Humanities

Oxford Reference Online

Alternative Titles
ORO
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of nearly 400 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Includes subject reference works in the humanities, social sciences, and science.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Includes latest editions of reference works published in recent years.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8863
Access
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Thesaurus.com

Alternative Titles
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, 3rd ed.; Rogets Twenty-First Century Thesaurus, Third Edition
Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget
Description

Searchable online version of Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus (3rd edition, 2005), based on Peter Mark Roget's classic Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.  Provides brief definitions of words, with lists of other words with similar meanings (synonyms).

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Third Edition of 2005 (updated 2009)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8865
Access
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Universal Database of Russian Newspapers

Alternative Titles
UDB
Description

Provides full text of over 40 of the major newspapers and serials published in Russia, the Soviet Union, or its successor states. Most titles are in Russian or English, with two in Chechen.  Updated daily with over 900 new articles each day. Fully searchable.

Type
Article Index
Database
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1996 [or earlier]-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8857
Access
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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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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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Nexis Uni

Alternative Titles
LexisNexis Academic, Academic Universe, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN, LNA, LexusNexus, Lexus Nexus, LexisNexus, LexusNexis
NexisUni, NU
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
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1980 - (varies by title)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8817
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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
Access
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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 U-M users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for U-M 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
Access
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