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.
A searchable database of all Greek texts from Homer to A.D. 600, and many texts dating to the period between A.D. 600 and the fall of Byzantium in 1453. The database contains more than 105 million words from over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors and is constantly updated and improved with new features and texts. Note: Individual registration required for advanced features.
Includes over 100 texts by major philosophers and political thinkers from ancient Greece to the 19th century--Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, many 18th and 19th century English philosophers (Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Mill, et. al.), and others.
NOTE: this is an older version of Past Masters which does not contain new, added content. Please see the InteLex version for our complete holdings of electronic texts from Past Masters.
Scottish Women Poets contains full text of some 60 volumes of poetry from approximately 50 poets such as Agnes Lyon, Carolina Oliphant, Catherine Ward, Dorothea Primrose Campbell, Frances Chadwick, Margaretta Wedderburn, Jessie Stewart. Also included are bio-biographical sketches of most authors, a bibliography of essays and critical works, and a guide to web resources. Other content includes:
- A critical introduction establishing the critical and historical context for the poetry in this archive.
- A bibliographical introduction and a general bibliography.
- A bibliographical essay about the primary and secondary texts and criticism pertaining to Scottish women poets in this period, including links to Web resources where available.
- Selected secondary critical essays and reviews by major scholars such as Catherine Burroughs, Stephen Behrendt, Kari Lokke, Dorothy MacMillan, Donna Landry, Bridget Keegan, and Adriana Craciun.
Combined access to six databases containing full text of historical American books, newspapers & periodicals:
America's Historical Imprints, including Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800) and Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
Afro-Americana Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1535-1922
America's Historical Newspapers, including Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995
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