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Entries from October 2012
Monday, October 22. 2012
This Thursday, October 25, UM-Dearborn’s Career Services Office is sponsoring “Foreign Service Fellowship Programs & Careers in the U.S. Department of State.” You can learn more about the U.S. Foreign Service through a couple of e-books in the Mardigian Library's collection. Check them out!
Career Diplomacy Life and Work in the U.S. Foreign Service
Career Diplomacy Life and Work in the U.S. Foreign Service, 2nd edition
The Practice of Public Diplomacy Confronting Challenges Abroad
Friday, October 19. 2012
American Film Scripts
Over 1,000 scripts by more than 1,050 writers as well as detailed information on the scenes, characters, and people related to the scripts. American Film Scripts also includes over 500 original images of previously unpublished screenplays.
Art and Architecture in Video
Documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. Includes coverage of the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art. In addition to art history and theory, the collection addresses applied topics such as architectural and graphic design.
Black Drama, Second Edition
Black Drama, now in its expanded second edition, contains the full text of more than 1,460 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 250 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print.
Classic Mexican Cinema
The Golden Age of Mexican cinema is illuminated in this collection of popular movie periodicals. This collection also includes dozens of film flyers, which were distributed on the streets to lure people into the cinema. Finally, this collection gives access to the personal scrap books of Fernando de Fuentes (1894-1958), one of the leading Latin-American filmmakers. These volumes contain reviews, movie stills, programs, and advertisements, shedding a unique light on the career of this pioneering director.
Classical Music Library
Recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, and Vox. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g., Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. More than 7,400 albums with 135,000 tracks are included and it is added to regularly.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive is a research resource containing primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the vaudeville and silent movies era through to 2000. The database includes film and entertainment industry trade magazines, fan magazines, and music press titles.
March of Time
Time Inc.'s unique and controversial newsreel series that ran from 1935 to 1967. The newsreels have been restored to their original luster by HBO Archives, allowing viewers to experience these historic newsreels as audiences did in earlier decades. The most unusual feature of the films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras.
New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990 to present
Full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens. Also includes documentaries, comedies, dramas, and award-winning short films. All films were presented at major film festivals and, collectively, have won more than 1,000 awards. Film clips and playlists can be created, saved, and shared with others. Videos can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours.
Do you need to view a DVD or VHS tape while at the Mardigian Library? The library has two portable DVD players (Blu-ray and standard) on reserve for student, faculty, and staff use within the library. There is also a cart available with both a DVD and videocassette player, along with a monitor, that can be checked out for use in the library. Headphones are also available. Just ask for what you need at the Circulation Desk.
Thursday, October 18. 2012
Some people might not think musical scores are as interesting as the Tigers scores. But, if you attended last night’s Fair Lane Music Guild concert, you might think otherwise. If you attended the concert, you heard Brahm’s Horn Trio, among other pieces. If you are musically inclined, you might be interested to know that the score for Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40 can be found in the library’s collection. The library also has scores and recordings of other music by Brahms, Mozart, and Strauss. Check them out!
AccessEngineering provides access to thousands of pages of McGraw-Hill content from such renowned resources as Perry's Handbook for Chemical Engineers and Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers. Also included: powerful search tools, interactive tables and graphs, instructive videos and student study guides, time-saving curriculum guides, and global engineering news.
ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online
This is an online source of 23,000 critically evaluated phase diagrams for oxides, salts, carbides, nitrides, borides, compound semiconductors, and chalcogenides. Functionality includes:
• Search commentaries and diagrams by chemical system, published author's last name, volume, language, publication year, and figure number.
• View diagram's chemical system, figure number, figure notes, references, commentary, and footnotes.
• Manipulate diagrams with zoom in/out, lever rule, curve follow, mirror, Mol% to Wt% or Wt% to Mol%, and built-in calculator.
Note: To get started, click on the link "Click Here Without Signing In to Access Phase Diagrams" on the home page.
ASM Alloy Center
The ASM Alloy Center enables you to search in one easy step across ASM property data, performance charts, and processing guidelines for specific metals and alloys. Includes data sheets and diagrams, an alloy finder, materials property data, coatings data, and corrosion data.
ASM Failure Analysis Center
The ASM Failure Analysis Center features over 1,000 case histories along with authoritative handbook information on failure mechanisms and analysis methods. Find specific information to help you quickly solve your own failure analysis or materials performance issues.
ASM Micrograph Center
The ASM Micrograph Center is a comprehensive collection of micrograph images and associated data. The emphasis of the collection is on micrographs for industrially important alloys. Information captured for each image includes material designation and composition, processing history, service history, metallographic preparation/technique, magnification, significance of the structures shown, selected materials properties data, and other relevant data.
Wednesday, October 17. 2012
Over the summer, we have added several new science databases to our collection: WebCSD, SciFinder, ProQuest Statistical Datasets, and National Geographic Magazine Archive. Additionally, JAMA & Archives has changed its name to JAMA Network.
JAMA & Archives has been renamed JAMA Network. JAMA Archives titles will have new names beginning in 2013; see the news release for more information.
National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994
National Geographic Magazine Archive features the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s. Every page and every photograph of National Geographic is included, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface. This is a powerful tool for finding and reading through the 100+ years of articles found in this archive.
ProQuest Statistical Datasets
ProQuest Statistical Datasets provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. federal agencies, private companies, and intergovernmental organizations. Create maps and reports from data you select from over 640 datasets. Categories include Energy Resources and Demand, Food and Agriculture, Health and Vital Statistics, Natural Resources and Environment, and much more.
Note: ProQuest Statistical Datasets requires a Java-enabled browser.
Combined access to Chemical Abstracts' CAPlus, CAS Registry, CASREACT, CHEMLIST, and CHEMCATS databases as well as Medline. Search by chemical structure or substructure, reaction, name, formula, etc. or use natural language queries.
Note: Requires the creation of an individual user account (see instructions).
The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is a worldwide repository of more than 500,000 small molecule crystal structures hosted by Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center. Browse structures or search by substructure, similarity, etc.
On Friday, October 19, Dr. Anne Danielson-Francois, Assistant Professor of Biological Science at UM-Dearborn, will be a guest speaker at the Natural Sciences Colloquium. Dr. Danielson-Francois’ presentation will be “Mating Behavior and Sperm Competition in Spiders”.
Read some of Dr. Danielson-Francois's work through the library’s Summon discovery tool.
Tuesday, October 16. 2012
The list of new books and other materials added to the library’s collection in September has been posted. Click on “…more New Arrivals” on the library’s home page. Or, go directly to http://library.umd.umich.edu/newbooks/.
Professor Jie Wu will be the speaker at the October 19 CIS-ECE Distinguished Lecture Series. Professor Wu, IEEE Fellow from Temple University, will talk about “Utility-Based Routing and its Applications in Dynamic Wireless Networks.”
One e-book edited by Professor Wu is in the library’s collection: Handbook on Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspect of Sensor, Ad Hoc Wireless, and Peer-to-Peer Networks. Take a look!
Dr. Wu has been a prolific author with nearly 100 journal articles listed in the Scopus database. To read papers, click on "View at publisher" or "Article Linker.” Note that full text of all papers may not be available.
Monday, October 15. 2012
An immigration reform forum will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19 in 1030 CASL. If you want to learn more about United States immigration policies, the library has dozens of books available for you to check out. Thousands of journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, books and book chapters, etc. are also available through the library’s Summon discovery tool.
Did you see the new Ben Affleck movie Argo about the rescue of American diplomats during the Iran Hostage Crisis? Want to know more about events that the movie deals with? Check out books and video in the library’s collection, including Our Man in Tehran: The True Story Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans During the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Foreign Ambassador Who Worked With the CIA to Bring Them Home. Thousands of newspaper, magazine, and journals articles as well as dissertations and e-books are also available online through the Summon discovery tool.
Friday, October 12. 2012
Join us in the Mardigian Library at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 for the opening reception of the Armenian Research Center’s exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of the first Armenian printed book.
Dr. Levon Avdoyan, Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist at the Library of Congress, will speak on “The Three Eras of Armenian Literature.”
Armenian language printed books from the 17th century to the present will be on display in the library. The exhibition runs until Friday, November 16.
The exhibition is co-organized with the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Southfield, and is sponsored by the Robert Ajemian Foundation. For group tours, contact the Armenian Research Center at 313-593-5181.
On this day in 1971, the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opened on Broadway. The Mardigian Library doesn't have any books, videos, or sound recordings from this hit musical. But, you can find them in MeLCat (see http://elibrary.mel.org/search). You can order books or audiovisual materials from another library in Michigan and have it delivered right to the Mardigian Library for pick-up. For more about MeLCat, see How to use MeLCat.
Thursday, October 11. 2012
Heather Ann Thompson, Associate Professor of History at Temple University, will be coming to UM-Dearborn on October 17 to speak on Which Way Detroit? From Struggles for Civil Rights to the Crisis of Criminalization as well as about her book "Whose Detroit?: Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City." The Mardigian Library has copies of Whose Detroit?. Check one out!
Wednesday, October 10. 2012
Dr. Heather Williams will be the guest speaker at the SOE Research Colloquium/A Conversation on Race event on Tuesday, October 16. Dr. Williams, from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be presenting “Freedom Through Education: African Americans in the 19th Century South”.
Two books by Dr. Williams are in the library’s collection; check them out!
Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery
Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom
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