.
Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1842-2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11223
Access
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International Directory of Philosophy

Alternative Titles
IDP
Directory of American Philosophers
International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers
Description

Online database containing information on university philosophy departments and programs, philosophical societies, associations, research centers and institutes, journals, and philosophy publishers around the world. Successor to two standard print directories published since 1970: Directory of American Philosophers, and International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers. Includes: names and contact information for 28,000 philosophers; 3,000 university departments & programs; 1,000 philosophy journals; 420 societies & associations; 350 research centers & institutes; and 700 philosophy publishers worldwide.

Type
Directory
Coverage
Current edition. Updated continuously.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11209
Access
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CAIRN

Description
Created in 2005 by four publishers and Belgian public partners, along with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, CAIRN offers the most comprehensive collection of French and Belgian journals available online. The University of Michigan has subscribed to the French Studies bouquet, which covers topics in General Interest, History, Literature, and Philosophy, and includes such publishers as PUF, Belin, Vrin, La Découverte, and Les Belles Lettres. Several journals of interest are Revue française d'histoire des idées politiques, Dix-septième siècle, Le Français aujourd'hui, and Médiévales. These e-journals have been cataloged in Mirlyn.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11165
Access
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London Review of Books

Alternative Titles
LRB, Lon Rev Bks
Description
Online access to all articles in all issues of the literary magazine with the largest circulation in Europe. Publishes intellectual essays combining topicality with depth and scholarship with good writing, on topics ranging from political commentary to science, ancient history, literary criticism and social anthropology. Publishes 24 issues per year, each containing up to 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers and journalists, along with shorter art and film reviews, poems, and letters to the editor.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Includes full text of every article from every issue published since the LRB began publication. 1979 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11157
Access
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Brill Online Reference Works

Alternative Titles
Brill Online
Description

Cross-search many of Brill's online reference works in African Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, European Studies, Jewish Studies, Medieval Studies, Near Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies including: African Studies Companion Online; Africa Yearbook Online; The Brill Dictionary of Religion; Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World; Brill's Encyclopedia of China; Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism; Brockelmann Online; Coptic Gnostic Library; Encyclopaedia of Islam (First Edition, Second Edition, Third Edition); Encyclopaedia of Judaism; Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles; Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān; Encyclopedia Islamica; Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Arabic Language & Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Christianity; Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World; Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage; Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle; Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures; History of Afghanistan; New Jacoby; New Pauly; Religion Past and Present; Supplementum Epigraphicum Graeceum

Type
Search Engine
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11119
Access
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