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Early American Fiction 1789-1850

Description
Chadwyck-Healey has partnered with the University of Virginia Library, who in 1996 received a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to digitise and publish on the Web 560 rare volumes of early American fiction. Called Early American Fiction 1789–1850, the resulting collection provides electronic texts of a well-defined and comprehensive corpus of early American fiction. The texts chosen for the project include first printings of works by James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other novels and short stories. The collection also includes what has been recognised as the first American novel, William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy, and extremely rare items such as the American printing of Susanna Haswell Rowson's Charlotte and Joseph Holt Ingraham's Alice May or The Lost of Mount Auburn. A complete list of titles included in the collection is available in the bibliography. In total, Early American Fiction 1789–1850 comprises 421 titles in 560 volumes by 81 authors, containing more than 125,000 pages.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8639
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Alternative Titles
SEP
Description

A refereed, open access encyclopedia with in-depth articles on a random array of several hundred philosophical topics, most with a Western and analytic perspective.  A partially complete work-in-progress, with articles added as contributors finish them, and many topics not yet covered.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Latest quarterly edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8615
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Vanderbilt University Television News Archive

Description
The collection includes nightly news programs broadcast by the national television networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) since August 5, 1968, and a daily news program from CNN since 1995. Archive staff write abstracts of each story within a regular news program, which are fully searchable in the TV-NewsSearch database. Individuals throughout the world may make requests for video tape loans for reference, study, classroom instruction, and research. Users pay fees for tape loans to cover the costs of providing this service. Computers on campus will also display streaming video from CNN broadcasts using RealOne.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
1968-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8621
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Philosophy Documentation Center Collection

Alternative Titles
Philosophy Online, POIESIS: Philosophy Serials Online
Philosophy Documentation Center's E-Collection, PDCC, PDCEC, PDC eCollection
Description

Provides full text searching across current, recent, and back issues of over 139 journals, book series, conference proceedings, and other publications in applied ethics, philosophy, religious studies, and related disciplines. Complete full text of articles is viewable online for the 46 of them subscribed to by U-M, including The Journal of Philosophy, The Monist, The Philosophical Review, Philosophy & Phenomenological Research, and The Review of Metaphysics. (Provides citations and abstracts only for articles from the remaining 93 titles.)

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1927 - (Varies by title)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8611
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Women Writers Online

Description

Contains over 230 texts by pre-Victorian women that can be browsed, searched and analysed. Additionally, Renaissance Women Online contains a subset of 100 WWP texts, introductions of individual works & essays on the cultural context of the period.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1400 - 1850
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8583
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

PLoS (Public Library of Science)

Alternative Titles
Public Library of Science
Description

Provides open-access peer-reviewed scientific and medical journal articles and journals. UM membership in PLoS provides UM authors discounts on author-paid article fees.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8575
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Polling the Nations

Description

Compilation of questions and responses from more than 18,000 national, state, local and special surveys from over 1700 polling organizations in the U.S. and over 100 other countries.  Survey topics include health care policy, foreign policy, the internet, immigration, religion, abortion, the economy, the European Union, presidential races, and technology.  Users can create graphs and export results to Excel.

University Library has license for eight simultaneous users, Ann Arbor campus only.

Type
Statistics
Coverage
1986-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8571
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Dictionary of Opera Characters

Alternative Titles
A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Who's Who in Opera
Description

Containing over 2,500 operatic characters, this guide gives plot synopses for over 250 operas and operettas, and details full information on each operatic role, including its creator and notable performers. Well-known personalities contribute articles on favourite roles, for example, Placido Domingo writes on the character of Otello and Janet Baker on Mary Stuart. Other contributors include Andrew Porter, Sena Jurinac, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Miller, Sir Charles Mackerras, and Marie McLaughlin revealing much about the creative process behind some of the most famous performances in opera history.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8579
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (now ProQuest)

Alternative Titles
CSA Illumina
Description

Cross-seachable access to all former CSA databases is now available on the ProQuest platform.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by individual database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8567
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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