General Information Sources

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

Access World News [NewsBank]

Alternative Titles
America's Newspapers
AWN
Description

Full text of over 600 U.S. newspapers and over 260 English language newspapers from other countries worldwide.  Includes Detroit News (1999- ) and many other Michigan newspapers, Chicago Sun-Times, The Times (London), etc.  Includes text only--no photos, charts or ads.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1999 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8555
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Concise Medical Dictionary

Description

This best-selling and market-leading dictionary contains over 12,000 clear and concise entries. Written by a team of medical experts, the entries are accessible and jargon-free, and complemented by over 140 illustrations and diagrams. The 8th edition has also been expanded in many areas, with particular attention paid to pharmacology, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, ethics, nephrology, and psychiatry.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
2002 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8519
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

AIP Scitation (American Institute of Physics)

Description
Provides full-text access to recent volumes of scholarly journals in physics and engineering published by the American Institute of Physics.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Varies by journal title
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8525
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals

Alternative Titles
ACS Journals
Description
Provides full-text access to scholarly journals in chemistry and chemical engineering published or hosted by the American Chemical Society.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
varies by title
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8523
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Ullmann's Industrial Chemistry

Alternative Titles
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
Description
Nearly 1000 articles covering all aspects of the science and technology of industrial chemistry. Features include full search capabilities, hyperlinked cross-references, and keyword, author, and CAS registry number indexes.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Electronic version of 6th Edition (1998)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8511
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Pages

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