World Bank database provides direct access to more than 550 development indicators, with time series for 200 countries and 18 country groups from 1960, where data are available. Data export options in Excel or ASCII.
Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.
The “Homophile Movement” is the name given to organizations and political strategies employed by the LGBT community prior to the era of confrontational activism of the 1970s. Donald Stewart Lucas was a gay rights pioneer and antipoverty activist. His papers document a variety of homophile organizations, particularly the Mattachine Foundation, the Mattachine Society, Pan-Graphic Press, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, the Society for Individual Rights, and the Economic Opportunity Council of San Francisco.
The Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) was part of the New Deal Work Projects Administration. This collection reproduces some 450 plays, works of poetry, and reports published by FWP writers 1933-1943. The collection is strong in local history and description, though the well-known state guides are not included. Some of the works were reproduced for limited circulation by mimeograph. Overall, the works offer a wide-ranging view of Depression America.
Gateway to statistics from over 100 federal agencies.
Companion to the field that showcases both the historical traditions and the future possibilities for public address scholarship.
Some 170 German-language books and pamphlets, dating mostly from the 1930s. The collection also includes tracts against other groups, including Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jesuits, and Freemasons.
This site eventually will include the entire Yerushalmi in the format of audio classes. Much of the Yerushalmi has already been uploaded. The website also contains much additional helpful material and links concerning Talmud Yerushalmi.
The database covers Japanese literary works translated into other languages from 1945 to 1990s. It is searchable by author, title of work, translator or other key words in Japanese or roman letters. Short stories are listed individually by their own title rather than in the anthology.
Online collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical sources, handbooks and other reference titles covering all subjects. Search by subject, keywords, or book title. Includes images, videos, topic pages and mind mapping (related terms and concepts).
Guide to selected print and electronic resources in the fields of Spanish, Latin American, and Portuguese Literatures available through the UM Libraries
A comprehensive collection of chemistry journals available through the American Chemical Society.
Documents (full text)related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities.
Needs Internet Explorer IME for Japanese.
The Kindai Digital Library of the National Diet Library of Japan presently provides digital images of 97,000 titles (143,000 volumes) published in the Meiji and Taisho eras (1868-1926), and is continuously adding new titles to this database.
Whenever titles being searched in the NDL OPAC are present in the Kindai Digiital Library, there is a hot link in the bibliographic records that takes you from the OPAC to the full text of the titles in the Kindai Digital Library where you can view images of the contents and full texts of those titles.
More than 50 women’s periodicals mostly published in American and Britain with a few German and French titles. Subjects include housekeeping and family, fashion, religion, sex and birth control, eugenics, suffrage, and business
The 25 titles in this collection document the experiences of interned Japanese-Americans from 1942-1945. Many articles are in Japanese but most are in English or appear in both languages.
Legendary movie director, Kurosawa Akira's materials can now be seen for the first time in the Kurosawa Digital Archive. Totaling 27,431 items, the archive contains scripts, production notes and photos, scenes of which are from masterpieces such as "The Seven Samurai." Ryukoku University helped to digitize the materials. /[in Japanese]
The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project (PJN) is a unique, free, searchable fulltext archive that documents the history and life of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. To date, it is a digital archive of The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962) and The Jewish Chronicle (1962-present).
Comprehensive reference work covering the fields of international studies and international relations
FBI reports of activities of the American Indian Movement and other activist Native American groups in the late 1960s and 1970s, including the occupation of Wounded Knee (1973).
Electronic version of 12 titles in Gale’s popular Literature Criticism reference series, including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Drama Criticism.
From the International Monetary Fund, includes full-text statistical data from 1996-present on exchange rates, international liquidity, international interest rates, prices, national accounts, and international transactions (including balance of payments and international investment positions. To download data, authorized users are required to create a free personal account
A core reference for chemistry and chemical engineering fields. We currently have the 4th edition in both EPSL and Chemistry libraries. The encyclopedia has a wide range of articles on chemical substances—including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. Its focus is on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering. Additionally, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed.
This new fifth edition includes such hot topics as fuel cells, chemoinformatics, green chemistry, nanotechnology and process systems engineering.
Six English-language journals published during the nineteenth century by missionaries and early sinologists. They pertain mostly to China but Japan and Southeast Asia are also covered. They include articles on a wide range of religious, economic, political, and cultural subjects.
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research maintains one of the most complete collections of public opinion data. Data contributors include many major commercial polling firms and media survey organizations, such as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, the Gallup Organization, Los Angeles Times, National Opinion Research Center, NBC News, New York Times, Princeton Survey Research Associates, USA Today, the Washington Post, and many others. RoperExpress, a data access tool for on-demand downloading of data in the Roper Center collection that are in ASCII or SPSS portable formats, is also available.
This databank is a comprehensive, up-to-date source for questions asked on U.S. nationwide public opinion surveys since 1935. It provides question wordings, response percentages, and full survey-level citations.
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.