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De Gruyter Online Books

Alternative Titles
DGO Books, DeGruyter eBooks, Walter de Gruyter E-Books
Harvard University Press, Columbia University Press, Princeton University Press, HUP, CUP, PUP
Transcript Verlag, Versita, Ontos Verlag, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag
Description

A continuously growing number of electronically published book titles from Walter de Gruyter, Columbia University Press, Harvard University Press, Princeton University Press, Transcript Verlag, Versita, Ontos Verlag and Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag.  Includes most Harvard University Press books published since 2013, and most Columbia and Princeton University Press books published since 2014.  Most books are in English or German, with a few in French.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Most titles included are published 2010 or later, plus a few selected titles published from 1977 - 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29971
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Landscan

Description

The LandScan Global Population Databases, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, represent resolution global population distribution databases available. This is a geographically based, population distribution model.

LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period.

The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and the most up-to-date census data within an administrative boundary. Accurate administrative boundaries are an integral part of the LandScan population distribution modeling process. These population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.

Most national censuses count populations by measuring where people sleep (or reside) rather than where they work or travel. LandScan integrates daytime movements and collective travel habits into a single measure to produce a better representation of where people are located during an average day.

With improvements added this year, high-resolution imagery sources were used extensively for validation to refine urban areas, land cover data, and thousands of smaller villages and populated places.

GIS users can access these data directly from GIS by clicking on the GIS Web Services Connection Information link at the top of the Landscan archive homepage.

Description adapted from http://www.eastview.com/online/landscan , which provides additional information

Type
Map(s)
Coverage
2000-2015
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29253
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Graduate Library New Books

The list below is a constantly updated list of newly cataloged books coming into the Graduate Library. 

Browse new books by subject area or other library locations.

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Last modified: 10/10/2014

Data Citation Index

Alternative Titles
DCI
Description

Designed to "connect the data to the research it informs," Data Citation Index captures all available metadata for the data repositories indexed.  Currently, 69 repositories and over 1.75 million records in the Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Arts & Humanities are indexed.  Includes citations to publications reporting research which utlitizes the data.

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11817
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Taylor & Francis eBooks

Alternative Titles
Taylor and Francis e-Books, T&FEB, TFEB
T&F Online books, T&FOB, TFOB
Description

Online access to over 100 selected academic books published by Taylor & Francis, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.  Includes selected books published under the imprints Routledge, Psychology Press, and Focal Press, as well as Taylor & Francis.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Selected books originally published from 1993 to the present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11807
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Silent Film Online

Description

Classic and little-known films from the silent era, the 1890s to 1930s.  Feature films, shorts and serials are represented.  Includes classics such as "Birth of a Nation", "Intolerance", "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and Battleship Potemkin".  Included are films distributed by British Film Institute National Archive, Cineteca Bologna and Lobster Films in Paris.

When complete, Silent Film Online will include films distributed by Flicker Alley, including several early films by Charlie Chaplin, Lumiere, Mendel, Cecil B. DeMille and Abel Gance.

Type
Video
Coverage
1890's - 1930's
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11747
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New World Cinema: Major Independent Features and Shorts, 1990 to present

Alternative Titles
ASP New World Cinema
Description

The collection includes approximately 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films.  Includes documentaries, comedies and dramas.

All films were presented at major film festivals,  Collectively the films in the database have won more than 1,000 awards.

Film clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared with others.  Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11743
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ProQuest Ebook Central

Alternative Titles
Ebook Central, EBC ebrary, ebrary Academic Complete, ebrary Public Library Complete, ebrary e-Libro Ebook Library, EBL University Press Ebook Subscription
Description

The ProQuest Ebook Central platform combines ebook content from several other ProQuest ebook platforms, into a single interface.  The content includes ebooks previously hosted on the ebrary  EBL platforms for a total of nearly 200,000 ebooks.

Most of the books are in English, but there are nearly 20,000 titles in Spanish, and smaller numbers in other languages.

The content covers the full range of subjects from a variety of university presses, trade publishers, and popular presses.  New content is added regularly.

 

Laptop/Desktop Computers:  You will need Adobe Digital Editions to download ebooks to your laptop or desktop. This free software is different from Adobe Reader.  A free Adobe ID is also required to transfer the ebook to another device. It is NOT required to read ebooks on a laptop or desktop computer.

Mobile Access:  You  use Bluefire. To download the Bluefire app visit the App Store  or Google Play.

Printing/Downloading:  Printing and downloading from most of these books is limited to a maximum of "up to 60 pages" per book, or less--the page number limit for printing and downloading varies from book to book, and may be as low as 10 pages. For information on whether or not a book is downloadable and how many pages are available for copying and/or printing, look at the individual ebook's detail page.

Accessibility Mode:  For users with accessibility issues, Ebook Central supports Accessibility Mode.  The Accessibility Mode page describes how to turn on Accessibility mode and how the operations change when you use Accessibility mode.  For information on Accessibility Mode go to:  http://support.proquest.com/homepage and search for Ebook Central: Accessibility Mode.


Accessibility Mode is supported on Laptops and Desktops only (not tablets or phones)
Targeting AA conformance and certifying on the following screen readers:

JAWS on IE11 (latest version)
VoiceOver on Safari (latest version)

Enabling the Screen Reader for the Visually Impaired:  The QuickView reader display does not include documents text that can be read by screen readers (such as JAWS). This is true even if you have selected accessibility mode.  To enable the screen reader access for QuickView, the library needs to request access on your behalf.  If you need access for a screen reader, please contact Pam MacKintosh (pmackin@umich.edu).  She will contact ProQuest to request screen reader access for you. After ProQuest support staff has modified your account, log in with your user name.  When you choose to display a document in QuickView, the document content becomes available to the screen reader and can be traversed with the screen reader commands you are accustomed to.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1761-current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11549
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Online Index to Hatcher Graduate Library Reference Books

Alternative Titles
HathiTrust Digital Library: UMich Hatcher Graduate Reference
Grad Ref, GL Ref, GLRF
Description

This "featured collection" in the HathiTrust Digital Library makes it possible to search the full text of most of the print books in the Hatcher Graduate Library's Reference Collection (about 7,500 works in about 15,000 print volumes), including most of the books shelved in the Reference Reading Room on the second floor. 

For the 20% of materials covered that are in the public domain, the full text of the reference work can be viewed online.  The other 80% of works covered that remain in copyright are "Search Only," meaning that the full text cannot be viewed online, but search results indicate on which page(s) of the volume a match with the search terms occurs, so one can then retrieve the print volume and know to what page(s) to turn to locate the search terms in the printed text. 

Note:  No reference works published since 2010 are covered by this index.  Neither are reference works that the library has acquired only in online form.  This is an index to print reference works only.

 

Type
Article Index
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Handbook
Search Engine
Statistics
Coverage
Selected print reference books published between 1850 and 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11513
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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.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11387
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