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Human Rights Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Human Rights Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
The Human Rights Encyclopedia was compiled with special emphasis on the impact of the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. It provides a country-by-country analysis of over 175 nations and their approach to human rights, followed by detailed examinations of such crucial topics as torture, slavery, asylum, genocide, hostages, indigenous peoples, freedom of the press, and the right to education. 3 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10175
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Dance in Video

Description

Dance in Video contains nearly 500 hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances from top ballet companies, experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes, documentaries by and about leading choreographers, videos on dance training, and other items covering a wide range of 20th century dance styles.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10149
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Creative Commons

Alternative Titles
Creative Commons.org
Description
The Creative Commons project is a nonprofit organization offering flexible copyright for creative work. On their website you will find links to music, images, video, text, and more. One of their goals is to encourage creativity through sharing and collaboration.
Type
Images
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10145
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Opera in Video

Description

Opera in Video contains 300 opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon. Performances cover the full range of operatic composition, from the Baroque to the 20th century. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10151
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Sex and Sexuality

Description
These three volumes include research, current events and new developments in subjects ranging from hypersexuality, sex for the aged, and sex therapy, to orgasmic disorders, sexual fetishism and sadism. Controversial subjects such as pornography, nude dancing and prostitution are explored, as are dysfunctions, from lack of sexual desire to gender identity disorder. Pedophilia and other crimes are also addressed. Contributing authors includes psychologists, sociologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors and public health officials.
Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10127
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RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale
Description

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international, annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1760 and 1966. Treating primary source material, RIPM indexes the content of complete runs of journals, including articles, reviews, news columns, miscellaneous items, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography and advertising. RIPM is updated biannually and currently indexes the contents of 250 music periodicals from 20 countries.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1760-1966
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10119
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Description

Comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. Includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator and essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as essays on the traditions of children's literature throughout the world. Edited by Jack Zipes. First published 2006.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10113
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NYPL Digital Gallery

Alternative Titles
New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Description
NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 550,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
Type
Images
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10109
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