Eastern Michigan University
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Friday April 18, 2014

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Eastern Michigan University Library

Databases Available for Limited Time Trial

If you find any of the databases particularly useful for your work, please contact librarian Keith Stanger (keith@stanger.com) or any other EMU librarian.

 

eHRAF Archaeology

Available Until: February 22, 2014

eHRAF Archaeology is an online, full-text database with information on prehistory of the world. This database, modeled after eHRAF World Cultures, is unique in that the information is organized into archaeological traditions and the text is numerically subject-indexed according to HRAF's modified Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM).  This comprehensive subject retrieval system extends search capability well beyond keyword searching allowing for precise subject retrieval, even in foreign language texts.

eHRAF Archaeology is organized by regions and archaeological traditions. Each tradition consists of a general summary and full-text documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts. For the list of traditions currently included click here.

This archaeological database provides researchers and students access to archaeological materials for comparative studies within and across regions. Traditions are selected by random sampling from the Outline of Archaeological Traditions, compiled with the help of a distinguished Board of Advisors. To encourage historical and evolutionary analysis, the traditions prior to and following each tradition will be included in subsequent installments.

 

eHRAF World Cultures

Available Until: February 22, 2014

eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. 

Whether you are interested in learning about the North American Hmong's beliefs in the causes and cures of diseases or the Pashtun's religious views, this multi-cultural database provides you with in-depth information on all aspects of cultural and social life.

This ethnographic database is unique because each culture or ethnic group contains a variety of source documents (books, articles, and dissertations) that have been indexed and organized according to HRAF's comprehensive culture and subject classification systems:the Outline of World Cultures and the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM). These retrieval systems extend search capability well beyond keyword searching thus allowing for precise culture and subject retrieval, even in a foreign language. 

As a multicultural database, eHRAF World Cultures appeals to many academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, and any other area with an interest in cultural diversity.

Features and Benefits

  • Supports college and high school curricula in humanities and social sciences -- anthropology, social studies, history, sociology, geography, language, multicultural studies, political science, human development, arts, and medicine.
  • Brief overviews of cultures on general topics such as demography, economy, social organization and more.
  • Students can browse a single culture or conduct cross-cultural research within regions or throughout the world.
  • Students learn about cultural similarities and differences, about the cultural customs and ethnic beliefs of groups all over the world, including US and Canadian immigrants and Native North Americans.
  • The works include ethnohistories as well as recent ethnographies thus allowing for the fullest coverage of the culture
  • eHRAF serves as an excellent research and teaching tool for cross-cultural studies
  • Teaching eHRAF is a teaching resource that can be used in association with the ethnographic database.

 

Medici.tv

Available Until: ?

Medici.tv is a comprehensive catalog of classical music featuring the greatest artists and composers. With 1000 movies and growing, and 1000 hours of video, it is a powerful auxiliary to students and teachers alike. As well as the extensive catalog, medici.tv also partners with concert halls from around the world to broadcast live concerts on the website.

 

Newsbank Access World News: Research Collection

Available Until: ?

Research current and archived news content for information on topics, events, issues, people, businesses, and more through this in-depth resource of 6,800 + sources. This primary resource solution supports a wide range of academic disciplines, including political science, journalism, English, history, environmental studies, sociology, economics, education, business, social sciences and more. Easy online access to local, in-state, national and international news sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, newswires, news blogs, news web-only content and video. Alerts and "my personal" functionality helps students and faculty track and manage their research projects

 

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