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 volume offers an alphabetically arranged collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers. The profiles offer basic information such as birth date, vocal style, first debut, and most memorable roles, as well as colorful portraits of the singer's personality and vocal style, plus astute evaluations of their place in operatic history.
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.
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. Online access to TIME magazine articles from 1986 up to three months ago is available in ProQuest.)
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.
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.
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.
The International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages (IEMA) is a Supplement to Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMa). The purpose of IEMA is to supplement LexMA with newly-written commissioned articles, fully peer-reviewed as well as with articles from reference books.
IEMA draws some of its information from the following books:
- Fasti Ecclesiae Gallicanae. Répertoire prosopographique des évêques, dignitaires et chanoines de France de 1200 à 1500 (Turnhout: Brepols)
- Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches 1198-1448, by Erwin Gatz (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2001)
- Nationaal Biografisch Woordenboek (Brussel: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, 1964- )
- Biskupi kościoła w Polsce w latach 965-1999, by Piotr Nitecki
- Normannia monastica (Xe-XIIe siècle). Prosopographie des abbés bénédictins, by Véronique Gazeau (Caen, Publications du CRAHM, 2008).
The Lexikon des Mittelalters is an indispensable tool for medievalists across all disciplines. It deals with all branches of Medieval Studies and covers the period from 300 to 1500 AD/CE for the whole of Europe and parts of Western Asia and North Africa. The ancient roots of Western civilisation, as well as neighbouring civilisations, such as the Byzantine, the Arabic and the Jewish, occupy a prominent position in the encyclopaedia. The information of the printed edition has been enriched by Brepols Publishers with English headwords, inbuilt translation aids and live links to a Cumulative Bibliography (via the International Medieval Bibliography and the Bibliographie de civilisation médiévale).
Provides online full-text access to over 40,000 books in all subject areas published by Springer, one of the world's largest academic publishers. Includes all books published by Springer in English, French, Italian, and Spanish from 2005 to the present, plus most books published from 1996-2004 and selected books 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 38 different book series as well as books published independent of any series.
Books can be viewed and printed chapter by chapter in PDF at no charge. In addition, personal copies of some titles can be purchased for $24.95 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. To be eligible for the MyCopy service, books must be:
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