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This combination of two well-known databases, South African Studies and African Studies, includes nearly two million records from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. indexing articles, books, newspapers, government documents, radio and TV broadcasts, pamphlets, maps, theses, and music recordings. Topics covered include politics, history, economics, business, mining, natural sciences, environment, development, social issues, anthropology, literature, language, law, music, tourism, and much more.
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Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Over 1,700 journals published from as far back as 1910 to the present are included.
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American Indian Histories and Cultures is based on the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Included are manuscripts, artwork, American Indian newspapers from the 1960s to 1990s, rare printed books, photographs, and maps.
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Reviews of the most significant primary research literature to guide you to the principal contributions of the field and help you keep up to date in your area of research.
Archaeological Sites Images  
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The Archaeology Channel is a streaming-media website for sharing the important messages of archaeology and indigenous peoples. The site includes a Teacher Resources area that includes lesson plans and other kinds of information designed to assist teachers in employing archaeology in the classroom.
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Artemis is a full-text primary source database that cross-searches Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO), Nineteenth-Century Collections Online (NCCO), and The Making of the Modern World
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AtoZ Maps Online provides a diverse range of maps, including modern outline, political, thematic, topographic (including USGS), scientific, and animated maps, as well as tens of thousands of antique maps of the world, individual countries, U.S. states, and U.S. towns and cities.
A key benefit is that users can download, modify, and use any of the maps however they wish, including use in print and electronic reports, with no copyright restrictions.
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A unique online portal that offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections - including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in many disciplines will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world.
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Book Citation Index allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. You can also search Book Citation Index - Science and Book Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities separately.
Book Citation Index is a part of Web of Science
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Includes links to:
China Academic Journals Full-text - articles from 7,200 journals.
Century Journals Project - expansion of the China Academic Journals Full-text Database.
China Doctor Dissertations Full-text - 1999 - present.
China Master Dissertations Full-text - 2000 - present.
China Proceedings of Conference Full-text - Conference proceedings from academic institutions, industrial organizations, governmental agencies, and international bodies in China since 1999.
China Core Newspapers Full-text - Articles since 2000 of 1,000 publicly issued newspapers in mainland China
China Yearbook Full-text - Covers 1912 to present.
China Reference Works Online - About 2,000 titles of all types of reference works, such as dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, atlases, timelines, and handbooks.
China Statistical Yearbooks
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An index to the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of disciplines, from anthropology to zoology. You can also search Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science or Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities separately.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index is a part of Web of Science
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Deep Blue is the University of Michigan's permanent, safe, and accessible service for representing our rich intellectual environment. The primary goal of Deep Blue is to provide access to the work that makes Michigan a leader in research, teaching, and creativity. By representing our scholars, from faculty through students, as individuals and as members of communities, Deep Blue provides a framework for preserving and finding the best scholarly and artistic work done at the University.
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Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. More than 6,250 journals are included in the directory with nearly 3,000 journals searchable at article level. DOAJ aims to cover all subjects and languages.
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OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of more than 1,800 academic open access repositories. As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents. The current directory lists repositories and allows breakdown and selection by a variety of criteria (e.g., subject area, content type, and country).
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ebrary Academic Complete is a collection of nearly 45,000 e-books in a broad range of subjects. Titles are available from more than 150 publishers, including Brill, Cambridge, Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Johns Hopkins University Press, MIT, Taylor & Francis, Palgrave-MacMillan, and more. The ebrary QuickView Reader works in a browser, so no software installation or download is required. Features include the ability to add titles to a personal bookshelf, highlight text, take notes, and integrate with RefWorks and EndNote.
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Information on the prehistory of the world. The eHRAF Collection of Archaeology provides researchers and students access to archaeolgical materials for comparative studies within and across regions. Archaeological traditions include "classics" such as the Maya in Mesoamerica and the Dawenkou in China.
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A multi-cultural collection of books, articles, and dissertations. eHRAF contains more than 300,000 pages of information about all aspects of cultural and social life with diverse topics ranging from religious beliefs, bringing up children, causes and cures of diseases, to economic and political behavior. Cultures included are mostly ethnic and indigenous groups from around the world.
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More than 60,000 images of original manuscripts and printed material, 1492-1962, taken from libraries and archives around the world. Covers Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Oceania, and South Asia. Thematic sections: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969; Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire; The Visible Empire; Religion and Empire; and Race, Class and Colonialism, c1607-2007.
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Ethnographic Video Online covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century. Thematic areas include: language and culture, kinesthetics, body language, food and foraging, cooking, economic systems, social stratification and status, caste systems and slavery, male and female roles, kinship and families, political organization, conflict and conflict resolution, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, as well as sex, gender, and family roles. Indexed to enable cross-cultural comparisons. The collection also makes it easy to analyze how the practice of and discourse surrounding visual anthropology have changed over time.
See also Ethnographic Video Online, Vol. 2
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Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum — race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
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Search for full-text articles related to different countries and cultures around the world. Sources include Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, Encyclopedia of the Community, and Countries and Their Cultures.
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Easy-to-use, designed specifically for students and non-specialists, and is the first place to look for answers to science-related questions. Features abstracts from nearly 100 periodicals from as far back as 1995.
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A comprehensive cultural, business, and travel database with in-depth coverage of 175 countries.
Major categories include:
• Society and Culture (What are taboo gifts in Saudi Arabia?)
• Food and Recipes (What are classic dishes in Iceland and how do I make them?)
• Communications (Will my cell phone work in Zimbabwe?)
• Travel (What are notable places to visit in Japan?)
• Business Culture (What should I expect at a business meeting in India?)
• Money and Banking (What do banknotes and coins look like in Indonesia?)
• Country Maps (9 downloadable maps per country)
• and more than 20 other topics with integrated photographs.
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A Google search of scholarly sources, including articles, books, and papers. Also includes links to who cited articles. Use this link and you'll see UM-Dearborn availability for items and full text when available.
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Coverage of the history of the world from the 15th century to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). More than 2,300 journals published from 1955 to the present in more than 40 languages are covered.
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A scholarly encyclopedia that covers a wide range of topics in the social and behavioral sciences. Comprehensive articles put current knowledge in historical perspective, and show the relevance of the social and behavioral sciences for social policy.
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The Jeffrey R. Parsons digital images are part of the Jeffrey R. Parsons collection housed at the Bentley Historical Library. The images document Parson's field work in the Basin of Mexico and in Peru, and are part of the collections' visual materials series. These depict terrain survey work, a variety of ceramic work, and multiple archaeological sites. Among the locations documented here are Ixtapalapa, Zumpango, Texcoco, Chalco, Xochimilco, Jauja, Huasahuasi, Junin, and Tarma.
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Comprehensive resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. Journal Citation Reports can show you the most frequently cited journals in a field, highest impact journals in a field, and largest journals in a field.
Journal Citation Reports is a part of Web of Knowledge
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Journal articles from core scholarly journals in the liberal arts and sciences. Coverage extends from the first issue of journals included to 3 - 5 years before the present. Our JSTOR collections are:
Arts & Sciences I - Includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. Also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
Arts & Sciences II - This collection adds more titles to economics, history, and Asian studies. Includes core journals in archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.
Arts & Sciences III - Includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and art and architecture.
Arts & Sciences IV - Has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration.
Arts & Sciences VI - Focus is on anthropology, archaeology, economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies.
Arts & Sciences VII - An eclectic range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that complements research in core disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, art and art history, and language and literature. This collection represents the largest cluster of health policy titles in JSTOR.
Ecology & Botany - Includes the Ecological Society of America's premier research journals along with titles broadly focused on ecosystems.
Health & General Sciences - Features important historical scientific journals and top publications in the health sciences. Includes published scientific research dating as far back as 1665.
Also available: All articles in any JSTOR collection published in the United States before 1923 and published anywhere else before 1870. This is about 500,000 articles from 200 journals.
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Books, DVDs, and other items in our library.
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Mass Observation was a pioneering social research organization whose papers provide insights into the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1965. The material in Mass Observation Online, offers insight into everyday life in the 1930s and 1940s. Material includes reports, images, diaries, and more.
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Coverage of the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa including: political affairs and law, international relations, economic affairs - business and industry, cultural heritage, arts and humanities, society and social welfare, ethnic diversity and anthropology, significant religious events and movements, and recent history (1900 - present) and archaeology.
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Digital images of works of art, historical objects, natural history specimens, and related items from collections at the University of Michigan, including the Museum of Art. Selected external collections can also be searched and viewed. In some cases a digital image is not available, only a description.
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Moving Image Archive at the Internet Archive includes thousands of movies, films, and videos from such topics as animation, technology, full-length feature films and classic shorts, open source movies, sports videos, and video game videos. Many videos are available for free download.
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Nearly 300 videos and video clips from National Geographic about the environment, music, science, travel, and culture.
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This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.
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A database of plants used by Native American peoples for foods, drugs, dyes, fibers and other purposes, including over 4,000 plants and 44,000 usages. This database was created by Dan Moerman, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan-Dearborn.
NOVA  
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Watch full episodes of NOVA, PBS' series about science and technology. Included are episodes as far back as 1996 and teacher guides.
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OAIster uses the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol to gather over 30 million records of free, useful, wide-ranging digital resources hosted at over 1,100 institutions. Covers resources of all kinds, including digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, datasets, theses, technical reports, research papers, etc. All records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click.
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Full text articles on a variety of topics, from general and scholarly periodicals, covering 1994 - present.
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Handbooks from the Oxford Handbooks series in archaeology, business and management, classical studies, criminology and criminal justice, economics and finance, history, law, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, and religion. The handbooks offer authoritative and trustworthy guides to those fields. Print and save individual chapters (essays) as PDFs. Updated with new titles three times a year.
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PBS Video Collection features films from the series Frontline, American Experience, NOVA, Great Performances, America in Primetime, American Masters, e2, and Odyssey. Includes works by Ken Burns, Michael Wood, and other filmmakers.
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An index to more than 14 million articles in more than 3900 humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 1995. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else. Includes full text for more than 300 of the journals.
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Search all current ProQuest databases, including ProQuest Research Library for general and academic articles, ABI/INFORM for business and management, ProQuest Newspapers, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
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ProQuest Research Library includes articles from scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. The broad range of subjects covered includes arts, business, education, general interest, health, humanities, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. Included are more than 5,060 titles — over 3,600 in full text — from 1971 to the present.
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Access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere. Abstracting and indexing of over 625 periodicals from as far back as 1983.
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A multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines.
Social Sciences Citation Index is a part of Web of Science
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A collection of tens of thousands of searchable books published by Springer. Full-text is only available for:
• More than 50,000 books published since 2005,
• Nearly 4,500 Chemistry and Materials Science books published between 1893 and 2004, and
• Nearly 17,000 Computer Science books published since 1997.
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Provides online full-text access to many of the Springer electronic journals along with some electronic books and series. Topics covered include biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics. Time-span covered is from 1995 - present, but varies by title.
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Combines several citation indexes (Science Expanded, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Conference Proceedings - Science, Conference Proceedings - Social Sciences & Humanities, Book - Science, Book - Social Sciences & Humanities), which permits searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address. Covers 12,000+ journals.
Web of Science is a part of Web of Knowledge
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