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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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The American West is based on the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Included are manuscripts, maps, broadsides, and a variety of ephemeral works.
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Archaeological Sites Images  
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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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Artstor Digital Library provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences, and includes an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
ARTstor requires registration to download images and to use the software tools.
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Added June 2014
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Access to full text of ASTM standards and historical industrial standards. Includes Construction, General Test Methods, Metals, Paint, Petroleum Products, Plastics, Rubber and Electrical Insulating Materials, Textiles, and Miscellaneous. To find a standard:
• Click on IHS Standards Expert after you connect.
• Enter your standard number in the 'Doc No.' field and 'ASTM' in the 'Text' field; click on 'Search'
• Find your standard in the list and click on the 'View Document' icon
• Read the copyright agreement and click on 'Accept' to download the PDF.
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Note: ASTM Standards through IHS will be discontinued August 31, 2014, but you will still be able to access ASTM Standards through ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library.
Updated July 2014
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EBSCOhost's Audiobook Collection includes fiction and non-fiction downloadable audiobooks. The books are a mix of classics and current titles. Although multiple users may access Audiobook Collection at the same time, each individual book can only be downloaded by one person at a time.
A free, personal EBSCOhost account is required to download the books.
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Books 24x7 includes books and videos covering IT, technology, and engineering. Included are many thousands of engineering books (e.g., electrical and electronic engineering, materials science, and telecommunications) and IT and technical books (e.g., programming languages, internet and web development, and databases). More than 3,000 videos, primarily covering software design and development, web development and graphic design, and operating systems and servers are also included.
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Added January 2014
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British Online Archives contains a wide range of materials related to British history, including the colonization of America, India, Africa, the West Indies, New Zealand, Australia, and Melanesia. The collection contains sources that relate to both politics and history, including:
• Records of missionaries from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
• Records made by the East India Company
• Papers of the Parliamentary Labour Party
• Anti-fascist newsletters of the International Transport Workers' Federation
• Records of the Communist Party of Great Britain
• The British Union of Fascists' newspapers and secret files
• British Broadcasting Corporation records
• Trade directories
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China: Trade, Politics & Culture includes English-language sources relating to China and the West from 1793 to 1980. It covers almost any aspect of Chinese history during two centuries of monumental social and political upheaval that ultimately recreated China into a modern power. Included are manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People's Republic. Also included are color paintings, maps, and drawings by English and Chinese artists, as well as countless photographs, sketches, and ephemeral items depicting Chinese people, places, customs, and events.
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This fully searchable database covers approximately 10,000,000 articles in over 25,000 periodicals published between 1911 and 1949 in China. Language: Chinese.
Note: One concurrent user between all three UM campuses.
Added March 2014
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The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials includes details of published articles taken from bibliographic databases (notably MEDLINE and EMBASE), and other published and unpublished sources as part of the preparation of a Cochrane Review.
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The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care. Each Cochrane Review is a peer-reviewed systematic review. Currently there are over 5,000 Cochrane Reviews including nearly 2,000 protocols providing an explicit description of the research methods and objectives for Cochrane Reviews in progress. Existing Reviews are updated as new information becomes available.
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A collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision making regarding the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions, as well as methodology and diagnostic tests. Included are:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
Cochrane Methodology Register Database
Health Technology Assessment Database
NHS Economic Evaluation Database
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The Cochrane Methodology Register is a bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, and the content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. The Cochrane Methodology Register contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies that could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews.
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This collection covers a broad sweep of history from c.1824 to 1961, including the U.S.A., Canada, the Caribbean, and Central America.
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The Dictionary of American Regional English documents regional aspects of English language usage in the United States, including variations in words, phrases, and pronunciation. In addition to searching, the online version of DARE allows you to browse by region using an interactive map. You can also create your own maps based on the extensive survey data and hear audio clips from over 4,000 interview recordings.
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A wealth of primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets, and strong visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.
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Foreign Office Files for China includes sources from The National Archives, Kew - the U.K. government's official archive. Major sections include:
• 1919-29, Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International
• 1949-56, The Communist Revolution
• 1957-66, The Great Leap Forward
• 1967-80, The Cultural Revolution
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Organized by country, this collection covers a wide range of viewpoints on political, social, and economic issues. It sheds light on the foreign relations interactions between Central American and South American countries. In the Caribbean, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic are represented. This collection includes cables, memoranda, correspondence, reports and analyzes, and treaties.
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Originally microfilmed as Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations, this collection consists of materials pertaining to political relations between the U.S. and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, it documents the U.S. shift to maintain its influence in Latin America through Pan-Americanism, support for strong local leaders, the training of national guards, economic and cultural penetration, Export-Import Bank loans, financial supervision, and political subversion.
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Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange brings together manuscript, printed, and visual primary source materials for the study of global commodities in world history. The commodities featured have been transported, exchanged, and consumed around the world for hundreds of years. They helped transform societies, global trading operations, habits of consumption, and social practices.
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Harmathèque is a French language resource that contains more than 26,000 e-books, 17,000 articles, 400 films, and 600 audio files. A wide range of subject areas in the humanities and social sciences is covered, and novels and children's books are also included.
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Added January 2014
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The Health Technology Assessment Database brings together details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world. The aim of the HTA Database is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.
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The IEEE eLearning Library delivers more than 300 courses in core and emerging technologies that provide students, faculty, and professionals the best educational courses from IEEE conferences and workshops around the world.
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Indiastat provides key statistics about India, including census, election, foreign trade, health data, and more. For example, population density by state (1901-2011), state and regional level population (2001 and 2011), presidential election voter turnout in general election by state (1967-2009), and state assembly election (1962-2011) are currently available.
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• To access the data, please click on a link called "IP Login" at the top of the main page.
• This is a single-user database. Please logout on behalf of the next user when you finish your research.
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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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Jewish Heritage Collection Digital Archive contains images and supporting descriptions of the approximately 600 objects in the Jewish Heritage Collection in the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan. The collection was formed to reflect Jewish life through an unusual assemblage of artwork, books, printed ephemera such as pamphlets and postcards, and objects of everyday and religious significance.
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JoVE Chemistry includes fundamental and applied research that investigates molecular interactions, properties, and structure. The following core divisions are included: analytical, organic, organometallic, inorganic, bioinorganic, and biochemistry. JoVE Chemistry also includes the design and preparation of materials and small molecules for advanced or unique applications.
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Practice exams for many common tests, including GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Includes a section for job search skills and resume/interviewing skills.
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• Requires you to register for a free personal account.
• You will need to set up a new account if you haven't since July 1, 2014.
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NBC's Meet the Press is broadcast television's longest-running program. Included are interviews, panels, and debates from across the political spectrum along with transcripts. Upon completion, the collection will include every surviving program from the show's beginning in 1947 through the end of 2013 — roughly 1,600 hours of programming.
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Met Opera on Demand: Student Access offers users instant access to more than 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances, including stunning HD videos from the Met's award-winning "Live in HD" series of movie theater transmissions; classic telecasts from the 1970s, '80s, and '90s; and hundreds of radio broadcasts dating back to 1935. Every opera includes an English synopsis, with synopses in multiple languages available for many operas.
Note: This resource is limited to ten simultaneous users. If you cannot access it, please try again later.
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The National Palace Museum Collections Online presents around 6,000 objects (antiquities, painting, and calligraphy) preserved at the imperial collections and palatial treasures from the various Chinese dynasties at the National Palace Museum, Taipei.
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NHS Economic Evaluation Database focuses primarily on the economic evaluation of health care interventions. Economic evaluations are studies in which a comparison of two or more interventions or care alternatives is undertaken and in which both the costs and outcomes of the alternatives are examined. This includes cost-benefit analyses, cost-utility analyses, and cost-effectiveness analyses.
Note: the primary focus of this database is British (the National Health Service of Great Britain).
Added May 2014
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource of a wide variety of previously unavailable primary sources including: books and monographs, newspapers and periodicals, diaries and personal letters, manuscripts, photographs, pamphlets, maps, sheet music, and more. NCCO currently contains 4 collections:
• Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
• British Politics and Society
• British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
• European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Mobile access: Available through the Gale AccessMyLibrary College Edition App.
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The Nixon Years includes Foreign & Commonwealth Office and British Embassy analyses of U.S. policy decisions, White House staff appointments and U.N. discussions, views on Europe, the deployment of F111 aircraft on U.S. airbases in the U.K., Nixon's battles over funding from Congress, and much more. There are also detailed assessments of all the changes brought about by the presidential elections of 1972.
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Oxford History of Western Music starts with the invention of musical notation more than a thousand years ago, and sweeps across centuries of musical invention and European intellectual history to provide a nuanced and stimulating historical account. Emphasis is on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age that illustrate how music works and how contemporaries heard and understood it. Descriptions are included of how the context of each stylistic period — key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events — influenced and directed compositional practices.
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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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Added May 2014
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Psychological Experiments Online pairs audio and video recordings of quintessential experiments in psychology with thousands of pages of primary-source documents. It's packed with exclusive and hard-to-find materials, including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, and final reports on topics from obedience to authority and from conformity to operant conditioning.
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Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape includes manuscript materials from the Wordsworth Trust by William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and other Romantic writers. The collection also includes landscape paintings and drawings of the Lake District by such artists as Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, Joseph Wilkinson, and John Constable.
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International multi-disciplinary indexing & abstracting database for scientific, medical, technical, and social sciences.
Coverage includes journals, patents, and websites (18,000+ titles) from more than 5,000 publishers. It also searches some of the arts and humanities CSA databases which include:
• ARTBibliographies Modern, back to 1974
• DAAI: Design and Applied Art Index, back to 1973
• Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, back to 1962
• Sociological Abstracts, back to 1952
• World Wide Political Science Abstracts, back to 1975
• Social Service Abstracts, back to 1979
You can do cited reference searching, citation analysis, get h-factor for authors, journal analyzing, etc.
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Note: New Scopus enhancements were added February 1, 2014.
Updated January 2014
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SBDS includes spectra for 34,000 organic compounds. The types of spectra included are: electron impact Mass spectrum (EI-MS), Fourier transform infrared spectrum (FT-IR), 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrum, 13C NMR spectrum, laser Raman spectrum, and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrum.
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Added October 2014
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Trench Journals contains a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organizations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover, in full color or greyscale, and with granular indexing of all articles and specialist indexing of publications.
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Added January 2014
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Virginia Company Archives documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-24. It then shows the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas. Virginia Company Archives is made up of four constituent parts:
• Previously unpublished transcripts by Dr. David Ransome of documents from the Virginia Company Archives. These are fully searchable and are linked to the original manuscripts.
• A fully searchable text of The Records of the Virginia Company of London.
• The complete Ferrar Papers from Magdelene College, Cambridge.
• A wide range of maps, illustrations, and other works.
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Added December 2013
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Web OYA-bunko indexes periodicals held by the Oya Soichi bunko, a private library in Tokyo with a comprehensive collection of popular journals that reflect popular culture in Japan. More than 300 titles are covered including 110,000 personal names and 7,000 subject headings. Coverage: 1988- present.
Added June 2014

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