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Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Alternative Titles
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
Description

Contains more than 3,000 entries that offer commentary on Shakespeare's life and times, his plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. All of Shakespeare's plays from As You Like It and All's Well that Ends Well to King Lear and Hamlet are covered in major articles. There are concise descriptions of allusions in Shakespeare, well-known critics, great Shakespearian actors, characters in the plays, figures of speech, and much more. Longer articles explore topics such as Shakespeares birthplace, censorship, the Chamberlain's Men, film, and Shakespeare's reception in such countries as China, Italy, and the United States. 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10483
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Oxford Companion to American Theatre

Alternative Titles
The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
Description

Provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original authors in 2011.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10481
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Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Alternative Titles
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
Description

This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, and directors, as well as information on theatres, festivals, and such technical topics as lighting, sound, and method acting. Entries on people and places include Athol Fugard, Anthony Hopkins, Glenda Jackson, Derek Jacobi, Harvey Fierstein, Helen Mirren, Trevor Nunn, Peter O'Toole, Willy Russell, and Stephen Sondheim, Barbican Theatre, The English Shakespeare Company, Michael Gambon, The Swan at Stratford, and the Shubert theatre in New York.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10485
Access
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America's News Magazines [NewsBank]

Alternative Titles
Access World News: America's News Magazines
AWN: ANM
Description

Full text of three popular U.S. news magazines:  Newsweek (1991- ), Foreign Affairs (1994- ), and the online-only web magazine Slate (1996- ), plus some backfile years of a few other magazines.  Includes text only--no photos, charts or ads.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1991 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10473
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Time Magazine Archive

Alternative Titles
TMA
Description

Searchable and browseable archive on the Time.com website that covers every article published in TIME magazine from its first issue published on March 3, 1923 to the present.  Displays first paragraph of each article only.  After using this index to identify articles, U-M users may record the issue date and page numbers of the articles they want and then look them up in the print volumes of TIME available in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library (1972-present; call number:  AP 2 .T583) or on the TIME microfilm available in the Serials and Microforms room on the second floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library (1923-2007; call number:  FILM X92).  (As of October 2011, online access to the complete full text of TIME magazine articles from 1923-1985 and from the most recent three months is restricted to paid individual subscribers only and is not available to libraries. )

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1923 - (Indexing and display of first paragraph only)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10471
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

EBSCOhost

Alternative Titles
EBSCO host, ehost
WilsonWeb, Wilson Web
NetLibrary, Net Library
Description

Access to over 80 databases provided by EBSCO, in the EBSCOhost interface, including databases formerly published by H.W. Wilson Company on the now discontinued WilsonWeb interface.  Among the included databases are:  PsycINFO, OmniFile Full Text Select, Readers Guide Abstracts, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Art Abstracts with Full Text, Book Review Digest Plus, Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, International Political Science Abstracts,  ATLA Religion Database, Social Work Abstracts, LGBT Life with Full Text, the EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary), and many more.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10427
Access
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World Digital Library

Alternative Titles
WDL
Description

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Developed at the Library of Congress with support from UNESCO and contributions by partner institutions world-wide.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Images
Map(s)
Text Collection
Video
Coverage
8000 BC -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10413
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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World Education Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
World Education Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

This 3-volume country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This updated and expanded edition gives users up-to-date coverage of reorganized educational systems and high-interest topics such as technological advances. Published 2002. Rebecca Marlow-Ferguson, editor.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10411
Access
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Springer Complete English/International eBook Collection

Alternative Titles
Springer eBooks, Springer e-Books, Springer Electronic Books
SpringerLink, Springer LINK
Springer MyCopy print on demand service, Springer My Copy
Description

Provides online full-text access to over 60,000 books in all subject areas published by Springer, one of the world's largest academic publishers. Includes nearly all books published by Springer in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese from 2005 to the present, plus older books:  Chemistry and Materials Science books in all languages published from 1893 to 2004; about 25% of books in English on all subjects published from 1996 to 2004; and selected books in English on all subjects published before 1996, under the following imprints: Apress, Birkhauser, Copernicus Books, Humana Press, Physica-Verlag, Plenum US, Springer, Springer-Verlag, Steinkopff, and TELOS. Includes books from many different book series as well as books published independent of any series.  Includes books in German and Dutch only for Chemistry and Materials Science.

Books can be viewed and printed in PDF at no charge. In addition, personal copies of some titles can be purchased for $24.99 each through a service offered by Springer called MyCopy. The MyCopy offer is currently valid for over 20,000 Springer eBooks. Books are new soft cover editions with a color cover and black and white book content.  NOTE (March 6, 2015): The online ordering system for MyCopy titles is not working correctly and sometimes indicates the price to order a book is the full retail price of the title. You can call Springer Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643 to order a MyCopy title at the correct price. To be eligible for the MyCopy service, books must be:

  • Fewer than 1,200 pages
  • Single titles (not part of a multi-volume set)
  • Published 2005 or later
  • English language

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1893 - present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10393
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