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Selected Sites

The Handbook of Texas Online: The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin. 

Texas Online: The official website for the Great State of Texas and provides instant access to almost 800 state and local government services.

The Portal to Texas History: The Portal to Texas History provides unified online access to Texas' historical documents and images for use by teachers, students, historians, genealogists, and other researchers.

Texas Legislature Online: Find information about the Texas House, Texas Senate, legislative activity, and legislative process.

Texas Legislative Reference Library: Search for data in the Legislative Archive System, gubernatorial documents, legislative reports, state budgets and more.

Miscellaneous Web Links:

Acronym Finder: Find out what any acronym, abbreviation, or initialism stands for.

Federal School Code List: Contains the unique codes assigned by the Department of Education to schools participating in federal student aid programs.

ZIP Code Lookup: Look up a ZIP Code by address or by company, or get a list of all the cities in a ZIP Code.


CAIRSS for Music: Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval System for Music is a bibliographic database of research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine.

Internet Movie Database: Find movies, TV shows, celebrities and more.


Carnivorous Plant Database: Includes over 3000 entries giving an exhaustive nomenclatural synopsis of all carnivorous plants.

National Wildlife Federation: American wildlife and habitat conservation.

Index to American Botanical Literature: Contains bibliographic data on books and articles about American plants and fungi.

Plants Database (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service): Provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts and lichens of the United States and its territories.


EDGAR (SEC filings and forms): Contains registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms for domestic and foreign companies.


Craig's List: Austin area job listings.

Indeed: Jobs, Careers in Austin, TX

Food and Agriculture:

NAL Catalog: The National Agricultural Library provides citations to agricultural literature.

AGRIS Database: The International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology provides a database with structured bibliographic records.

Health Sciences:

CIRRIE Database: The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange.

PubMed: Comprised of citations of biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

Disability Resources: National Rehabilitation Information Center's resources to find agencies, organizations, and online resources for treatment, benefits, and services.

PubChem: Quickly find chemical information from authoritative sources.


ATLA CDRI: American Theological Library Association's Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, and various forms of Christian art, architecture and iconography.

Chaucer Bibliography Online: Includes Chaucer studies from 1975 to the present.


USPTO: The United States Patent and Trademark Office's patent full-text databases.

Social Sciences:

AAD: The National Archives and Records Administration's Access to Archival Data.

American FactFinder: The United States Census Bureau's source for population, housing, economic and geographic information.

Anthropological Index Online: Covers a mix of topics that range from socio-cultural anthropology to physical anthropology, linguistics and archaeology.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 to Present: Search by name, position, state, party, year or congress.

Catalog of U. S. Government Publications: The finding tool for federal publications, including descriptive records for historical and current publications.

ERIC: The Education Resources Information Center collection includes bibliographic records of education literature, plus a growing collection of full text.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service: A federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information.

Odum Institute Dataverse Network: An application that publishes, shares, references, extracts, and analyzes research data on social science and health topics.

POPLINE: POPulation information onLINE contains citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning and related health issues.

Congress: In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress.

Technical Sciences:

DOE Information Bridge: Full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy research report literature.

DTIC Public Technical Reports: The Defense Technical Information Center serves the information needs of the defense community.

NTRS: NASA Technical Reports Server's aerospace information for a changing world.

Zentralblatt MATH: Covers all areas of pure and applied mathematics and history of mathematics.


AfricaBib: African Women's Bibliographic Database.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index.