Social Sciences

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Human Evolution
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution
Description

This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries in this two-volume set cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well as information about modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations. This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens.

Edited by Bernard Wood.  Published 2011.

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Encyclopedia
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CultureGrams

Alternative Titles
Culture Grams
Description

CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features:  images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more. The World Edition includes 208 country-specific reports. These provide complete coverage of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies.

Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. Writers are selected for their education, knowledge of a national language, experience with different regions and socioeconomic groups, recent residency in the country, and access to current information.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated twice a year. Provides cultural information on more than 200 countries.
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11387
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Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier, PQHN: PC
Courier, Pittsburgh New Courier, New Courier, New Pittsburgh Courier
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1911 - 2002
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11385
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Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel, PQHN: LAS
Eastside News
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1934 - 2005
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11381
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Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World, PQHN: ADW
Atlanta World
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1931 - 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11379
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Alexander Street Video

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Details: Video streaming issues have been reported when using Firefox. Access should be available using Chrome. Slow loading times have been reported as well.

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online (ASP)
Description

Combined access to all of MLibrary's streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press. Includes American History in Video, Art & Architecture, Black Studies in Video, Classical Music in Video, Counseling & Therapy in Video, Current Affairs, Dance in Video, Dental Education in Video, Dokuseek 2 Complete Collection, Engineering Case Studies, Ethnographic Video Online, Filmakers Library Online, Food Studies Online, Human Rights Studies Online, Latin America in Video, LGBT Studies in Video, March of Time, Meet the Press, New World Cinema, Opera in Video, PBS Video, Psychological Experiments Online, Silent Film Online, 60 Minutes 1997-2014, Theatre in Video, World History in Video and World Newsreels.

Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared.  Most videos can be downloaded to a mobile device.

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Video
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11345
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PsycTESTS

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Psych TESTS
APA PsycTESTS
Description

PsycTESTS® is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. More information:

  • Focuses primarily on unpublished tests, those developed by researchers but not made commercially available
  • Most records link to a variety of materials describing the test in peer-reviewed literature, technical reports, or dissertations as well as links to related peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use
  • All records include a summary that describes the test, with its purpose and some history of its development
  • Most records include the actual test instrument
Type
Article Index
Catalog
Text Collection
Coverage
1910 to present. 51% of entries are from 2000 and later; 73% are from 1990 and later.
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11339
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Encyclopedia of Adolescence

Description

Includes more than 140 signed and peer-reviewed articles on adolescent development and behavior, including content on normative development, individual differences, cultural differences, social and emotional development, education, work, and  psychopathology as they apply to adolescents.

Editors-in-Chief: B. Bradford Brown and Mitchell J. Prinstein.  Published 2011.  Three volumes in print.

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Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11337
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Social Science Electronic Data Library

Alternative Titles
SSEDL
Description

Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Collections include: American Family Data Archive (AFDA), AIDS/STD Data Archive (AIDS), Child Well-being and Poverty Archive, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Data Archive, Contextual Data Archive, Data Archive of Social Research on Aging (DASRA), Data Archive on Adolescent Pregnancy and Pregnancy Prevention (DAAPPP), Maternal Drug Abuse Data Archive (MDA), and Research Archive on Disability in the US.

A scientist expert panel selected every study in the data archives based on its technical quality, substantive importance to the field, policy relevance, potential for secondary analysis, and disciplinary balance.

Each data archive provides raw data files, SAS & SPSS data extract program files, SPSS portable files, frequencies, data dictionaries, and detailed user's guides. Search for studies by keyword; search for variables within and across studies by topic, type, or keyword(s) and immediately view the metadata for each variable; view and print the original data collection instruments.

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Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11307
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Sanborn Maps Geo Edition

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ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition 1867-1970
Sanborn Maps GeoEdition
Description

Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of American cities and towns, created 1867-1970.  They were created to assist fire insurance companies to assess the risk associated with insuring a property.  The maps were drawn at a scale of 50 feet to one inch.  ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition provides geo-coding and indexing by address for a selection of Sanborn maps.  Searching can be done by address or by latitutde/longitude coordinates.  Maps from different years can be layered, including modern maps using the Google Map interface.

Eight states are included:  Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

Cities included: Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Richmond, Seattle and Washington DC.

For other all areas use Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970, without geo-coding.

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Images
Map(s)
Coverage
1867-1970
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11301
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