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MICHIGAN DAILY ARCHIVE Highlights University, State, National, and World History

 


MICHIGAN DAILY

University of Michigan’s Student Newspaper

Recording History Since the 1800s


by Vanessa Prygoski

Since September of 1890, the Michigan Daily has been the official student newspaper at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Throughout the decades since then, the student staffs of the Daily have chronicled not only the goings on at the University, but also the local and global community more generally.

Until recently, one had to go to the Hatcher Graduate Library in Ann Arbor to look at back issues of the Daily on microfilm.   Now, almost the entire run of the paper is available to anyone with a computer and internet connection, thanks to the Bentley Historical Library on the North Campus in Ann Arbor.

The Michigan Daily Digital Archives is located at:

https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/midaily

Current coverage of all back issues is from 1890  to  2014.

The archive landing page has a basic keyword search box.

At the top of all the archive pages there is a blue bar with the familiar Michigan Block M with the Archive and Bentley Library names.

This bar also contains links to other archive features.

The first of these is labeled   Search,  and takes the user to a screen with more search options than the basic keyword search on the landing page.

There is a drop down menu that allows users to limit their search by date of publication.

The default is   any date,   which will search the entire archive for the keywords entered by the user.

Users can choose to limit their search to results before and after a certain publication date, as well as between specified dates.

The left side of the search screen allows users to browse the archive by decadeyearmonth,  and  day.   There are also a few sample searches available to stimulate creative ideas on how best to search.

Next to the   Search  link in the blue bar at the top of the archive pages, is a link marked   Browse.   Clicking here will bring up all of the available issues of the MICHIGAN DAILYstarting with the oldest issue in the archive which is from September 30, 1891.

Again, from here there are drop down menus to limit your search by decade, year, month, and day.

These can be combined, so, for example, you could limit your search to issues of the  DAILY  that were published in July — in all of the years of the decade of the 1960s.

The   Help   link in the blue bar at the top of the archive pages has useful information on search techniques such as Boolean logic, as well as how to use the page viewer feature and how to download pages and entire digital back issues of the Daily.

 

While the Michigan Daily initially focused mostly on activities on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan, it quickly expanded to cover events across the state, nation, and world.

The November 12, 1918 issue reports on the end of the first World War, while issues from the early 1940s include extensive reporting on World War Two.

An extra issue from November 22, 1963 carried the tragic news of President John F. Kennedy’s death.    Five years later, the Daily would report on two additional assassinations of prominent public figures-Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Kennedy’s brother Robert.

The progressive social movements of the 1960s, 1970s and beyond have been extensively covered by the Michigan Daily. 

Tom Hayden, one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society, was editor of the paper in the early 1960s.

White Panther/Rainbow People’s Party founder John Sinclair (a 1964 Flint campus graduate) both wrote for the Daily as well as being a frequent subject of articles in the paper.

The African-American civil rights and Black Power movements, second and third wave feminism, countercultures such as the hippies, the LGBTQ+ movement and more have all been written about in the Michigan Daily.

Varsity sports on the Ann Arbor campus have always been well covered by the Daily, from Fielding Yost’s   Point A Minute   football teams of the early 1900s,  through the Bo Schembechler era, and on to today’s teams led by coaches such as Carol Hutchins of the women’s softball team and Jim Harbaugh, current head football coach.

On page three of the February 8, 1955   Daily  is a short news article reporting on the  Board of Regents  vote to “establish a senior college of the University in Flint.”

This, of course, is what evolved into the present day University of Michigan-Flint campus.

News from both the Flint and Dearborn campuses regularly appear in the Daily.

The Michigan Daily Digital Archive is a very valuable historical resource, and is available free for all to use.

by Vanessa Prygoski


 

Graduate Thesis Digitization Update #1

For the past year, the Frances Willson Thompson Library has partnered with the UM-Flint Office of Graduate Programs, UM Library’s Deep Blue, and database provider ProQuest  to digitize the graduate theses of the University of Michigan – Flint.

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The library’s collection of UM-Flint graduate theses.

(Click on any image to enlarge.)

A quick recap: in December 2015, we sent 375 theses to be digitized by ProQuest and in May 2016 we uploaded them into Deep Blue.

While the theses were being digitized we have been contacting the authors for decisions on how their work should be distributed through both ProQuest’s databases and Deep Blue.

Since the original news story was published on 25 April 2015, we have gotten a wonderful response from our authors.   Of the almost 400 authors that have been contacted, 190 have responded with their decisions on how their work will be shared with the larger scholarly community.

Most authors have decided to allow the full text of their work to be available in ProQuest’s Dissertations & Theses Global database, a major repository of graduate work from around the world (to which we provide access to current UM-Flint affiliates) and to be openly accessible through Deep Blue, the University of Michigan’s institutional repository.

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Mr. Bradley’s donation to the library.

One interesting outcome of the project, has been an addition to the library’s collection by one of our alumni. Edwin Bradley, M.L.S. 2001 and M.A. 2012, is the curator of film at the Flint Institute of Arts.  After being contacted about his 2001 M.L.S. Master’s thesis American Film Short Subjects and the Industry’s Transition to Sound, Mr. Bradley informed us that he turned his research for the thesis into a book: The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926 – 1931

A book reviewer from CHOICE magazine, a leading source for book reviews that librarians and other academics rely on, said this about the book:

“Bradley’s well-researched compendium describes and puts into context this important and somewhat forgotten era of film history. In the late 1920s, as movies began to talk (or squeak, screech, and otherwise express themselves orally), the film industry was faced with producing products that could quench the film-going public’s thirst for the new medium… One may draw a comparison between the early sound era and today’s world of the Internet/reality TV and find that in media and pop culture, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Then as now, there was a diverse audience with a huge appetite for entertainment and a nascent industry looking to make a quick buck by fulfilling the fickle public’s need for entertainment… Summing Up: Highly recommended.” (Dutka, 2005).

Mr. Bradley has donated a copy of his book to the Frances Willson Thompson Library and it is available for check out.

Currently, the library is working with Graduate Programs to digitally capture the theses of our most recent graduates and to contact the remaining authors.

Later this year, the Library plans to digitize the other half of the theses, most dating from the 1980s to the mid-1990s.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Liz Svoboda at esvoboda@umflint.edu.


Dutka, A. J. (2005). The first Hollywood sound shorts, 1926-1931. Choice, 43(3), 446.


Some of the New Databases Available from Thompson Library


New from Thompson Library, the following  resources!


Databases providing access and information in many formats, all available online in such fields as:

  • Film & Music Industry
  • Specialized Dictionaries
  • Medicine & Drug Industry Data
  • Chemistry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Popular Magazines
  • Elementary & High School Student Resources Online

…   and MORE!!!


For a complete list of new databases , see on Thompson Library website under “Research Guides,” —  NEW & TRIAL RESOURCES.

To find and use any of our databases within a specific subject area, use the Thompson Library website — www.umflint.edu/library — and click through to “RESEARCH GUIDES.”   All our resources (including the library catalog of items in our collection, MIRLYN) are found there.


 

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  • Film Industry Data  —  This database contains Nielsen data sets from 2000 to the present, including rankings, box office sales, and unit sales in all formats.

 

  • Music Industry Data  —  Database of historical and current chart data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, and other reporting agencies from over 30 countries.

 

  • Communication, Film, and Mass Media  —  This ebook collection includes titles relevant to communications, cinema and media studies, advertising, public opinion, journalism, and mass media.

 

  • Met Opera on Demand  —  Streaming access to more than 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances.

 

 

  • Latin America in Video  —  Documentaries from Latin America, in their original languages. Topics include human rights, immigration, popular culture, education, political history

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All clip art in Discovery Education's Clip Art Gallery created by Mark A. Hicks, illustrator.
All clip art in Discovery Education’s Clip Art Gallery created
by Mark A. Hicks, illustrator.

 

  • Dictionary of Substances & Their Effects (DOSE, 3rd Electronic Edition) —  2005 edition. Comprehensive compilation of peer-reviewed health and environmental data on several thousand chemical substances. Includes biological, ecological and toxicological risks, hazards, and effects data and regulatory limits for the substances.

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  • Gait: An Online Tutorial —  Includes the components “General Information,” “Joints,” and “Self-Assessment Quiz.”

 

 

  • 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.

 

  • Laboratory Hazards Bulletin  —  Monthly bulletin containing key information on hazards encountered by laboratory workers in all fields including R&D, analytical and hospital laboratories, scanned from the primary scientific and trade literature worldwide.

 

 

  • Nursing Resource Center  —  Aimed at students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients.

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Chemistry

 

  • Science of Synthesis  —  Provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry.

 

  • Analytical Abstracts  —  Also known as Analytical WebBase, Analytical Abstracts is the premier current awareness and information retrieval service in analytical chemistry. Covers 1980-present.

 

  • Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions  —  Monthly bulletin containing around 200 new graphical abstracts each month, indexed by reaction under study and by catalytic method.

 

  • Chemical Hazards in Industry  —  Monthly bulletin containing worldwide information on safety and health hazards surrounding chemicals encountered in the chemical and related industries.

 

  • ChemSpider  —  Free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 32 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

 

  • Methods in Organic Synthesis  —  Online alerting service covering the most important current developments in organic synthesis. It is designed with the synthetic organic chemist in mind, providing informative reaction schemes and covering new reactions and new methods.

 

  • Natural Product Updates  —  Provides graphical abstracts of new developments in natural product chemistry, selected from dozens of key primary journals.

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  • Culinary Arts Collection  —  Includes 150 of the major cooking Honors Awards April 2012 Buffect2 Smalland nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

 

 

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  • Popular Magazines  —  Over 1,000 of the most searched Newstandmagazines across Gale/InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries”.

 

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  • eBook K-8 Collection  —  Full text books designed specifically to school-bus9[1]support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.]

 

  • Junior Edition  —  Designed for students in junior high and middle library-book-cart[1]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.

 



 

Some of the New Databases Available from Thompson Library

 

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.



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  • AudioBook Collection  –  (EBSCOhost product)   Collection of downloadable e-audio books.  [ACCESS PROBLEMS REPORTED   —  CLICK ⓘ INFORMATION BUTTON on link FOR DETAILS.]

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  • 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.

 

  • Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions  
    Monthly bulletin containing around 200 new graphical abstracts each month, indexed by reaction under study and by catalytic method.

 

  • Chemical Hazards in Industry  
    Monthly bulletin containing worldwide information on safety and health hazards surrounding chemicals encountered in the chemical and related industries.

 

  • ChemSpider  –
    Free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 32 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

 

  • Communication, Film, and Mass Media 
    This ebook collection includes titles relevant to communications, cinema and media studies, advertising, public opinion, journalism, and mass media.

 

  • Culinary Arts Collection  
    Includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information

 

 

 

 

 

  • eBook K-8 Collection 
    Full text books designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.

 

 

 

 

  •  Gait: An Online Tutorial  –  Includes the components “General Information,” “Joints,” and “Self-Assessment Quiz.”

 

  • Gale NewsVault 
    Provides cross-searching of 17 different historical newspaper and periodical archive collections.

 

  • Gartner 
    This database contains a comprehensive body of technology knowledge and is a resource used by thousands of organizations to help decision makers capitalize on information technologies and markets. Requires UMICH login.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Human Rights Studies Online  –

    A collection of text and video on human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.
  • 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.

 

  • Laboratory Hazards Bulletin  
    Monthly bulletin containing key information on hazards encountered by laboratory workers in all fields including R&D, analytical and hospital laboratories, scanned from the primary scientific and trade literature worldwide.

 

 

 

  •  Loeb Classical Library  –  250 ancient Greek and Latin authors in original language and in English translation.

 

  • MarinLit  –   MarinLit is a database dedicated to marine natural products research.

 

  • Mergent Archives  –   Digital collection of historical Moody’s, Hoover’s, Dun & Bradstreet, and Mergent publications.

 

 

  • Met Opera on Demand  
    Streaming access to more than 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances.

 

  • Methods in Organic Synthesis  
    Online alerting service covering the most important current developments in organic synthesis. It is designed with the synthetic organic chemist in mind, providing informative reaction schemes and covering new reactions and new methods.

 

  • Natural Product Updates  
    Provides graphical abstracts of new developments in natural product chemistry, selected from dozens of key primary journals.

 

  • Nursing Resource Center  
    Aimed at students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients.

 

  • PapersFirst 
    Citations to over 6.5 million papers presented at worldwide meetings, conferences, etc., since 1993.

 

  • Popular Magazines
    Over 1,000 of the most searched magazines across Gale/InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries”.

 

  • ProceedingsFirst  –
    Contains tables of contents from over 190,000 worldwide conferences, meetings, etc. since 1993.

 

  • Professional Collection  
    Custom selection of full-text journals for educators interested in professional development.

 

 

  •  Science of Synthesis  –  Provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry.

 



 

 

Some of the New Databases Available from Thompson Library

New from Thompson Library!

Databases in:

  • Faculty Expertise
  • Cost of Books
  • UM Faculty  Publications

         …   and more!

 See more NEW database on Thompson Library

website under link for NEW RESOURCES



  • Picture1Michigan Experts   —  A searchable database of research expertise across disciplines at UM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources — 1620-1926 Approximately 1.5 million pages of historical United States legal material including constitutional convention documents, colonial records, city charters, and early state codes and digests.

 

  • Making of Modern Law: Trials1600-1926 Describes the courtroom dramas that rocked society in America, the British Empire and the world..

 

 

  • Popular MagazinesOver 1,000 of the most searched magazines across Gale/InfoTrac products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries”.

 

  • Professional Collection  —    Custom selection of full-text journals for educators interested in professional development.

 

  • Nursing Resource Center  —   Aimed at students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients.

 

  • Culinary Arts CollectionIncludes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

 

  • Business Economics and TheoryWith 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.

 



 

Some of the New Databases Available from Thompson Library

See more NEW database on Thompson Library website under link for NEW RESOURCES.


New from Thompson Library!

Databases in:

  • Faculty Expertise
  • Cost of Books
  • UM Faculty – Publications

         …   and more!


 

  • Picture6Michigan 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


 

Some of the New Databases Available from Thompson Library

For a complete list, see   —   NEW RESOURCES   —   on the Frances Willson Thompson Library website.  


New from Thompson Library!

Databases in:

  • Citation Citing
  • Cost of Books
  • Sound Recordings
  • Newsreels

         …   and more!


 

  • Web of Knowledge   —   Provides cross-search of multiple Webdatabases: BIOSIS Previews (1926-present)Current Contents Connect (1998-present)Data Citation Index (1900-present)Journal Citation Reports (1997-present)Web of Science:    –Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)    –Book Citation Index (2005-present)    –Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present)    –Social Sciences Citation Index (1900-present)    –Science Citation Index Expanded (1900-present)Zoological Records (1864-present)
  • Web of Science  —   1900-present for Science and Social Sciences; 1975-present for Arts & Humanities. Article index that combines three citation indexes–Arts & Humanities, Science Expanded, and Social Sciences–which permit searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address. Covers 12,000+ journals.
  • American Book Prices Current   —  1975-present. Annual record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction. Regions covered include North America and the UK, with sales from such other countries as Switzerland, Germany, Monaco, Holland, Australia, and France.
  • SpringerMaterialsComprises 400 Landolt-Bornstein volumes, 44,000 chemical safety documents, a subset of the Dortmund Data Bank Software & Separation Technology comprising 300,000 data points, and the Linus Pauling files on inorganic solid phases. SpringerMaterials is expanded and updated quarterly.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound   —   Virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions. Includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. Contains over 40,000 tracks of ethnic music from around the world.
  • Vocations & Careers Collection   —    Content from nearly 400 journals; this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. Short link: http://go.umflint.edu/vcc
  • World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966   —   Streaming video capturing full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century. Includes the “March of Time” series.   Produced from 1929 through the early post-war period, these films provide a unique—and until now largely neglected—resource that will give scholars real insight into how people learned about and lived through the events that occurred during this period of history.


 

Some of the New Databases Available from Thompson Library

For a complete list, see the  NEW RESOURCES   link on the Frances Willson Thompson Library website.   


 New from Thompson Library!

Databases in:

  • African Studies
  • ebooks
  • Politics & Issues

         …   and more!


  • African Studies Companion OnlineGuides and resources for Earth Go GreenAfrican 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, 1825-1995170 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 HistoryBiographies, 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 & ControversiesFull 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 CenterNonpartisan 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 InternetOriginal 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 ProjectInformation 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 LifeInformation 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.


 

Some of the New Databases Available from Thompson Library

See more NEW database on Thompson Library website under link for NEW RESOURCES


New from  Thompson Library!

Databases in:

  • Business
  • Dance
  • Newspapers
  • Music

         …   and more!


 

  • AccessMedicine   —    Complete suite of clinical and educational Stethescopecontent 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 NewspaperARCHIVEDatabase 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.


 

Some of the New Databases Available from Thompson Library

For a complete list, see the   —   NEW RESOURCES   —   a link on the Frances Willson Thompson Library website.


New from  UM-Flint’s Thompson Library!

Databases in:

  •  Academic Videos
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Physical Therapy

         …   and more!  


  • Academic Video Online   —  Features a single, fully integrated Video Reels Sept 12platform, 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.
  • GreenFILEoffers 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.
  • PsycTESTSResearch 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.
  • Scholarpediaa 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.