General Information Sources

Google

Alternative Titles
Google Search
Description

Reputedly the largest search engine database providing access to material of all kinds on the Internet. Displays results in relevance order based on sites' linkages and authority.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Indexes webpages and other objects accessible via the Internet. Updated continuously.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8349
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Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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SPIE Digital Library

Description

The SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) Digital Library includes over 70,000 full-text papers from SPIE journals and proceedings published since 1990.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1990 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8339
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) Full Text

Description

Indexes over 425 scholarly and popular music periodicals from more than twenty countries, plus full text for around 140 journals. The database currently includes over 770,000 article records, the majority of which are journal articles from 1996 onward. Around 200,000 index records in IIMP Full Text are from the backfile (up to 1995) and much of this coverage commences at the first issue of the journal run, some starting as early as 1874.

IIMP Full Text covers a comprehensive range of subject areas in both scholarly and popular music journals ranging from International Journal of Music Education, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Education Journal and Musical Times to Rock and Rap Confidential and Rolling Stone. Articles examine the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition. You can find articles on a diverse array of musical genres, from the liturgical chants of medieval monks to the eclectic sounds of contemporary alternative rock musicians.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1874 - (Indexing); 1996 - (Full text)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8323
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Archive Finder

Alternative Titles
ArchivesUSA, Archives USA, National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United Kingdom and Ireland (NIDS UK/Ireland)
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC), National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS)
Description
A database listing over 200,000 manuscript and other special collections at thousands of repositories in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
Describes archival materials dated from prehistory to the present. Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8321
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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African American Biographical Database

Alternative Titles
African American Biographical Database (AABD)
AABD
Description

Provides online access to thousands of brief and extended biographies of African Americans, both famous and everyday persons, from all time periods. Based on the microfiche set Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950, with additional content.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition. (Updated bimonthly).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8319
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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MarketLine Advantage

Alternative Titles
MarkeLine Business Information Center
Description
This database is comprised of 4 major components: 1) 10,000+ Company Profiles (includes company overviews, business descriptions, company history, executive listings, and product listings); 2) 2,000+ Industry Profiles (includes 5-year historical and 5-year market forecasts, market segmentations, company/product market shares, major trends/growth points and analysis of each market's competitive landscape); 3) 50+ Country Profiles (includes a description of the country's economic performance and GDP, an assessment of the potential for development, and a detailed market and industry analysis of the country's business environment); 4) News & Comment (Datamonitor analysts' reaction to breaking industry news, including merger and acquisition activity, product launches and regulatory changes, and insight into how these issues will impact both companies and consumers). Use Policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of (name of database)."
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8313
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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ProQuest Statistical Insight

Alternative Titles
Formerly called LexisNexis Statistical Insight, LexisNexis Statistical, LexisNexis Statistical Universe
Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN
Description

Indexes and abstracts federal statistical publications since 1974, business and state government publications since 1980, and international agency publications since 1983. Provides links to full text of 15% of federal publications. 

Firefox and Internet Explorer recommended. Does not work with Safari.

Type
Statistics
Coverage
1974 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8299
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)

Alternative Titles
AHCI, A&HCI
Description

Available through Web of Science, allows searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address. Indexes 1,600 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,000 major science and social science journals.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1975 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8263
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Alternative Titles
BGMI
Description
A consolidated index to more than 12 million biographical articles appearing in English-language Who's Who-type publications, major biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, handbooks, directories and indexes. Searching Biography and Genealogy Master Index Online enables you to quickly determine which (of more than 1,000) publications you need to consult for accurate and accessible biographical information. No matter what famous (or infamous) person you're looking for, you should find them here — the total number of biographical sketches indexed now exceeds 12 million.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
Current edition. Updated semi-annually.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8261
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
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