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Here are several journals where you may want to begin your search. For a more comprehensive list of journals, visit our Journals A-Z list. Searching for Michigan and limiting your search to "Contains" is a simple and useful way to start!
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Artstor This link opens in a new window
ARTstor is a collection of over a million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences covering many time periods and cultures. Users can search, view and download images for educational and research purposes.
Access Note: Account needed to download images
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Searchable full-text and scanned images of back issues of many of the core research and academic society published journals in almost all subject areas. Its emphasis is in the humanities and social sciences. The majority of JSTOR's content is academic and peer-reviewed. Includes primary source material.
Making of Modern Michigan, The This link opens in a new window
Extensive photograph and postcard collections, personal papers such as diaries and scrapbooks, oral history interviews, sound and video files, and documentation on local organizations from Michigan. Subjects covered include the Dutch and Polish immigrant communities, the mining and lumbering industries, rural and small-town life, and much more.
Project MUSE This link opens in a new window
Search or browse journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and visual and performing arts. Research areas include: history, language and linguistics, philosophy, gender studies, film studies, area and ethnic studies and education. Full-text availability varies between titles.
Social Explorer This link opens in a new window
Demographic data visualization and research site allows users to generate vector maps in formats including side-by-side, multivariable, swipe maps, street level and satellite views. Data reports and downloads are easily created and exported from current and historical (220+ years) demographic data.
Social Sciences Abstracts (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Provides access to abstracts from a wide assortment of periodicals as far back as 1983. Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.
Keweenaw Time Traveler This link opens in a new window
The Keweenaw Time Traveler is a GIS-based tool that facilitates layered historical research in particular locations throughout Keweenaw, Houghton, and Ontonagon Counties from the 1880s up to the present day. Explore historic maps, learn the names and occupations of the people who owned and occupied historic buildings, track changing equipment at mining locations, and see historic photos from museum and archive collections.