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Grove Book of Opera Singers

Alternative Titles
The New Grove Book of Opera Singers
Description

This resource offers an alphabetically arranged collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers. The profiles offer basic information such as birth date, vocal style, first debut, and most memorable roles, as well as colorful portraits of the singer's personality and vocal style, plus astute evaluations of their place in operatic history.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2008 ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10479
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Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Alternative Titles
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
Description

Contains more than 3,000 entries that offer commentary on Shakespeare's life and times, his plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. All of Shakespeare's plays from As You Like It and All's Well that Ends Well to King Lear and Hamlet are covered in major articles. There are concise descriptions of allusions in Shakespeare, well-known critics, great Shakespearian actors, characters in the plays, figures of speech, and much more. Longer articles explore topics such as Shakespeares birthplace, censorship, the Chamberlain's Men, film, and Shakespeare's reception in such countries as China, Italy, and the United States. 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10483
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Oxford Companion to American Theatre

Alternative Titles
The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
Description

Provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original authors in 2011.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10481
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Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Alternative Titles
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
Description

This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, and directors, as well as information on theatres, festivals, and such technical topics as lighting, sound, and method acting. Entries on people and places include Athol Fugard, Anthony Hopkins, Glenda Jackson, Derek Jacobi, Harvey Fierstein, Helen Mirren, Trevor Nunn, Peter O'Toole, Willy Russell, and Stephen Sondheim, Barbican Theatre, The English Shakespeare Company, Michael Gambon, The Swan at Stratford, and the Shubert theatre in New York.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10485
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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
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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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
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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
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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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