Humanities

Advanced Papyrological Information System

Alternative Titles
APIS
Description
APIS is a collections-based repository hosting information about and images of papyrological materials (e.g. papyri, ostraca, wood tablets, etc) located in collections around the world. It contains physical descriptions and bibliographic information about the papyri and other written materials, as well as digital images and English translations of many of these texts. When possible, links are also provided to the original language texts (e.g. through the Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri). The user can move back and forth among text, translation, bibliography, description, and image. With the specially-developed APIS Search System many different types of complex searches can be carried out. APIS includes both published and unpublished material.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
1st century BCE - 9th century CE
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9585
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Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition

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Alternative Titles
Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition Online
Historical Statistics of the U.S.
Description
A compendium of statistics from over 1,000 sources. Contains more than 37,000 annual time series of quantitative historical information covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history: population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations, all from the earliest times to the present. Tables can be downloaded in Excel or CSV format.
Type
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9569
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PAIS Index

Alternative Titles
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service) (CSA)
PAIS Archive
Public Affairs International
Description

Contains references to nearly 2 million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, research and conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, etc. concerning public affairs and public policy worldwide.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1915-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9553
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ARTstor

Alternative Titles
ART Stor, ARTStore, ART Store, artstor images
Description

The ARTstor Digital Library provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences. It includes an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

Collections are used for teaching and study in a wide range of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more. All University of Michigan community members may search and view images; ARTstor requires registration to download images and use the software tools.

Note: To access the images through the mobile interface, you will need to create an account through ARTstor. Access ARTstor via the library's website and click on the "Register" link at top right. Create an account; use that email and password to login to ARTstor mobile.

Type
Images
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9539
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America's Historical Newspapers

Alternative Titles
Americas Historical Newspapers
Early American Newspapers
Description
America's Historical Newspapers provides searchable digital facsimiles of thousands of titles from all 50 states. The collection currently includes:
  • African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
  • Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1876
  • Early American Newspapers, Series II, 1758-1900
  • Early American Newspapers, Series III, 1829-1922
  • Early American Newspapers, Series VI, 1741-1922
  • Early American Newspapers, Series VII, 1773-1922
  • Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980
  • Type
    Newspaper(s)
    Coverage
    1690-1922
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9515
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    Play Index

    Alternative Titles
    Play Ind., PI
    Description

    Covers more than 31,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present, representing a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Allows searching for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); and cast type. Includes descriptive annotations with plot summaries, musical requirements, number of sets, scenery requirements, etc.

    Type
    Article Index
    Coverage
    Indexes plays written from antiquity to the present published from 1949 - present.
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9521
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    Humanities and Social Sciences Index (with Abstracts and Full Text)

    Alternative Titles
    Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective
    Humanities Abstracts, Humanities Full Text, Humanities Index
    Social Sciences Abstracts, Social Sciences Full Text, Social Sciences Index
    HSSI, HSSFT, HSSR, HSSIR, HFT, SSFT, SSA, HA, SSI, HI
    Description

    Combines Wilson's Humanities Abstracts and Social Science Abstracts into a single file with Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective.  Provides indexing of over 1,500 periodicals across all humanities and social sciences fields, including:  Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Community Health, Criminology, Dance, Economics, Evironmental studies, Ethics, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, Geography, Gerontoloy,, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science. Psychiatry, Psychology, Religion, Social Work, Sociology, and Urban Studies.  Full text is included for many articles since 1994.

    Type
    Article Index
    E-Journal(s)
    Coverage
    1907 - (Indexing); 1984 - (Abstracts); 1994 - (Selected full text)
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9523
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    Encyclopedia of African American Society

    Alternative Titles
    Encyclopedia of African-American Society
    Encyclopedia of African American Society (GVRL)
    Description
    This two-volume reference work details the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today’s society. Approaching the field from a “street level” perspective, these two volumes cover topics such as rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, among others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
    Type
    Encyclopedia
    Coverage
    Current edition, 2005
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9497
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    Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

    Alternative Titles
    Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
    Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History (GVRL)
    Description
    The Encyclopedia is a 5-volume set and a supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces-many by the foremost scholars in the field-it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to fully define in one source the cultural roots and current condition of the African-American community. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
    Type
    Encyclopedia
    Coverage
    2nd edition, 2006 1619-present
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9499
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    PressReader (formerly Library PressDisplay)

    Alternative Titles
    PressReader, Press Reader, PR
    Library Press Display, LPD
    NewspaperDirect, Newspaper Direct, ND
    Description

    Access to issues from the last 60 days of over 6,000 newspapers and magazines in 60+ languages from over 100 countries worldwide. Includes the same content in the same layout as the print editions of the newspapers and magazines. Some titles have "SmartNavigation" permitting individual articles to be printed out or heard in an audio version.

    Type
    E-Journal(s)
    Newspaper(s)
    Coverage
    Most recent 60 days only.
    Stable URL
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9493
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