New from Thompson Library, the following resources!
Databases providing access and information in many formats, all available online in such fields as:
- Audio Books
- Current Affairs in Video
- Career Assistance
- English as Second Language Assistance
- Physical Therapy
… and MORE!!!
See NEW DATABASES on Thompson Library website under “Research Guides,” — NEW & TRIAL RESOURCES.
- Analytical Abstracts – Also known as Analytical WebBase, Analytical Abstracts is the premier current awareness and information retrieval service in analytical chemistry. Covers 1980-present.
- Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1980 – British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980.
- Artemis Literary Sources – Allows cross-searching of Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, and Gale Virtual Reference Library literature titles.
- Associations Unlimited – Provides information on nonprofit membership associations and professional societies worldwide.
Business Economics and Theory — With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.
- Business Insights: Essentials –
Reference content from Gale’s core business collection. Includes easy-to-use company fundamentals and investment research reports, industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more. Compare companies and generate lists by industry or location.
- CareerBeam – Extensive company information and recruiting contacts for nearly 1 million potential employers and more than 200 countries. Requires login with UMICH password.
- Communication, Film, and Mass Media –
This ebook collection includes titles relevant to communications, cinema and media studies, advertising, public opinion, journalism, and mass media.
- General Reference Center Gold –
Provides indexing for 1,100 general interest magazines, newspapers, business and industry journals, and reference books, with full text for articles from 700 of them. Covers 1980-present.
- Health Reference Center Academic – Journal and magazine articles, newsletters, e-books, and other sources related to nursing and allied health, and consumer health. 1995-present.
- Junior Edition –
Designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, and reference books, for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
- PapersFirst –
Citations to over 6.5 million papers presented at worldwide meetings, conferences, etc., since 1993.
- Science of Synthesis – Provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry.
Thompson Library is pleased to offer the database Web of Knowledge along with its subsidiary Web of Science .
A Thomson Reuters product, Web of Knowledge is one of today‘s premier research platforms to find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. It is designed to quickly find and analyze available research (past and present) in a specific field.
The All Databases search function allows you to search for records across multiple product databases. Search by Topic, Title, Author, and more.
Web of Knowledge includes the following product databases and citation indexes:
- Science Citation Index
- Social Science Citation Index
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index
- Web of ScienceSM
- BIOSIS Citation IndexSM
- Chinese Science Citation DatabaseSM
- Data Citation IndexSM
- SciELO Citation Index
- Product Databases
- Biological Abstracts®
- BIOSIS Previews®
- Current Contents ConnectSM
- CABI: CAB Abstracts and Global Health®
- Derwent Innovations IndexSM
- Food Science & Technology AbstractsTM
- Zoological Records®
Many features in Web of Knowledge require you to become a registered user (free option).
Registering and using the sign-in option:
- Enables you to start your session in a specific database (rather than on the All Databases tab);
- Update your personal information (including username and password);
- Save searches that can be opened when you resume your research; set up search history alerts (“alerts” automatically searches the last update to the database
- Sends results to your e-mail); set up citation alerts to notify you by e-mail whenever an article on your Citation Alerts list has been cited by a new article; create and maintain frequently read journals list
- Add references to EndNote directly from Web of Science and other product databases.
- Citation Alerts — Set up search and citation alerts via email or RSS feeds to stay current on recently published research and see who is citing your work.
For each record on the list, you will find the following information:
- Times Cited number shows number of citing articles currently in the database for the particular record.
- Each author and article title is linked to the Full Record of the work.
To set up an RSS feed:
- Click the RSS Feed button to go to a Web page that displays the name of the selected journal.
- Click the Subscribe to this feed link to open a dialog box and follow instructions.
Alerting is not available for the “All Databases” search as done in Web of Knowledge.
See more NEW database on Thompson Library website under link for NEW RESOURCES.
New from Thompson Library!
- Faculty Expertise
- Cost of Books
- UM Faculty – Publications
… and more!
- Michigan Experts — A searchable database of research expertise across disciplines at the University of Michigan. It has been developed to foster intramural and extramural collaborations, and interdisciplinary research. It contains publication citations (pulled from Scopus and Inspec), grants, and patents data. Faculty from the following UM-Ann Arbor schools, colleges, and institutes are included: School of Dentistry, College of Engineering, Life Sciences Institute, Medical School School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and the School of Public Health.
- Chatham House Online Archive — The research, publications, speeches and archives of the leading international affairs think tank, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. High level analysis and research on almost 100 years of global events and issues. Includes ‘behind the doors’ insight into the real movers and shakers, influencers and deal brokers. For researchers of international affairs, economics, law, and business, diplomacy, security and terrorism, environment, development, war and peace studies.
- Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family — Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family allows students and researchers to immerse themselves in the values and behaviors of Americans of the past. The collection provides a window into American social history by bringing together the instructional, prescriptive, behavioral, and etiquette literature that defined standards of personal conduct for millions of Americans and reflected the prevailing social mores across the twentieth century. When complete, the collection will contain 150,000 pages of fully searchable handbooks, manuals, textbooks, etiquette guides, self-help books, instructional pamphlets, and how-to books that illustrate both how Americans actually behaved and how they felt they ought to behave.
- Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS) — Library of reports covering IT infrastructure, wireless technology, security, data networking, technology vendors, and more. Useful for tracking technology trends, strategic planning, competitive analysis, market awareness, and product/vendor evaluation
For a complete list, see the NEW RESOURCES link on the Frances Willson Thompson Library website.
New from Thompson Library!
- African Studies
- Politics & Issues
… and more!
- African Studies Companion Online — Guides and resources for African languages, Africa cartography and maps, African film, African studies journals, magazines and newsletters, media guides and news sources for Africa, the African press, African studies library collections worldwide, national archives in Africa, centers of African studies and African studies programs worldwide, awards and prizes in African studies, and a wealth of other subjects. Many entries describe and evaluate resources, others are factual and provide practical information. With a few exceptions, entries directly link to resources on the Internet.
- African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 — 170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans, published in 26 states. Includes academic & political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations’ bulletins, annual reports, and other genres.
- Cambridge Books Online — Access to the full text of selected eBooks (about 700) from Cambridge University Press from multiple disciplines across science, technology, humanities and social sciences. Select option “Limited to Your Access” to find books available to UM-Flint users.
- Issues & Controversies in American History —Biographies, timelines, background articles, photographs, and maps augment the curriculum-based coverage of historical events. Carefully selected primary documents, linking directly to the factual coverage, give the points of view on all sides of the debates as they were promulgated at the time.
- Issues & Controversies —Full text of balanced, accurate discussions of over 250 controversial topics in the news supplemented with chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, contact information, and bibliographies including primary source documents and news editorials. Covers 1995-present.
- Pew Social & Demographic Trends – Public Opinion Polling, Survey Research, & Demographic Data Analysis Studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their daily lives, using original survey research and analysis of government data. Major reports have examined the racial wealth gap, the Millennial Generation and marriage & family trends.
- Pew Research Center for the People and the Press — This project project provides independent public opinion survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy. Formerly, the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press (1990-1995), the Center has been sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts since 1996. Major reports examine long-term trends in political values, U.S. views on policy issues and priorities and political knowledge and news interest.
- Pew Research Center — Nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
- Pew Internet — Original research that explores the growth of the internet and its impact on children, families, communities, the workplace, schools, health care and civic/political life. Major reports have examined teens and technology, health online and libraries in a digital age.
- Pew Global Attitudes Project — Information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Major reports examine politics and faith, religious beliefs and practices and global religious demographics.
- Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life — Information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Major reports examine politics and faith, religious beliefs and practices and global religious demographics.
See more NEW database on Thompson Library website under link for NEW RESOURCES
New from Thompson Library!
… and more!
- AccessMedicine — Complete suite of clinical and educational content from leading books, including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th ED. Updated daily by world-renowned physicians and expanded continuously, AccessMedicine is designed for direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, case management decisions, conducting research, medical education, or self-assessment and board review. To access the mobile version, optimized for viewing on iPhones and other PDAs, register for a My AccessMedicine profile from any on-site computer. Once you have done so, you can log on to the site using your My AccessMedicine username and password. [Mobile-friendly URL: http://go.umflint.edu/am]
- Mergent Web Reports — Database of 180,000 corporate and industry related documents, including analyst equity reports on over 4,000 large and mid-cap US companies; annual reports, prospectuses, financial statements, and annual summaries on over 30,000 companies worldwide; and in-depth analyses of key industries in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, which describe the market environment, industry landscape and key market trends for companies, industries, countries and regions. Industries include automotive, banking, insurance, oil and gas, information technology.
- Access NewspaperARCHIVE — Database of mainly English-language historical newspapers starting from 1607 and going to the present. The database consists of digital images of original newspaper pages scanned from microfilm, which have been processed with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to permit searching by keyword. The quality of the scanned images, and hence the accuracy of the keyword searching, varies widely. The largest number of holdings is 1880-2010 and is mainly from the United States, Canada, England, and Ireland, although there are some newspapers from other countries in other languages.
- American Song — Provides streaming access to more than 120,000 audio tracks, including songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. The range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others.
- Dance in Video — Dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances from top ballet companies, experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes, documentaries by and about leading choreographers, videos on dance training, and other items covering a wide range of 20th century dance styles.
For a complete list, see the — NEW RESOURCES — a link on the Frances Willson Thompson Library website.
New from UM-Flint’s Thompson Library!
- Academic Videos
- Social Work
- Physical Therapy
… and more!
- Academic Video Online — Features a single, fully integrated platform, offering access to tens of thousands of full-length streaming video titles. Virtually every video in the collection is fully transcribed in addition to being indexed for subjects, people, places, release date, language, publisher, and video type.
- AgEcon — A repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, including Working papers, Conference papers and Journal articles.
- GreenFILE — offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
- PsycTESTS — Research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
- Rehabilitation Reference Center — Evidence-based clinical reference tool for therapists and students at the point-of-care. Information in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and more.
- Scholarpedia — a peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written and maintained by scholarly experts from around the world inspired by Wikipedia and aims to complement it by providing in-depth scholarly treatments of academic topics.
For a complete list, see the — NEW RESOURCES — link on the Frances Willson Thompson Library website.
New from Thompson Library!
- African Writers
- International Culture
- Old English Texts
- Social Work
- Statistics (federal)
- Physical Sciences
… and more!
- ASM Failure Analysis Center — Over 1000 case histories along with authoritative handbook information on failure mechanisms and analysis methods. The Failure Analysis Center enables you to find specific information to help you quickly solve your own failure analysis or materials performance issues.
- ASM Alloy Center — Search across ASM property data, performance charts, and processing guidelines for specific metals and alloys. Includes five content areas: Data Sheets & Diagrams, Alloy Finder, Materials Property Database, Coatings Data and Corrosion Data.
- ASM Micrograph Center — 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.
- CultureGrams — Up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). Includes the following features: images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more.
- ProQuest Statistical Datasets — Statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, private companies, and intergovernmental organizations. Create maps and reports on health, crime, population, finance, industry, and marketing. Data is available for the world as a whole or for selected countries. Data for the U.S. are shown by state, often by county, sometimes by census tract and zip code. Time series data may go back several decades.
New Databases Available from Thompson Library
— For a complete list, see the — NEW RESOURCES — link on the Frances Willson Thompson Library website. —
- Opera in Video —- Opera performances captured on video through stage productions, interviews and documentaries, Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based upon the work’s importance to the operatic canon.
- Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage — Full online access to the last 10 years of information. Includes Market Investment News, Register of Corporations, Directors & Executives, Stock Reports, Industry Surveys, Mutual Fund Reports, THE OUTLOOK, Bond Guide, Earnings Guide, Dividend Record and more. (NOTE the S&P “Industry Surveys!)
- Factiva — Company and industry financial data and news stories, as well as full text articles in 6,000 trade publications, newspapers, newswires, and magazines.
- JAMA & Archives — 1998 to present, Journal of the American Medical Association and other journals of the American Medical Association.
- Scholarpedia — Peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written by scholars worldwide.
- Sports Business Research Network — 1993 to present (Trends); 1997 to present (News). Provides sports marketing information, including market size and demographics, sports participation, licensing, financial and retail trends, international marketing and professional sports trends.
- Govistics — Database of spending, revenue and employment by local government, including counties, cities, townships and school districts (info from US Census).
- Translated Texts for Historians E-Library — 300—800 AD, English translations of key historical sources in Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Georgian and Armanian from the time of late antiquity and the early middle ages.