Filmakers Library Online is a multidisciplinary collection of well known documentaries already heavily used in humanities and social science classrooms. The coverage is topical, contemporary, and cross-disciplinary, specializing in studies of race and gender, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, and the environment. The collection includes bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. Additionally, titles in Filmakers Library Online present international points of view of both historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
Streaming video service of almost 26,000 full length videos of high-quality educational titles. Subject sets featured include: business & economics, humanities & social sciences, science & mathematics, health & medicine. This collection also includes thousands of video segments and a collection of archival films & newsreels. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark segments, create and share playlists. Most videos available with closed-captioning and interactive transcripts and may be viewed through most mobile devices.
Rosters of the forced interment of people of Japanese descent during World War II chart one of the darker chapters in American history.
This is an important interdisciplinary, global resource that provides important knowledge and understanding of global history, business, finance and politics over the last 120 years. It provides information on world issues, activities and events from the height of the Victorian era to the dawn of the 21st century. The archive includes all articles, advertisements, photographs and market listing as shown in the context of the regular full page and issue of the day.
This guide is to assist you in finding congressional hearings located in the Government Documents section of McKeldin Library, as well as through alternate sources
Guide to using UM (College Park) resources to find sound recordings; updated frequently by UM Libraries faculty.
Footage Access provides University students teachers and staff with access to over 2 million records and 30 archives, making Footage Access the largest educational resource and collection of historical, entertainment and informational video and audio content in the world
Provides access to approximately 20,000 foreign doctoral dissertations (dissertations from universities outside the U.S. and Canada) in North American research libraries. Note that no new records are being added to this database. To view or search current dissertations, please access the CRL catalog
Encompasses nearly all areas of study
Provides access to over 6,000 newspaper titles published outside the United States. These materials may be borrowed from CRL through the UM Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Department.
Encompasses many areas of study
U.S. State Department files documenting relations with the states of Latin America and the Caribbean under Roosevelt’s “Good Neighbor” policy, with the U.S. giving up direct military intervention in favor of other forms of influence on Latin American affairs.
Official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.
Contains documents from Presidential libraries, Departments of State and Defense, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy.
The Foundation Directory online is the leading resource in the world of philanthropy. It provides everything about U.S. foundations and their millions of grants around the world. Search up to nine databases at once — grantmakers, companies, grants, 990s, RFPs, philanthropy news, foundation-sponsored publications, nonprofit literature, and jobs. Includes descriptions of more than 100,000 Community Foundations; Corporate Giving Programs, Operating Foundations, Private Grantmaking Foundations (independent and company-sponsored foundations); and Grantmaking Public Charities.
Database with free medical journals in different subject fields Journals can be searched by topic, impact factor, free access to content (Immediately, after 1-6 months, after 7-12 months, later), journal title, and language.
Contains reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted by the General Accounting Office (GAO) from fiscal year 1995 through the present.
Index to all types of government documents printed by the US Government Printing Office.
Bibliographic citations for all types of US government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and document issues by executive department.
A collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.
This encyclopedia covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed. It allows a reader to analyze an author's work as a reflection of the heritage, traditions and experiences of the author's personal life and the beliefs, events, and lifestyles of the United States at the time.
This encyclopedia covers world authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed. It identifies the significant literary devices
And global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer is a comprehensive survey of more than 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments and diagnostic procedures. Entries typically cover causes and symptoms, definition, description, diagnisis, prevention, resources, risks, special concerns and much more.
Essays cover finance and banking, accounting, marketing, management and information systems. Provides access to the world of Internet commerce and addresses the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community. Presents answers to common questions about website development, financing, advertising, and more. Features 470 essays covering topics and terms, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and coverage of events and legislation related to e-commerce.
Brief descriptions of legal issues' historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state, and; comprehensive bibliographies, including print and Web resources and lists of relevant organizations.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand. Presented in a single alphabetical sequence, entries range in length from 1,500 to 5,000 words.
English-language reference source for philosophy," has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.
Presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiles, geographic profiles, and more in relation to US business and economic history.
Online full-text reference books on the subject of U.S. immigration.
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers more than 85 reference sources including encyclopedias, almanacs, series and more.
Offering access to more than 300 encyclopedias and selected industry-standard reference series. Including content from SAGE Reference, John Wiley & Sons, Cambridge University Press, Berkshire Publishing Group, Cartographica, Linworth and Gale imprints.
Also called World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean. Scholarly Portal and Historical Collection about Latin America and the Caribbean. Portal includes journal articles, statistics, and multimedia organized around topic pages on countries, people, history, commerce & industry, and more. The Historical Collection of full-text primary documents includes manuscripts, letters, records, maps, diaries, and more.
Access to digitized holdings of the French National Library's collections, from the Middle Ages to 1914. Gallica will soon have over 10 million pages made accessible -- including all classical works of French literature -- as text, images and sounds. Full text available in PDF format.
Prestigious editions, dictionaries and periodicals. Covers many disciplines -- history, literature, the ciences, philosophy, law, economy and political science.
Access to articles in the subject areas of Horticulture, Botany, Garden and Landscape Design, Ecology, Plant and Garden Conservation, Horticultural Therapy, and Sustainable Horticultural Design Practices.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. It is the online equivalent of the print Garland Encyclopedia, which has been the preeminent general reference work for research in ethnomusicology since its publication in 1997, with articles written by acknowledged experts in the field. The print version of the Garland Encyclopedia is available in the Performing Arts Library reference collection.
A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.
Full text database comprised of 175 titles, primarily of the many ongoing periodicals that deal with gender issues, including academic and scholarly journals, regional publications, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, booklets and reports.
Subject areas covered include: government, history and politics, lesbian and gay studies, women's studies, and other humanities and social sciences disciplines.
Guide to materials in geology and earth sciences. Worldwide coverage. Abstracts journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses.Over 25,145 sources. Over 2.1 million records. Over 60,000 records added annually.
Geology and the Earth Sciences. Major subjects include: crystallography, hydrogeology, economic geology, hydrology and water resources, environmental geology, marine geology, engineering geology, mineralogy, geochemistry, oceanography, geophysics, and paleontology.
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.
Provides insight into German folklore on literature and popular culture through a collection of texts,chapbooks, folklore ,popular superstition and fairy tales of the German Renaissance.
World Bank database provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 129 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data begin in 1970.
Provides daily and monthly commentary on global economic conditions along with direct access to high frequency data that is refreshed daily. It provides analysis of current economic trends, economic, financial and commodity data indicators, an extensive database including growth and commodity forecasts.
Developed by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism and START: A Center of Excellence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, University of Maryland. "The Global Terrorism Database is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2016 (with annual updates). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time and now includes more than 170,000 cases.
Google Scholar searches academic publishers, professional societies, pre-print archives, and university institutional repositories.
Offers information on all facets of the Gothic including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes and setting. Includes primary source documents and critical material provide contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, lists of further readings and many other extras.
From the International Monetary Fund, provides detailed annual statistical data on revenue, expenses, transactions in assets and liabilities, and stocks and assets and liabilities of general governments and subsectors as reported by member countries. To download, set up a free personal account.
Official handbook of the Federal Government with comprehensive information on agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, boards, commissions, and committees.
A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.
This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia describes and analyzes how the governments profiled affect citizens in the daily exercise of their rights and responsibilities. Arranged alphabetically and richly illustrated, Governments of the World features biographies and historical surveys on different types of political systems, such as constitutional monarchies, presidential systems, democracies and dictatorships, and much more.
Graphic Novels Core Collection highlights more than 3,000 titles for all age levels in the increasingly popular genre of graphic novels. This collection includes descriptive and evaluative annotations, cover art, review excerpts and awards the title has won.
(Content and interface in French)The Great Corpus of French and Francophone literature (from the Middle Ages to the 20th century) provides full-text access to over 14,000 texts and about 300 authors’ complete works. Four full-text literature databases published by Classiques Garnier Numérique are included:
- Corpus of medieval literature from the origins to the end of the 15th century
narrative prose fiction, chanson de geste, poetry and theatre (religious and profane)
- Corpus of narrative literature, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century
novels, tales, and short stories from Chrétien de Troyes to Alain-Fournier and Marcel Proust
- Corpus of Francophone literature from Black Africa, from the origins to Independence
oral and written French-speaking literature from sub-Saharan Africa from the origins (end of the 18th century) to Independence (1960, as date of authors’ death)
- Corpus of literature from the Indian Ocean, from the origins to Independence
Francophone written and oral literature from the Indian Ocean, from the origins (18th century) to Independence (1960, or death of authors
Collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy politics and policy, includes summaries of important energy and environmental policy coverage from hundreds of print, broadcast and online sources, including editorials. Greenwire's archive of key documents provides direct links to reports, analyses, memos, court cases and over 30,000 Greenwire stories. Includes new video and transcripts.
State, national, and international coverage of environmental and energy-related politics, news, policy, and markets.
An encyclopedia of African American literature from its origins to the present. "While most of the entries are on individual authors, the encyclopedia gathers together information about the genres and geographical and cultural environments in which these writers have worked, and the social, political, and aesthetic movements in which they have participated."