Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided to faculty, staff and students to supplement the Library's collection. You can request materials (books, articles, etc.) from other libraries around the world with this service. Simply fill out the form after logging into the ILLIAD system to request an item.
This is a different service from Get This, which will request materials available on the Ann Arbor campus.
- American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events.
- Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
1973-present. Practice, theory and history of design, crafts, architecture and advertising.
- Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
2009. Covers theories and theoretical concepts and a relatively comprehensive overview of the entire field of communication theory. Entries address topics related not only to paradigms, traditions, and schools, but also metatheory, methodology, inquiry, and applications and contexts.
- Encyclopedia of Rhetoric: Home
150 entries on rhetoric, including classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications. Combines theory, history, and practice, with a special emphasis on public speaking, performance, & communication.
3-5 years & older full text. African American studies, anthropology, botany, business, ecology, economics, education, general science, geography, history, language & literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology, statistics.
- Meet the Press
Meet the Press is broadcast-television's longest-running program, with interviews, panels and debates from across the political spectrum that were televised 1947 through 2012. Upon completion, Meet the Press will include over 1500 hours of footage. All programs can be watched in streaming format. The Meet the Press database is fully searchable. All programs are provided with running transcripts. Programs and clips can be saved to a playlist and shared with others at UM-Flint.
- Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
ndependent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. More info
- ProQuest Research
1971 to present (indexing); 1987 to present (full text); coverage varies by title. Most subjects covered.
- SAGE Research Methods Online
Books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, journal articles, Little Green Books (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS) series), Little Blue Books (Qualitative Research Methods series), and videos on social research. Includes a Methods Map, "a visual representation of the inter-relationships and overlaps between the many different methods, theories and techniques used in social research." [More info]
- Social Sciences Full Text
1983-present. Anthropology, economics, geography, law, political science, psychology, sociology.
Over 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. Search using either graphic index or word index.
Peer review is the process in which a scholar's work is reviewed by experts in a field before being accepted for publication (in the case of journals). Many people give more credence to journal articles that have gone through a peer review process because they have been reviewed by experts in the field (rather than just an editor as is the case of a newspaper or magazine) before being accepted for publication.