General Information Sources

American Indian History Online

Alternative Titles
American Indian History & Culture
Description

This database provides access to more than 5,000 years of culture, history, and leaders. 320+ Native American groups are presented through subject entries, biographies, primary source documents, maps and charts, and photographs. Updated semiannually.

Type
Database
Coverage
Prehistoric to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10045
Access
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Economist Historical Archive 1843-2011

Alternative Titles
The Economist Magazine, The Economist Newspaper
Description

A complete searchable archive of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to four years ago, with full-color images, multiple search indexes, and exportable financial tables. One of the most widely read magazines in the world, offering timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. (For text-only access to issues of The Economist from the most recent four years, use Academic OneFile, Access World News, or ProQuest Research Library.)

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1843 - 2011 Includes complete full text of every issue from the first (August 1, 1843) through the last December issue of 4 years ago. (One year of additional content from 4 years ago is added annually.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10021
Access
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International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

Alternative Titles
International Bibliography of Theater and Dance
IBTDFT, IBTD
Description

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains more than 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts. It has more than 500 full-text titles, including more than 170 full-text journals (such as Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and many more); and more than 360 full-text books & monographs (such as Avant Garde Theatre, British Realist Theatre, History of European Drama and Theatre, Learning Through Theatre, Opera, Performance Theory, Shakespeare, Theory and Performance, Theatre and the World, Twentieth-Century Actor Training, Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre and many more).

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10025
Access
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UN Data

Alternative Titles
United Nations data, Undata, Un data
United Nations Common Database , UN Common Database
Description
You can find official statistics produced by countries and compiled by United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections. The domains covered are agriculture, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. You can also find indicators such as Millennium Development Goals.
Type
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10019
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects
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Michigan GIS Open Data

Alternative Titles
MGDL
Description

Michigan's ArcGIS Online Open Data Portal.

Here you can browse, search, preview, and download a variety of Michigan geospatial datasets. Browse by category or enter key words in the search box to locate a dataset of interest. You can then read its description to learn more and explore attributes before downloading. A variety of formats exist when downloading such as ESRI shapefile, spreadsheet, KML, or API.

This was formerly known as the Michigan Geographic Data Library (MGDL or MiGDL).

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10011
Access
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Subjects
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World of Earth Science

Alternative Titles
World of Earth Science (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language. 2 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10009
Access
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Oxford Reference: Bilingual Dictionaries

Alternative Titles
Oxford Reference Online: Bilingual Dictionaries
ORO: Bilingual Dictionaries, ORO BD, OROBD, ORBD
Description

Combined access to 18 concise and pocket sized bilingual dictionaries published by Oxford University Press. Provides translations between English and seven other languages: French, German, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Modern Welsh. Includes specialized dictionaries for business related terms in French and Spanish.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Includes latest editions of reference works published in recent years.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10017
Access
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Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s

Alternative Titles
Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s (GVRL)
The Nineteen Sixties
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others. The alphabetically arranged entries focus on the individual's activities during the 1960s and include photos and bibliographies. For students and general readers. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003 Edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10007
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Alternative Titles
OEMH
Description

Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. Edited by John B. Hattendorf. First published 2007.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9989
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Bioethics

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Bioethics (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

A six-volume encyclopedia covering topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment.  Helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations. 

Long the standard reference on bioethics for teachers, students, and those in related fields of health care, philosophy, environmentalism, law, and religious studies, this fourth edition offers hundreds of revisions or addenda to entries from previous editions as well as over 100 new or rewritten entries on topics such as key cases in bioethics, the human biome, genetically modified foods, emergency preparedness and response, social justice, sustainability, chemical warfare and torture, among many others.  Explains events as well as legislation changes of the past decade.  Newly expanded to include views of nations and cultures other than the United States on such issues as abortion, medical triage, social responsibility, access to health care, stem cell research, etc.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
4th edition of 2014.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9971
Access
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