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Dimensions Plus brings together various research-related data sources in a venue that is consistent and accessible to the community. Data include grant information and also information on several publication types, including Books, Journal Articles, Conference Proceedings, and Patents. Dimensions Plus provides the community with a data discovery engine that offers both context and perspective.

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Statistics
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Japan-U.S. Economic Relations Group Records, 1979-1981

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On May 2, 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira met in Washington, D.C. and agreed to establish the Japan-U.S. Economic Relations Group--informally known as the "Wise Men." This small group of distinguished persons drawn from private life would submit recommendations to Carter and Ohira for maintaining a healthy bilateral economic relationship between the United States and Japan. Among the issues considered were the role of economic issues in the overall "political-security-cultural relationship," especially Japan's emerging position as a world power; Japan's future comprehensive economic security needs; and its involvement in foreign assistance programs. The Group actively solicited the views of the American public (Congress, business, labor, agriculture, public interest groups) to provide an additional forum for those who wished to be heard. The Group also drew upon research that was currently under way in the two countries and sponsored a modest program of separate independent research.

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International Women's Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues

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Historical women's periodicals provide an important resource to scholars interested in the lives of women, the role of women in society and, in particular, the development of the public lives of women as the push for women's rights--woman suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, for example--grew in the United States and England. Some of the titles in this collection were conceived and published by men, for women; others, conceived and published by male editors with strong input from female assistant editors or managers; others were conceived and published by women, for women. The strongest suffrage and anti-suffrage writing was done by women for women's periodicals. Thus a variety of viewpoints are here presented for study.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45343
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Wiley Digital Archives

Alternative Titles
New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI)
Description

This database includes the digital archives of two organizations, which can be searched individually or simultaneously. The archives include administrative records, correspondence, data, gray literature, manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs, proceedings, reports, and more.

  1. New York Academy of Sciences: Since 1817, the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community. Throughout its history, the Academy's Membership has featured thinkers and innovators from all walks of life, including U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and many more.
  2. The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland: The RAI is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense. The Institute is a non-profit and is entirely independent, with a Director and a small staff accountable to the Council, which in turn is elected annually from the Fellowship. 
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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45297
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Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle, 1970-1980

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The Black Liberation Army (BLA) was an underground, black nationalist-Marxist militant organization that operated from 1970 to 1981. Composed largely of former Black Panthers (BPP), the organization’s program was one of 'armed struggle' and its stated goal was to 'take up arms for the liberation and self-determination of black people in the United States.' The BLA carried out a series of bombings, robberies (what participants termed 'expropriations'), and prison breaks.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45265
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Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League

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Booker T. Washington, founder of the National Negro Business League, believed that solutions to the problem of racial discrimination were primarily economic, and that bringing African Americans into the middle class was the key. In 1900 he established the League "to promote the commercial and financial development of the Negro" and headed it until his death.

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Philadelphia Tribune, 1912-2001

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Philadelphia Tribune, PQHN: PT
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of the Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001). This daily paper is the oldest continuously published African-American newspaper and is dedicated to the needs and concerns of the fourth largest black community in the U.S. During the 1930s the paper supported the growth of the United Way, rallied against the riots in Chester, PA, and continuously fought against segregation. Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

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Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1912 - 2001
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44886
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SAGE Handbook of Human Rights

Alternative Titles
Handbook of human rights
Human rights
Description

The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights comprises a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook takes an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, as human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, there is a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature. The first volume highlights this mainstreaming of human rights that has taken place, particularly over the course of the past two decades. Volume 2 goes into the international, regional and national mechanisms as well as the future directions of human rights issues and debates. Not only does the Handbook provide a state-of-the-art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it seeks to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking. Edited by Anja Mihr & Mark Gibney.

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Handbook
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42408
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Handbook of Political Theory

Alternative Titles
Political theory
Description

This Handbook provides a definitive state-of-the-art review to political theory, past and present. It offers a complete guide to all the main areas and fields of political and philosophical inquiry today by the world's leading theorists. The Handbook is divided into four parts which together serve to illustrate the diversity of political theorizing, the substantive theories that provide an over-aching analysis of the nature/or justification of the state and political life, the political theories that have been either formulated or resurgent in recent years, the current state of the central debates within contemporary political theory, the history of western political thought and its interpretations, and traditions in political thought outside a western perspective. Topics include: Approaches to the Study of Political Theory, Political Theories, The Modern State, and The History of Political Thought. Edited by Gerald F. Gaus & Chandran Kukathas.

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Handbook
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42406
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Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Social Consequences of ICTs

Alternative Titles
New media: social shaping and social consequences of ICTs
New media
Description

In social research the term "new media" has a long history, having been used since the 1960s and 1970s by investigators studying the forms, uses and implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs). But, behind the usual meaning of gadgets and trends lie multilayered relationships among economic, political, behavioural, cultural and institutional as well as technological phenomena. This Handbook sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state-of-the-art of the field. Covering major problem areas of research, the Handbook of New Media includes an introductory essay by the editors and a concluding essay by Ron Rice. This volume attempts to identify major research areas where substantial or influential work has already been done, and to suggest parallel themes or concerns that have surfaced within and among them. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned scholar, provides a review of the most significant social research findings and insights. Edited by Leah A. Lievrouw & Sonia Livingstone.

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Handbook
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42404
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