Humanities

Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive (full access)

Alternative Titles
USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive
Visual History Archive
Shoah VHA
SVHA
Description

The Visual History Archive contains 55,000 audiovisual interviews with survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Interviewees are primarily Jewish survivors, though the archive also includes interviews with gay/lesbian, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma and Sinta (Gypsy) survivors, survivors of eugenics policies, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, liberators, and war crimes trial participants.

Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the following:

  • 1915 Armenian Genocide
  • 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China
  • Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979
  • Guatemalan Genocide of the early 1980s
  • 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
  • Ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic
  • Contemporary acts of violence against Jews

The interviews were conducted in 62 different countries and in 41 languages and comprise the most extensive resource of its type. Each interview is fully indexed, thus allowing the viewer to search using either the assigned index terms or a free-text search. Additionally, transcripts are provided for many of the testimonies.

Please note: Users can avoid logging in by clicking the 'Continue as a guest' button on the landing page. As a guest, users can search and view all testimonies in the archive. To save results or use a 'Projects' related feature, users must register or log in.

Type
Database
Video
Coverage
Interviews collected 1994-2016.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8835
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RAMBI

Alternative Titles
RAMBI [Index of Articles on Jewish Studies]
Description

Selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material is compiled from periodicals and collections of articles in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages.

Type
Article Index
Database
Coverage
1966-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8829
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LexisNexis Academic

Alternative Titles
Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA, LexusNexus, Lexus Nexus, LexisNexus, LexusNexis
Nexis Uni, NexisUni
Description

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information, including hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services, broadcast media transcripts, and trade/news magazines.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - (varies by title)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
Mobile Version
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Luthers Werke

Alternative Titles
Luthers Werke [Chadwyck-Healey Gateway]
Description
The complete Weimar Edition of Martin Luther's writings. Consists of over 117 quarto volumes published in full with the exception of one volume of text and the index to the "Schriften" section.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8823
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Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker

Alternative Titles
Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker
Description
Based on the print series, contains full-text German-language works by and critical apparatuses for, canonical authors in the arts, history, philosophy, politics, and literature, spanning many centuries, from Wolfram von Eschenbach to Immanuel Kant.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8813
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Gale Databases: Michigan e-Library (MeL)

Alternative Titles
Gale Databases: MeL
Description

Combined access to selected databases from Gale provided to all public libraries statewide by the Michigan e-Library (MeL), including:

  • DemographicsNow
  • Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. (via Gale Directory Library)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library:  Over 70 different encyclopedias and other reference works
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8799
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
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Gutenberg-e

Description

A collection of prizewinning History books, published electronically. Topics include, but are not limited to, Africa, Colonial Latin America, South Asia, Europe before 1800, Military History and History of Foreign Relations.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1999- present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8805
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IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature)

Alternative Titles
Internationale Bibliographie der geistes und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur
Description

IBZ is a multilingual bibliography that indexes over 8,700 periodicals primarily in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1983- (updated monthly)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8809
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FirstSearch

Alternative Titles
OCLC First Search
Description

Access to 15 databases provided by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) using their FirstSearch interface, including:  WorldCat; ArticleFirst; Alternative Press Index; Clase and Periodica (1975-2011); ERIC; GPO Monthly Catalog (1976-2012); OAIster; PapersFirst; ProceedingsFirst; and SCIPIO.  Permits simultaneous searching of up to three databases at once.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8797
Access
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NewsBank

Alternative Titles
News Bank
Description
Access to 11 databases from NewsBank, Inc., including: Access World News [full text newspapers, 1990s-present]; AccessUN [index of United Nations documents, 1944-present]; Archive of Americana, combining America's Historical Newspapers with Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800) and Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) [digitized American books 1639-1819]; Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports and Electronic Index [translated from foreign language news sources, 1974-1996]; Hispanic American Newspapers; and World Newspaper Archive, combining America's Historical Newspapers with Latin American Newspapers.
Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8795
Access
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