Humanities

Eighteenth Century Journals

Description

A collection journals printed between c.1685 and 1835. It illustrates multiple aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered are wide-ranging and include colonial life, provincial and rural affairs, the French and American revolutions, reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe, political debates, and London coffee house gossip and discussion. 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/46309
Access
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MLA International Bibliography (via EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
Modern Language Association International Bibliography
MLAIB
Description

The MLA International Bibliography is the definitive index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, film, dramatic arts, and the history of printing and publishing, covering scholarly publications from the early 20th century to the present. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature.

International in scope, it includes citations to journal articles, books, articles in books, series, translations, scholarly editions, websites, and dissertations, with links to full text in JSTOR, Project MUSE, and other resources. The bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.7 million citations from more than 6,000 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,200 book publishers. While the majority of records are from English-language publications, at least sixty other languages are represented including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The database also includes the MLA Directory of Periodicals and the MLA Thesaurus, a proprietary, searchable collection of thousands of subject terms and personal names used in indexing the bibliography.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/46233
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Digital Scholar Lab

Description

The Digital Scholar Lab is a cloud-based research environment which allows users to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) across all of the Gale Primary Source archives the library holds.

With Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, users can

  • Search and create robust content/data sets from across the library’s Gale Primary Sources
  • Employ analysis and visualization tools on large data sets
  • Download and share visualizations and statistical data

The Digital Scholar Lab gives users the ability to create custom content sets containing as many as 10,000 documents. Users can search across the library’s Gale Primary Sources holdings and seamlessly select documents to be added to their custom content set.

Users can analyze and interrogate the data with the text analysis and visualization tools built into the Digital Scholar Lab. Six commonly used text mining methodologies are included: Named Entity Recognition, Topic Modelling, Sentiment Analysis, Parts of Speech, Ngrams, and Clustering.

Users’ content sets remained saved in the Digital Scholar Lab, thereby facilitating long-term projects. Users are free to share their analysis outputs and can publish their outputs with confidence, retaining all intellectual property rights.

​Please note that users are required to create a personal account using either a Google or Microsoft email account.

Type
Text Collection
Web Based Software
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45947
Access
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Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

Description

The Fortunoff Archive currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies, containing over 10,000 recorded hours of videotape. The Fortunoff Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including those in hiding, survivors, bystanders, resistants, and liberators. Testimonies are recorded in whatever language the witness prefers, and range in length from a half hour to over 40 hours (recorded over several sessions).

Please note: The University of Michigan Library is a partner site of Yale University Library's Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. You may search for and request the materials in this collection from any computer, but to watch the videos in this collection, you will need to register and view them on the dedicated computer within the Askwith Media Library (Shapiro Library, second floor).

To locate testimonies within the Fortunoff Video Archive, search for testimonies in Orbis, Yale's online catalog. (User tip: enter "hvt" in the search box. This stands for Holocaust Video Testimony, and limits the search to Fortunoff materials only. Add another search term if you wish to narrow your search.) Once you locate testimonies in Orbis, click "Request for Use in Manuscripts and Archives" next to "Location" in the bibliographic records for each testimony. This will take you to Your Special Collections Account, where you can login or register if you have not already done so.

First-time users will need to create an account for Yale University Library's Special Collections before requesting and viewing testimonies. After the registration process is complete, you can request additional testimonies by again locating the testimonies in Orbis, clicking on the link "Request for Use in Manuscripts and Archives" and completing the online form.

You will receive an automated email confirmation for each request. Do not proceed to the designated viewing station in Askwith Media Library until you have received a second email approving your request. It may take up to three business days for your requests to be approved. Once approved you can view the testimonies at the dedicated viewing station in the Askwith Media Library.

 

Type
Database
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45667
Access
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Dimensions Plus

Description

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.

Type
Database
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45545
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U.S. Military Advisory Effort in Vietnam: 1950-1964

Alternative Titles
Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam,
Description

The United States decision to provide military assistance to France and the Associated States of Indochina was reached informally in February/March 1950, funded by the President on May 1, 1950, and was announced on May 8, 1950. The decision was taken in spite of the U.S. desire to avoid direct involvement in a colonial war, and in spite of a sensing that France's political-military situation in Indochina was deteriorating. This collection consists of unique records of U.S. agencies established to intervene in Vietnam-the country U.S. foreign policy deemed a lynchpin in the free world's fight against communism. The Subject Files from the Office of the Director, U.S. Operations Missions, document the myriad concerns and rationales that went into the control and direction of U.S. economic and technical assistance programs, as well as the coordination of mutual security activities, with respect to Vietnam.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45403
Access
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Nicaragua: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1960-1963

Description

The documents in this archive trace developments primarily during the administration of President John F. Kennedy. Reports on commerce abound, including memoranda from the embassy in Managua on total sugar production estimates that may enter the United States. Memoranda on social welfare include: a survey of government-sponsored social welfare organizations as well as details on the National Social Assistance Lottery and the National Committee for the Anti-Tuberculosis Campaign. From the embassy at San José (Costa Rica) various items are included, such as: "Central America Common Market Meetings Completed"; "Pure Oil Company Not 'In' Oil Refinery Deal"; and "Tripartite Treaty of Commerce" [between Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua] "Goes into Effect" (August 1962).

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45399
Access
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Ecuador: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1960-1963

Description

The documents in this archive trace developments primarily during the administration of John F. Kennedy. Included here are plans by the U.S. Air Force, under an existing understanding between Quito and Washington, to commence photograph mapping operations in Central and Western Ecuador. Documents on commercial affairs include a report on the robust market of U.S. ophthalmic goods in Ecuador with continuing competition expected "from French, German, Swiss, and Japanese products"; and a proposed visit by U.S. fisheries consultants (June 1962).

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45397
Access
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Colombia: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1960-1963

Description

The documents in this collection offer a snapshot of Colombia at the height of the Cold War. Numerous records track the impact of the Castro revolution in Cuba, for example: "Colombia Tourist Agent Visits Embassy Regarding Prospective Travel of Colombians on Planned USSR Flights Between Havana and Moscow"; and naval equipment on loan: "Colombian Navy would like to lease ... from the United States Navy, under similar terms as those contained in the lease for the Floating Dry Dock." On the economy: National Coffee Federation tabulations (September 1960); and "it was a sellers' market during December for anyone holding dollars for sale as the Colombian peso continued to fall in relation to the dollar. The free market has advanced nervousness since October" (15 January 1963).

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45395
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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