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Europa World of Learning

Alternative Titles
World of Learning
Description
"The International Guide to the Academic World": A directory of universities, libraries, learned societies, research institutes, museums, galleries, international cultural, scientific and educational organizations, etc., in all countries worldwide.
Type
Directory
Coverage
Current Edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8873
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network)

Alternative Titles
InfoEd SPIN
Description

Detailed and up-to-the-minute information about more than 11,000 federal, non-federal, and international funding opportunities from 2,500+ sponsoring agencies. Targeted primarily to institutions of higher education.

Type
Directory
Coverage
Current edition. Each funding opportunity is updated on SPIN as the sponsoring agency comes out with updated or revised information, which is typically on an annual basis.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8871
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Thesaurus.com

Alternative Titles
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, 3rd ed.; Rogets Twenty-First Century Thesaurus, Third Edition
Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget
Description

Searchable online version of Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus (3rd edition, 2005), based on Peter Mark Roget's classic Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.  Provides brief definitions of words, with lists of other words with similar meanings (synonyms).

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Third Edition of 2005 (updated 2009)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8865
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Oxford Reference Online

Alternative Titles
ORO
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Includes subject reference works in the humanities, social sciences, and science.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Includes latest editions of reference works published in recent years.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8863
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary

Alternative Titles
MWU, MWUD, Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, MWCD, MWCT, MWCD&T, MWCD+T
Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, Spanish-English, French-English, Concise Encyclopedia
Description
Provides 700,000 definitions of 476,000 words, including 5,000 new entries added since the publication of the most recent print edition, plus:  etymologies; illustrative quotations from skilled writers and additional example sentences to clarify meanings; synonyms and antonyms; usage guidance for commonly misused words; nearly 1,000 pictorial illustrations; audio pronunciations; and expanded & advanced search features including access to the Merriam-Webster citation files 
 
Incorporates other Merriam-Webster reference works including the Collegiate® Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Encyclopedia; Medical, Spanish-English, and French-English Dictionaries.
Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Continuously updated edition. Based on Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8847
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Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE)

Alternative Titles
DOSE, Dictionary of Substances and their Effects
Description

A comprehensive compilation of peer-reviewed health and environmental data on several thousand chemical substances. Includes biological, ecological and toxicological risks, hazards, and effects data and regulatory limits for the substances.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Second edition of 1999.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8841
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive (full access)

Alternative Titles
USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
Visual History Archive
Shoah VHA
Description

The Visual History Archive contains 52,000 digitized video interviews with holocaust survivors. Interviewees are primarily Jewish Survivors, though the archive also includes interviews with gay/lesbian, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma (Gypsy) survivors, liberators and Nuremberg trial participants. The interviews were conducted in 56 different countries, in 32 different languages and is the most extensive resource of its type. Each interview is fully indexed and allows a viewer to search for relevant portions of interviews.

The Visual History Archive is only accessible on the UM Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. If you are off campus, please see the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive Online (www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/995241) which allows searching of the full database and access to a small number of sample testimonies in English. 

Type
Video
Coverage
Interviews collected between 1994-2000.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8835
Access
Authorized UM users (no guest access)Authorized UM users (no guest access)
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iPoll

Alternative Titles
iPoll (Roper Center for Public Opinion Research)
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Description
Polling data from nearly 400,000 questions asked on national public opinion surveys. Searchable by keyword, polling organization, and date. May not work with Internet Explorer on computers with Windows NT.
Type
Statistics
Coverage
1935-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8831
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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LexisNexis Academic

Alternative Titles
Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA
Description

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services, broadcast media transcripts, and trade/news magazines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - (but varies by title) Over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
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Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

Description
Provides 3000+ peer-reviewed articles, images, a glossary of terms, news, and some multimedia files on a wide variety of life sciences topics.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Released 2001, continuously updated, from Grove/Macmillan Publishing
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8819
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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