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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
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SimplyMap

Alternative Titles
Simply Map
Description

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that allows you to create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data.  Sources include: U.S. government sources such as the census, Department of Labor statistics, FBI,  and National Climatic Data Center; Mediamark Research Inc (MRI) Consumer Survey, EASI Analytic Life Stages, EASI Health Care, Nielsen PRIZM Consumer Buying Power, Nielsen Retail Market Power; and Nielsen Financial CLOUT datasets.

Data can be downloaded for use with other software such as Excel and GIS.

SimplyMap requires users to log in to save their work and use it again later.  Users who do not wish to create a personal account may log in as a guest

Type
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10353
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Life Photo Archive

Description
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.
Type
Images
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10355
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (GVRL)
EEEP
Description
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10347
Access
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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (GVRL)
NDHI
Description
A survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries exploring the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2005 Edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10345
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Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

Alternative Titles
Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film (GVRL)
Description
Provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
First Edition, 2007.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10341
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Hispanic American Newspapers

Description

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. Based on the “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project,” a national research effort directed by Professor Nicolás Kanellos, this digital resource is the first in a new American Ethnic Newspapers series, available within America’s Historical Newspapers.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1808-1980
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10335
Access
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