General Information Sources

Yizkor (Holocaust Memorial) Books

Alternative Titles
Yizkor Books Online
New York Public Library's Digital Yizkor Book Viewer
Description
Yizkor (memorial) books are an invaluable source of information to researchers as they are often the only resource for vital statistical, historical, biographical, bibliographical, cultural, sociological, geographic, and other information on the Jewish communities of Europe that were virtually annihilated by the Nazis of Germany and their collaborators from 1939-1945. 'The New York Public Library's Digital Yizkor Book Viewer provides page-turner technology to read or consult crystal-clear digital images of complete Holocaust memorial books, exactly as issued.'
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
'650 of the 700 post [World War II] yizkor books at The New York Public Library are accessible online in their entirety...volumes currently available in hard copy only are indicated by an asterisk on the alphabetical list [in Yizkor Books Online database entry page] of communities whose yizkor books are in the [New York Public] Library's collection.'
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10277
Access
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Subjects

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of World Biography (GVRL)
Description
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture. 23 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2004
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10283
Access
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Center for Geographic Information

Alternative Titles
Center for Geographic Information (CGI)
CGI
Michigan Information Center
Description
Michigan demographic, economic, educational, geographic, and recreation data. Formerly called the Michigan Information Center, CGI now incorporates other spatial data resources from the state, including the Spatial Data Library of the Department of Natural Resources. The Michigan Information Center's website is now divided between the CGI and the Michigan Census website.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10273
Access
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Subjects

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone. 5 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition 2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10271
Access
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Gale Encyclopedia of American Law

Alternative Titles
West's Encyclopedia of American Law (GVRL)
West's Encyclopedia of American Law
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

3rd edition (2nd edition called West's Encyclopedia of American Law) provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition 2011
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10261
Access
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Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10269
Access
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Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10267
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce

Alternative Titles
Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Provides access to the world of Internet commerce and addresses the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community. Presents answers to common questions about website development, financing, advertising, and more. Features 470 essays covering topics and terms, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and coverage of events and legislation related to e-commerce. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10265
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Safari Tech Books Online

Alternative Titles
Safari Technical Books Complete File, STBO, SBO
Description

Searchable full text of 16,000+ technical books from O'Reilly & Associates and The Pearson Technology Group (including Addison-Wesley, Alpha, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Cisco Press, New Riders, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams) and other publishers.

ACCESS NOTE: Limited to seven U-M users at a time--if you are prompted for a Safari password, all seven slots may be in use; try again 10 or more minutes later. After logging out of Safari, your web browser must be completely shut down and restarted to be able to access Safari again.

FOR SEARCH HELP:  See "ProQuest LibGuide: Safari Books Online" link below (under "More Information").

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Full text access to books published from the early 1990s to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10263
Mobile Version
More Information
Access
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Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers. 3 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2004
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10259
Access
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