General Information Sources

Archive Finder

Alternative Titles
ArchivesUSA, Archives USA, National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United Kingdom and Ireland (NIDS UK/Ireland)
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC), National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS)
Description
A database listing over 200,000 manuscript and other special collections at thousands of repositories in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
Describes archival materials dated from prehistory to the present. Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8321
Access
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African American Biographical Database

Alternative Titles
African American Biographical Database (AABD)
AABD
Description

Provides online access to thousands of brief and extended biographies of African Americans, both famous and everyday persons, from all time periods. Based on the microfiche set Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950, with additional content.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition. (Updated bimonthly).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8319
Access
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ProQuest Statistical Insight

Alternative Titles
Formerly called LexisNexis Statistical Insight, LexisNexis Statistical, LexisNexis Statistical Universe
Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, Lexis/Nexis, LN
Description

Indexes and abstracts federal statistical publications since 1974, business and state government publications since 1980, and international agency publications since 1983. Provides links to full text of 15% of federal publications. 

Firefox and Internet Explorer recommended. Does not work with Safari.

Type
Statistics
Coverage
1974 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8299
Access
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Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)

Alternative Titles
AHCI, A&HCI
Description

Available through Web of Science, allows searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address. Indexes 1,600 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,000 major science and social science journals.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1975 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8263
Access
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Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Alternative Titles
BGMI
Description
A consolidated index to more than 12 million biographical articles appearing in English-language Who's Who-type publications, major biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, handbooks, directories and indexes. Searching Biography and Genealogy Master Index Online enables you to quickly determine which (of more than 1,000) publications you need to consult for accurate and accessible biographical information. No matter what famous (or infamous) person you're looking for, you should find them here — the total number of biographical sketches indexed now exceeds 12 million.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
Current edition. Updated semi-annually.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8261
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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JSTOR

Alternative Titles
Journal Storage Project, J-STOR, J STOR, JSTORE
Archival Journals Collections, Journal Archive, Journal Archives
Description

Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Includes content from 12 of the 15 JSTOR multi-disciplinary Journals Archives Collections (Arts & Sciences I through IX, XI, XIII; and Life Sciences) and 8 of the 17 JSTOR discipline-specific Journals Archives Collections (Biological Sciences, Business I and II, Ecology & Botany I, Health & General Sciences, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, and Music).

In addition, JSTOR now also includes the full text of current issues (up to the latest issue) for selected journals from selected publishers.

Please note: U-M does not currently have access to the following JSTOR Journals Archives Collections:  Arts & Sciences X, XII, XIV and XV; Asia; Business III and IV; Ecology & Botany II; Hebrew Journals; Iberoamérica; Ireland; Jewish Studies; and Religion & Theology.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Dates of coverage vary by journal title. All go back to the very first issue published, but most have a "moving wall" embargo that excludes issues from the most recent X years (where X can be anywhere from 0 up to 10 years, depending on the particular journal; most are in the 3 to 5 year embargo range).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8235
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Readers Guide Abstracts (with Full Text)

Alternative Titles
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega, Readers Guide Retrospective, Readers Guide Retro
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
RGA, RGPL, RGFT, RGFTM, RGR
Description

Indexes and briefly summarizes articles from more than 450 popular periodicals published in the U.S. & Canada, covering current events & news, fine arts, fashion, education, business, sports, health and nutrition, consumer affairs, etc.  Includes full text for many of the articles published in 270 of these periodicals.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1890 - (Indexing); 1984 - (Abstracting); 1994 - (Full text)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8221
Access
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American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

Alternative Titles
AHD, AHDEL
Description

Free online version, with over 200,000 entries featuring 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.

Type
Dictionary
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Fifth edition (2011).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8215
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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