General Information Sources

Grand Robert Dictionary

Alternative Titles
Le Grand Robert Dictionary
Description
The complete version of Le Grand Robert de la langue française in its latest edition: 86 000 articles, 100 000 words, 350 000 meanings, 410 000 use examples.
Type
Dictionary
Coverage
current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11103
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

MyiLibrary

Description
MyiLibrary is an electronic platform that offers library users access to some of the most topical and current e-books available today. Users can access a wide range of research, reference and reading materials online from any location. Users can search across many e-books or conduct searches within a particular e-book.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Books from a variety of publishers and subjects, usually recent publications.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11011
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Gale Directory Library

Alternative Titles
GDL
Description

Provides combined access to five different directories published annually: Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations; Gale Directory of Publications & Broadcast Media; Publishers Directory; Research Centers Directory; and Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans.

Type
Directory
Coverage
2010 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10999
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

SPIE E-Books

Alternative Titles
Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers
Description

Online source for three valuable series of SPIE Press titles in optics and photonics: * SPIE Press Monographs are authoritative reference books, textbooks, and handbooks. * Tutorial Texts cover fundamental and emerging topics at introductory and intermediate levels. * Field Guides present key information that students and practicing engineers and scientists need in a concise format. SPIE eBooks launched with 120 books in January 2010; 15 to 20 new titles and editions will be added during the year. As new books are published, they will be available in SPIE eBooks first.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
E-books from 1991 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10945
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

New Yorker

Alternative Titles
The New Yorker, NewYorker, TNY
OpinionArchives, Opinion Archives
Description

Online access to all issues of one of the premier literary-intellectual magazines in the English language.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Includes full text of every article from every issue published since The New Yorker began publication. 1925 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10951
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Alternative Titles
DIB
Description
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10909
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

New York Review of Books

Alternative Titles
NYRB
OpinionArchives, Opinion Archives
Description
Online access to all issues of one of the premier literary-intellectual magazines in the English language. Publishes 20 issues per year comprised of essays and reviews of books and the arts, including music, theater, dance, and film, many by writers who are themselves major forces in world literature and thought.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Includes full text of every article from every issue published since the NYRB began publication. 1963 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10813
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Wiley Online Library

Alternative Titles
Wiley Interscience, Wiley-Blackwell, WI, WOL, WBOL
Description

Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It provides integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases, many of which are purchased by MLibrary and accessible to current students, faculty and staff of the University of Michigan.  Included are the online journals and books previously published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd., which merged with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2007.

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Coverage varies by title.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10771
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Union Catalogue of Incunabula

Alternative Titles
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke
Description
This database appears in conjunction with the print edition of the ‘Union Catalogue of Incunabula’ (Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke) which lists all 15th century prints in alphabetical order. The print edition of the catalogue has been published since 1925 by the Hiersemann publishing house. There are currently eleven volumes, detailing all incunabula from ‘Abbey of the Holy Ghost’ to ‘Hord, Jobst.’
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10699
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

ebrary Academic Complete

Alternative Titles
ebrary
Description

A growing and changing collection of 110,000+ e-books in many different academic subject areas, ebrary Academic Complete 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).

Laptop/Desktop Computers:  You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. This free software is different from Adobe Reader.  A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to another device. It is NOT required to read ebooks on a laptop or desktop computer.

Mobile Access:  ebrary is retiring its dedicated mobile app as of August 4, 2014. You can now use Bluefire. To download the Bluefire app 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).

Printing/Downloading:  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. For information on whether or not a book is downloadable and how many pages are available for copying and/or printing, look at the individual ebook's detail page.

Accessibility Mode:  For users with accessibility issues, ebrary supports Accessibility Mode.  The Accessibility Mode page describes how to turn on Accessibility mode and how the operations change when you use Accessibility mode.  For information on Accessibility Mode go to:  http://site.ebrary.com/lib/umich/help.action   and search for:  accessibility.  

Enabling the Screen Reader for the Visually Impaired:  The ebrary QuickView reader display does not include documents text that can be read by screen readers (such as JAWS). This is true even if you have selected accessibility mode.  To enable the screen reader access for QuickView, the library needs to request access on your behalf.  If you need ebrary access for a screen reader, please contact Pam MacKintosh (pmackin@umich.edu).  She will contact ebrary to request screen reader access for you. After ebrary support staff has modified your account, log in with your user name.  When you choose to display a document in QuickView, the document content becomes available to the screen reader and can be traversed with the screen reader commands you are accustomed to.

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Assorted academic books originally published from 1628 to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10677
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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