General Information Sources

NewsBank

Alternative Titles
News Bank
Description
Access to 11 databases from NewsBank, Inc., including: Access World News [full text newspapers, 1990s-present]; AccessUN [index of United Nations documents, 1944-present]; Archive of Americana, combining America's Historical Newspapers with Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800) and Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) [digitized American books 1639-1819]; Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports and Electronic Index [translated from foreign language news sources, 1974-1996]; Hispanic American Newspapers; and World Newspaper Archive, combining America's Historical Newspapers with Latin American Newspapers.
Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8795
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation

Description

Comprising hundreds of titles written during the 16th and 17th centuries, the DLCR will give researchers immediate, Web-based access to hundreds of hard-to-find works, including papal documents, synodal decrees, catechisms, confessors’ manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises, sacred drama, liturgical works, inquisitorial manuals, preaching guides, accounts of saints’ lives, and devotional works. Included are digital facsimiles and searchable full-text, in a variety of languages.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
16th & 17th centuries
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8779
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

U of M Papyrus Collection

Alternative Titles
University of Michigan Papyrus Collection
MLibrary Papyrology Collection
Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS)
Description

Includes links to the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS), an integrated virtual library of papyri held by U-M, Duke, Princeton, and Berkeley, plus digital facsimiles of papyri in the U-M collection, online exhibits, and more.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
300 B.C. - 800 A.D.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8767
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Birds of North America

Alternative Titles
BNA
Description
Online interactive version (with linked citations, digital images, and full video and sound) of the Birds of North America, the definitive US scientific reference on the 700+ breeding birds of North America. First housed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, BNA was initiated as an 18-volume print reference in the early 1990's under the guidance of the American Ornithologists Union and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Searchable by species, topic, or keyword. Each species account covers the life details, behaviors, migration information, maps of breeding and wintering ranges, all habitat descriptions, and conservation and management guidelines. All information is regularly updated with the latest research findings from the leading researchers for each species. Uses streaming RealPlayer for audio (bird songs and calls) and QuickTime for video.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated regularly.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8757
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

ProQuest

Alternative Titles
ProQuest (all databases combined)
Pro Quest, ProQuest Direct
CSA Illumina, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Description

Combined access to 50+ ProQuest databases, including full text journals, historical newspapers and corporate reports, and specialized indexes for many different fields, including: Arts, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Literature & Language, News & Current Events, Science, Social Sciences, and Dissertations & Theses. Among the included databases: ABI/INFORM, American Periodicals Series (APS), Environmental Science & Pollution Management, Ethnic NewsWatch, OxResearch, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Historical Annual Reports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Technology Collection, and Zoological Record Plus. Includes all databases from CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts). 

Type
Article Index
Database
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Search Engine
Text Collection
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8749
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Oxford English Dictionary (Third Edition)

Alternative Titles
OED
OED, 3rd Ed.; OED3; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
OED, 3rd Ed.; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
Historical Thesaurus of the OED
Description

New web version of the most complete and authoritative dictionary of the English language. Provides definitions, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present, from across the English-speaking world, with over 3 million quotations documenting how and when they have been used over time. Also incorporates the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, where words are arranged by their meaning rather than alphabetically.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Third Edition (in progress since 2000), with Second Edition (1989) entries (gradually being replaced).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8747
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

Alternative Titles
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Description

Derived from the highly classic Oxford Dictionary of Music, this concise edition is a mine of information for lovers of music of all periods and styles. Providing thousands of entries on musical terms, works, composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras, the dictionary's coverage is exceptional, giving comprehensive work-lists for major composers, detailed entries on living composers and performers, important ballets and operas, as well as descriptions of musical instruments and their histories.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8755
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Description

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organizations involved in the dance world. It embraces the new activity within traditional forms like ballet as well as the stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers and the many dance forms imported from the rest of the world. There is information on classical ballet, Spanish flamenco, Indian Bharata Natyam, Japanese Butoh, and jazz. The volume also covers post-modern dance, examining everything from Balanchine to recent practitioners of Eurocrash, minimalism, and contact improvisation. Ranging from the history of music to the changing design of the ballet shoe, this is a comprehensive dictionary compiled by two leading authorities on dance.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8753
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Alternative Titles
DLB
Description
Contains full text essays outlining the lives and careers of American and British authors from all eras and genres and summarizing the critical response to their work. Includes lists of principal works by, and further readings about each author profiled.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current cumulative edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8737
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Dissertations & Theses @ CIC Institutions (Big Ten Universities)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, PQDT
Dissertations@CIC
Dissertation Abstracts, Diss. Abs., Diss Abs
Description

ProQuest/UMI's database of dissertations from the 14 universities in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) consortium (the 12 members of the Big Ten athletic conference plus the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago). A subset of the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database with full-text of most* CIC/Big Ten dissertations (including University of Michigan dissertations) filed since 1997.  Describes nearly all dissertations and selected master theses filed at CIC/Big Ten universities. Includes abstracts written by the authors for all dissertations from 1980 to the present.

*Authors of dissertations have the right to restrict access to the full text of their dissertation from all ProQuest databases and document delivery services if they so choose.  Some publishers recommend or require blocking of access to the full text of a dissertation as a condition of publishing a revised version of a dissertation as a scholarly book.

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1876 - (citations); 1980 - (abstracts); 1997 - (full text)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8733
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Pages

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