General Information Sources

Time Magazine Archive (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
TMA
Description

The Time Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the prominent weekly news magazine dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.  Time contains reports of national and international current events, politics, sports, and entertainment. Capturing the relevant news for a given week, the magazine remains an important resource for researchers studying just about any aspect of 20th-Century history and life.  Front and back covers as well as all articles and advertisements contained in the original publication are included.

For users who would like to browse the front cover images by date, the Time Vault (available directly from the publisher) makes this possible. Even though Time Vault requires a subscription for full-text articles, it can be used to identify a particular issue (by browsing covers by subject or date), and then U-M users can view the full-text of articles from that issue using the Time Magazine Archive from EBSCO. 

Type
Article Index
Text Collection
Coverage
1923 - 2000
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10471
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Google Patents

Alternative Titles
Google Patent Search
Description
With Google Patent Search, you can now search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus and find patents that interest you. Patent documents are available in full text.
Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10429
Access
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EBSCOhost

Alternative Titles
EBSCO host, ehost
WilsonWeb, Wilson Web
NetLibrary, Net Library
Description

Access to over 80 databases provided by EBSCO, in the EBSCOhost interface, including databases formerly published by H.W. Wilson Company on the now discontinued WilsonWeb interface.  Among the included databases are:  PsycINFO, OmniFile Full Text Select, Readers Guide Abstracts, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Art Abstracts with Full Text, Book Review Digest Plus, Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, International Political Science Abstracts,  ATLA Religion Database, Social Work Abstracts, LGBT Life with Full Text, the EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary), and many more.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10427
Access
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World Education Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
World Education Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

This 3-volume country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This updated and expanded edition gives users up-to-date coverage of reorganized educational systems and high-interest topics such as technological advances. Published 2002. Rebecca Marlow-Ferguson, editor.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10411
Access
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World Digital Library

Alternative Titles
WDL
Description

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Developed at the Library of Congress with support from UNESCO and contributions by partner institutions world-wide.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Images
Map(s)
Text Collection
Video
Coverage
8000 BC -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10413
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Springer English/International eBook Collection

Alternative Titles
Springer eBooks, Springer e-Books, Springer Electronic Books
SpringerLink, Springer LINK, SpringerNature, Springer Nature
Springer MyCopy print on demand service, Springer My Copy
Description

Provides online full-text access to over 100,000 books in many subject areas published by Springer, one of the world's largest academic publishers. Includes nearly all books published by Springer in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese in different subject areas, as follows:

  • From 2016 to the present:  Both Springer and Palgrave books in 14 subject collections (excludes some collections in the humanities and social sciences).
  • From 2005 to 2015:  All Springer books in all subject collections.
  • Before 2005:  Chemistry and Materials Science books in all languages (including German and Dutch) published from 1893 to 2004; about 25% of books in English on all subjects published from 1996 to 2004; and selected books in English on all subjects published before 1996, under the following imprints: Apress, Birkhauser, Copernicus Books, Humana Press, Physica-Verlag, Plenum US, Springer, Springer-Verlag, Steinkopff, and TELOS.

Includes books from many different book series as well as books published independent of any series. Includes books in German and Dutch only for Chemistry and Materials Science.

Books can be viewed and printed in PDF at no charge. In addition, personal copies of some titles can be purchased for $24.99 each through a service offered by Springer called MyCopy. The MyCopy offer is currently valid for over 20,000 Springer eBooks. Books are new soft cover editions with a color cover and black and white book content.  To be eligible for the MyCopy service, books must be:

  • Fewer than 1,200 pages
  • Single titles (not part of a multi-volume set)
  • Published 2005 or later
  • English language

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1893 - present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10393
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Social Explorer

Alternative Titles
SocialExplorer
Description

Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.  Create maps and reports based on decennial censuses of 1940 to 2010 and the American Community Survey.  Includes over 40 billion data elements and 335,000 variables.  Includes demographic and  economic data, religion, election and carbon emissions data.

Type
Map(s)
Statistics
Coverage
1790-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10387
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Literature Criticism Online

Alternative Titles
LCO, Children's Literature Review (CLR), Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC), Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), Drama Criticism (DC), Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800,
Shakespearean Criticism (SC), Short Story Criticism (SSC), Poetry Criticism (PC), Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (NCLC), Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC)
Description

Provides online access to volumes from ten different series reproducing extensive excerpts from critical reviews of all kinds and periods of literature worldwide, including: Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.  Permits searching by author name, or name of work (novel, short story, play, poem, etc.) as well as by keywords.

Type
Article Index
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Includes all volumes in all series published through June 2014.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10383
Access
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KISS (한국학술정보)

Alternative Titles
학술 데이터 베이스
Koreanstudies Information Service System
KSI, Korean Studies Information Service System
한국학술정보
Description
This database provides full-text access to 2,500 academic journals published by 1,200 academic societies and research centers in Korea.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10371
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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