Useful Websites



Almanacs & Calendars

Anthropology, Myth & Folklore

  • American Folklife Center — preserving the crafts, songs, recipes, figures of speech, beliefs and more of various American walks of life from one generation to the next
  • Encyclopedia Mythica– an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore and legend
  • Ethnologue — research languages and cultures of the world
  • Primate Info Net — primatology site providing original content and links to resources about nonhuman primates in research, education & conservation
  • — comprehensive source of contemporary popular legends, urban legends, and hoaxes. Lists which are true, false, or unsolved

Arts & Art History

Biographies & Genealogy

  • Biographical Dictionary — provides brief biographies on over 25,000 personalities
  • Biography — on by A&E Television Networks. Provides factual biographical abstracts for thousands of persons
  • Ellis Island Passenger Arrivals
  • Heritage Quest Online — contains information on places and people described through family histories as well as family information through U.S. census records dating from 1790 to 1940. (UTD users only)
  • Inventors — inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame
  • — search and preview millions of obituaries from newspapers
  • Obituary Daily Times — index to published obits, hosted by RootsWeb. Refer to the newspaper in question or library for copies of the actual obits
  • — all you need to know about obits and where to find them. Advice on how to word an obit, how to write a eulogy, example death notices & sample letters of condolence
  • The Smoking Gun — strange, but true, celebrity “mug” shots and “secret” documents
  • Social Security Death Index — by Find birth date, death date, last residence and more. Search by name or Social Security Number
  • Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead — keep track of which famous people have died and which are still alive




Business, Economy & Finance


  • — government-mandated site to get your credit report for FREE. Managed by the big 3: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion
  • Better Business Bureau — for consumer & business reviews, reports, ratings, complaints, etc.
  • BigCharts — stock charts, screeners, interactive charting and research tools. A service of MarketWatch
  • Business Communication Center (formerly Writing Lab) – Naveen Jindal School of Management — writing and speaking skills lab located in and maintained by the UTD Naveen Jindal School of Management
  • Country Datasee Maps, Atlases & Travel
  • Consumer Price Index (CPI) — monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services
  • Cost of Living Calculators (Sperling’s)
  • Data Ferrett — a data analysis and extraction tool to customize federal, state, and local data to suit your requirements
  • Doing Business — database that provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement worldwide. By the World Bank Group
  • ECorner — Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner provides a free collection of over 1600 videos and podcasts, featuring lectures by today’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
  • E.H. Net Encyclopedia — of over 70 topics in econ. and business history, written by experts
  • — brings together resources from across the U.S. gov. to assist American businesses in international sales: marketing, finance & logistics; licenses & trade regs; trade data & analysis. Features Doing Business In [Country] “how to” commerce guides
  • Global Indicators Group — by the World Bank Group. Guides and analysis on investing and doing business in other countries
  • Inflation Calculator — calculate historical inflation in the U.S., 1800-present
  • — educating the world about finance. Provides succinct coverage of finance-related topics and news
  • MarketWatch — by the WSJ. Stock market quotes, financial news, business news
  • Platts — providing commodity pricing and data on the energy industry – oil, natural gas, petrochemicals and more
  • — covering motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, environmental products & consumer products
  • — research the safety of consumer products or report unsafe products you have encountered
  • Small Business Starters Guide — by the Navarro College Small Business Development Center. Find “how to” guides, tutorials, templates and other resources on starting your own business
  • Thinkers 50 — ranks the top 50 most influential business thinkers. Released every 2 years, starting in 2001. Includes podcasts and videos
  • World Bank Open Data — includes the latest World Development Indicators, Microdata Library of household and business survey data, Global Consumption Database and more
  • World Economic Forum — for the publications Global Competitiveness Reports, Global Risk Reports and more


Charities & Non-Profits

  • Charity Navigator — charity evaluator. Research and select charities based on allocation of expenses
  • Foundation Center — track corporations’ charitable donations
  • GuideStar — national database of nonprofit organizations
  • National Charity Report Directory — brought to you by the Better Business Bureau. Charity reviews, ratings and guides. Formerly
  • Texas State Charities — by SECC (State Employee Charitable Campaign); a comprehensive list of charities in the state of Texas


Company & Industry





Finance & Investment

Calculators & Conversion Tools

Chemistry & MSDS


  • Aldrich Searchable Catalog for Chemicals
  • Chemical Book — for chemical and thermal properties, spectra, and more on a range of chemical compounds
  • Chemical Synthesis Database — contains substances with their synthesis references and physical properties such as melting point, boiling point and density
  • ChemSpider — all-in-one chemistry search engine and news blog. Maintained by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Elemental Data Index — by the National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • EMolecules — open-access chemistry search engine. Draw a structure, search named chemicals, or browse by category
  • General Chemistry Online — common compound database, chemical construction kits, guides to 1st semester general chemistry, calculators, self-guided, interactive tutorials and more to help prepare new chemistry students
  • KnowledgeDoor — online and tablet-friendly conversion calculators; periodic tables; tools for atomic structures, thermodynamics, nomenclature and more. An all-in-one chemistry reference and units & constants handbook for chemistry students and experts alike
  • Learn Chemistry — by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Learn chemistry terms and concepts through presentations, tutorials, quizzes, games and more
  • MatWeb — material property data. Searchable database of material data sheets. Contains data sheets for thousands of metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites
  • Periodic Table on the Web — by WebElements
  • PubChem Project — one-stop chemical research database. Research bio-activities of small molecules, substance info & compound structures. By NIH, NLM (Nat’l Library of Medicine) & PubMed
  • SpectraSchool — by U. Leicester. Plot 1H and 13C NMR, IR, Mass and UV/Vis spectra for a range of compounds. Help you understand the principles and practice of spectroscopy and spectroscopic methods
  • Thermodex — by UT Austin. Index of selected thermodynamic and physical property resources


MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheets

Citation & Style Manuals

Copyright & Patents

  • Code of Best Practices in Fair Use — by ARL – Association of Research Libraries. Deals with copyright and fair use questions commonly encountered in the higher education environment
  • Copyright and Fair Use — brief primer by Stanford U. Libraries on copyright and fair use, including court cases, legislation, and regulations
  • Copyright Crash Course — by the University of Texas Libraries. Covers copyright, fair use and other issues related to intellectual property
  • Creative Commons — a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. “Share, Remix, Reuse — Legally”
  • DOI (Digital Object Identifier System) — by the International DOI Foundation (IDF). Definition of DOI, documentation on standards for establishing DOIs, and DOI name lookup (find documents by DOI name/number)
  • European Patent Office (EPO) —  search and register for European patents
  • Fair Use Quick Guide — quick guide to fair use, including the Four Factor Test
  • Free DOI Lookup — by Crossref. find a document’s DOI through a bibliographic metadata search (i.e., by author, journal/article/book title, ISSN/ISBN, etc.)
  • Open Patent Services (OPS) — by EPO (European Patent Office). Designed for automated queries, OPS delivers production-stable and high-quality raw patent data
  • Patentscope — by WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization. Search millions of patent documents including millions of published international patent applications (PCT). Updated daily
  • TOSBack: Terms-of-Service Tracker — tracking over 50 company and website terms-of-service and customer policy changes in real-time, e.g., changes in Facebook’s, Google’s, Verizon’s, Comcast’s, & Twitter’s terms-of-service customer agreements
  • Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) — by the USPTO. A searchable database that allows users to perform basic, Boolean and free form searches for U.S. trademarks
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – Patents — getting started with patents, including searching for existing patents, filing patent applications and general information
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – Trademarks — what to know about trademarks and the application process, including information on types of Intellectual Property
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) — World IP Laws — a database of international patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and competition laws and regulations

Dictionaries, Grammars & Thesauri


Employment, Jobs & Career Information

Encyclopedias & Quick Reference


  • AZLyrics — access thousands of lyrics by thousands of music artists
  • AllMovie Guide — lists of new releases on DVD/Blu-ray and in the theater. Browse or search by genre/sub-genre, release year, runtime, movie theme, movie moods, MPAA rating and more
  • AllMusic Guide — lists of top-selling albums, chart ratings for songs and albums, and music reviews. Browse and search for music by artist, song or album. Explore music based on genres, moods or themes
  • Baseball Almanac — history, rosters, records, scores, jokes and more
  • Big Cartoon Database
  • Box Office Mojo — features movies´ earnings, production cost, awards, news articles, discussion forums & more
  • The Dallas Observer — weekly newspaper of local events, nightlife & entertainment
  • Fandango — movies, show times, tickets, trailers and more
  • Guidelive — guide to entertainment around Dallas/Ft. Worth: movies, music, performing arts, restaurants and more
  • IMDB : Internet Movie Database
  • Metacritic — compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, video/dvd, books, music, TV and games
  • Moviefone — movies, show times, trailers, etc.
  • MRQE — the Movie Review Query Engine
  • — official database of the Academy Awards. Browse/search by year, film title, award category and more. Covers the beginning of the AAs – 1927/28 – to present
  • Radio-Locator — links to over 10,000 radio station Web sites and 2,500 audio streams from those stations worldwide. Search by format, city, state or province, country, zip code, call letters & more
  • Rotten Tomatoes — new movie and DVD reviews rated using the unique “tomato meter,” which averages all available movie reviews from popular media
  • TV Guide
  • Yelp — for user-provided reviews of local restaurants, nightlife, shopping & other entertainment spots
  • Zomato — restaurant directory with reviews

Gender & Women’s Studies

Geology & Earth Science

Government, Law & Politics

      • American Fact Finder — portal by the U.S. Census Bureau for population, housing, economic, and geographic data
      • American Law Sources Online — Mexico, Canada and the Americas
      • beSpacific — accurate, focused law and technology reviews. Award-winning news aggregator and feed source on topics ranging from e-commerce to intellectual property, digital rights to ID theft, the Patriot Act and more
      • Center for Public Integrity — govt. watchdogs dedicated to investigative journalism on significant issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable
      • — formerly THOMAS. Browse or search for bills, public laws, the Congressional Record, committee reports, presidential nominations, treaties, roll call votes and more
      • — get info on federal, state, and local officials, as well as issue guides and voting records
      • Congressional Research Service Reports — hosted by UNT Libraries, strives to give searchable access to full-text CRS reports from 1990 to present
      • — selective clearinghouse of evaluative info on 150 programs in criminal justice, crime victim services and juvenile justice. By the NIJ, National Institute of Justice
      • C-SPAN — video archive of U.S. congressional sessions & hearings dating from 1987 to present. Indexed and searchable by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, committees, categories, policy groups, keywords & location
      • CyberCemetery — provides permanent public access to Web sites of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions
      • Europa: Gateway to the European Union
      • FCSM – Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology — Formerly FedStats. Gateway to statistics from hundreds of U.S. federal gov. agencies
      • Federal Register — The Daily Journal of the U.S. Government. Contains rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive orders and other Presidential documents
      • FindLaw — by Thomson Reuters
      • FormSwift — create, edit and electronically sign legal documents for free: personal legal forms, small business legal forms, real estate legal forms and tax forms
      • Government Documents — McDermott Library’s guide to national and state government resources
      • Government Information Online (GIO) — chat live with a government documents, information expert/librarian
      • Guide to Law Online — branches of government, constitutions and legal sources for U.S. and international points of origin. By the Library of Congress (LoC)
      • Internal Revenue Service ( — online tax forms and publications, tools and more
      • Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. – Legislative Sourcebook —  research guides and explanations, and resources lists and links, on legislative histories, Congressional codes and statutes,  federal regulations and more
      • — search or browse lawyers by name, practice, or location; understand legal issues; find legal help and resources; and more
      • Legal Information Institute (LII) — by the Cornell University Law School
      • [federated government search engine] — by the GPO. Searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online
      • Migration Policy Institute — independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide
      • Municipal Codes Online — by American Legal Publishing Corporation
      • Municipal Codes Online Library — by Municode. Access city/county codes of ordinances from across the country
      • National Governors Association — ultimate resource for info on U.S. governors
      • — your guide to money in U.S. politics
      • OYEZ: U.S. Supreme Court Portal — a multimedia archive devoted to making the U.S. Supreme Court accessible to everyone. Search and listen to recordings of Supreme Court oral arguments dating from 1955 onward
      • Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) — allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet
      • PublicLegal — by the Internet Legal Research Group (ILRG). A categorized index of thousands of sites from all over the world for legal forms, downloadable files, sources on law and the legal profession and more
      • — covering automobiles, boats, food, medicine, toys, cosmetics, environmental products & various consumer products
      • Stateline — news and info on the policies and politics of the states. By the Pew Charitable Trusts
      • Statistical Abstracts of the United States — by the U.S. Census Bureau. Coverage from 1878 to 2012. UTD users may access more recent editions through the library catalog
      • Tax Statistics — produced by the Statistics of Income Division and other areas of the IRS
      • Texas Judicial Branch — the official website of the Texas Courts. A great source for keeping up with new legislation directly impacting the Texas court system, judges, clerks and other judicial actors
      • Texas Law Help — guide to free and low-cost legal aid, assistance & services in Texas
      • United Nations: Audiovisual Library of International Law — view film footage, images & audio relating to the negotiation and adoption of legal instruments pertaining to criminal law, disarmament, human rights, environmental law, treaties & more
      • — the U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal – for federal, state and local government info. Your one-stop official search portal for U.S. government info
      • World Policy Institute — striving for informed, open education and debate of national and international policy


Grants & Financial Aid



  • Ad*Access — image database of thousands of U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories – Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda – dated between 1911 and 1955
  • Advertising Archives — over 1 million images in advertising. Search or browse by decade (pre-1900 to present) or category (TV adverts, celebrities, posters and more)
  • American Memory — a digital library of primary source materials from the history and culture of the United States: documents, photos, sound files and film footage.  By the Library of Congress
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art – Digital Collections — thousands of images from the Amon Carter’s Artist Archives tell the social, historical, and economic stories of twentieth-century America
  • Bing Images Search
  • The Commons — pilot project in partnership with the Library of Congress. Increasing access to publicly held photography collections
  • deviantART — the world’s largest online art community, featuring hundreds of millions of pieces of art from tens of millions of artists and art appreciators
  • — member maintained photo sharing site
  • – Creative Commons — Flickr photos offered under the Creative Commons license
  • Google Image Search
  • Heritage Images — search the British Library, British Museum, Museum of London & many other prestigious institutions
  • Imgur — enormous image sharing site that integrates into all the major social media sites
  • Library and Archives Canada – Enhanced Image Search
  • NYPL Digital Collections — explore hundreds of thousands of items digitized from the New York Public Library’s collections: prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video and more
  • Photobucket — video and image sharing service. Search by keyword or browse by category
  • Picsearch — search engine for pictures and images
  • Pixabay – over a million royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, graphics and videos
  • Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) — for primary historical photographic documents
  • Reuters News Service – Pictures
  • Sharedshelf Commons — a free, open-access library of images. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images. By the makers of ARTStor (UTD-only database)
  • — online encyclopedia that contains everything about symbols, signs, flags and glyphs arranged by categories such as culture, country, religion, and more
  • Trove — hundreds of thousands of online sources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. By the National Library of Australia
  • Unsplash – beautiful, free, high-resolution photos
  • Visual Dictionary Online — by Merriam-Webster
  • Wellcome Images — vast collection of images ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science
  • Wikimedia Commons – collection of millions of freely usable media files (images, sounds, videos) to which anyone can contribute

Language & Literature

  • EBooks at UTD — UTD-exclusive materials
  • Ethnologue — resources on languages of the world
  • First Line Index of Manuscript Poetry — from the 13th through 19th centuries
  • Galactic Central — treasure trove for readers interested in tracking short fiction in magazines (what has been published where) – SF/fantasy/weird, mysteries, westerns, sports and love stories
  • iLoveLanguages — comprehensive catalog of online language-related resources: lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools and more
  • Literary Encyclopedia — exploring literature, history and culture
  • LOCUS Online — news, reviews, resources & perspectives of science fiction, fantasy, horror. The Science Fiction Awards Database (covering Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Philip K. Dick awards & more) is also available
  • Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes — how to find a novel, short story, or poem without knowing its title or author. By the Library of Congress
  • Luminarium — award-winning anthology of English literature from the Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th Century eras. Includes criticism, essays, images, timelines, and sound clips
  • Nobel Prize — intn’l award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace
  • OverDrive: Downloadable Ebooks — Download popular books and audiobooks: bestsellers, travel guides, test prep books and more. Available to UTD users only
  • PAL: Perspectives in American Literature — an ongoing research and reference guide. Browse by time/literary period, author, topic and more
  • Perseus Digital Library — full-text of ancient texts and more
  • Poems, Plays, and Prose : A Guide to the Theory of Literary Genres
  • Pulitzer Prizes — official site of U.S.-based award given yearly since 1917 for achievements in journalism, letters, drama and music. Includes nominees
  • Reading Women Writers and African Literatures — provides an overview of African women writers writing in French, South of the Sahara. In French and English
  • Representative Poetry Online — includes poetry, criticism, poem index, timeline, glossary and bibliography
  • Romantic Circles — refereed, scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture
  • SF Site — the best in science fiction and fantasy
  • See Translation Services for resources on translating and learning languages
  • Victorian Women Writers Project — complete and accurate transcriptions of texts – anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama – by 19th century British women writers

Maps, Atlases & Travel

Medicine & Health

  • American Hospital Association: AHA — “Products & Services” -> “AHA Data” can be searched for hospital profile information such as number of beds and more
  • American Hospital Directory — free hospital look-up tool, links to hospital Web sites and statistics on hospitals in the U.S.
  • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion — includes dietary guidelines for Americans
  • Child Welfare — by the Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • — providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on thousands of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products
  • DrugWatch — helping people who were injured by dangerous drugs and medical devices. Includes FDA Recalls list
  • — U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Prescription and over-the-counter drug info. Find science and research, regulatory information, food & drug safety, public health focus and news & events
  • Food Navigator — research consumer and industry news on food ingredients, additives, recalls, science & nutrition and more
  • Genetics Home Reference — your guide to understanding genetic conditions. By NIH, National Library of Medicine
  • Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO) — key studies the EPA uses to develop environmental risk assessments for the public, such as the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans and the ecosystems from pollutants and chemicals in the environment
  • Healthfinder — government source of health info
  • Herbal Safety — along with herbal fact sheets. By UT El Paso
  • Hospital Compare — by the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Human Body Maps — by Healthline. Free, interactive anatomy program providing access to high-quality 3D medical images
  • Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) — health assessment program that evaluates quantitative and qualitative risk information on effects that may result from exposure to envnmnt’l contaminants. By the U.S. EPA
  • Medical Heritage Library — digital collection of materials compiled by many of the world’s leading medical libraries. About 14,000 authoritative medical books are represented along with numerous illustrations
  • MedicineNet
  • MedlinePlus — free, reliable medical information from the NLM, National Library of Medicine
  • Merck Manual – Professional Version — find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written for the health care professional
  • Merck Manual – Consumer Version — Merck Manual for the layperson
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health [NCCIH] — by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Center for Health Statistics — statistics on births and deaths, diet and body weight, and epidemiology in the U.S. By the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) — quality portal combining medical info and scientific advances of NIH’s 27 highly regarded institutes such as National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities and National Human Genome Institution
  • NCBI Databases — search across multiple databases and collections in medicine, health, genomes/genetics, proteins and chemicals. By NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information and NLM, National Library of Medicine
  • — easy access to government info on food and human nutrition for consumers. Maintained by the US Dept. of Agriculture
  • Pillbox — pill identification and drug information system from the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • Planned Parenthood — delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and info to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide
  • PubMed — access millions of  citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites
  • Quackwatch — consumer protection site committed to combating health related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies and misconduct
  • Quality Check of Hospitals and Other Health Care Organizations — by the independent, not-for-profit Joint Commission, which is responsible for accreditation and certification of 19,000+ health care orgs in the US
  • Rx List — info on prescription and non-prescription drugs
  • WebMD

News & Media


Obituariessee Biographies & Genealogy


Patentssee Copyright & Patents

Performing Arts, Music & Film

  • AllMovie Guide — lists of new releases on DVD/Blu-ray and in the theater. Browse or search by genre/sub-genre, release year, runtime, movie theme, movie moods, MPAA rating and more
  • AllMusic Guide — lists of top-selling albums, chart ratings for songs and albums, and music reviews. Browse and search for music by artist, song or album. Explore music based on genres, moods or themes
  • American Film Institute (AFI) — official site of AFI featuring many “top X” lists
  • Big Cartoon Database — info on over 70,000 film & TV cartoons and nearly 5,000 cartoon series. Access by studio, Academy Award-winning classic, or keyword search. Includes over 4,000 reviews
  • Box Office Mojo — features movies´ earnings, production cost, awards, news articles, discussion forums & more
  • Dramatists Play Service — search plays by title, author, keyword or ISBN. Browse by type of play, genre, and cast size
  • Film Literature Index — indexing 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television
  • IMDB: Internet Movie Database
  • International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
  • Internet Broadway Database — info on all areas of Broadway: shows, people, theatres, characters, awards and more
  • Moving Image Archive — from Internet Archive. Access thousands of free movies, films & videos. Most are available for free download. Excellent site for primary source and historical videos
  • MRQE — the Movie Review Query Engine
  • National Jukebox — by the Library of Congress. Featuring 10,000+ songs from the Victor Talking Machine Co. released between 1901 and 1925
  • — official website of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Access the Academy Film Archive, Academy Awards Database, AA Acceptance Speech Database and more. Covers the beginning of the AAs – 1927/28 – to present
  • Performing Arts Encyclopedia — by the Library of Congress
  • Rotten Tomatoes — new movie and DVD reviews rated using the unique “tomato meter,” which averages all available movie reviews from popular media
  • Samuel French – House of Plays and Musical Plays — search plays by keyword, author, or title. Browse plays by category or no. of characters
  • Sibley Music Library — public domain musical scores and book, many unique to the Eastman School of Music, U. Rochester


Psychology & Brain Science

  • Center for Testing (Buros Institute) — publishing authoritative reference materials that contain descriptions and candidly critical evaluations of commercially available tests, essential to professionals involved in the evaluation, selection, and use of tests
  • Humanmetrics — online tests for various personality traits
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • Neuroscience Information Framework — the NIF advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment
  • Personality Tests and Tools
  • Psychcentral — psychology and mental health resources: disorders and treatments, quizzes and tests, prescription guide, news articles and more
  • PsycNET — a search engine for psychology by the American Psychological Association
  • Test Yourself — by PsychTests. Testing intelligence, personality, career choice, health and more



  • ArXiv — open access to hundreds of thousands of e-prints in physics, math, comp. sci., quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics
  • ATETV (Advanced Technological Education TV) — funded in part by the NSF (National Science Foundation), ATETV showcases ATE disciplines, including info tech, engineering, agricultural tech, process tech and rapid prototyping/manufacturing. New videos uploaded weekly
  • Automobile Fuel Economy — find out greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy for your car, tips on improving gas mileage, gasoline prices across the nation and more
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library — providing access to over 40k journals and books – legacy literature – on biodiversity: botany, zoology, natural history, evolution, classification, paleontology and more. Int’l in scope and historical in coverage (from 1450 to present)
  • Charles Darwin’s Library — digital edition and reconstruction of the surviving books owned by Darwin. Includes his notations and markings
  • CiteSeer.IST – Scientific Literature Digital Library — indexes thousands of scientific documents, many in full text: journal articles, proceedings, reports and pre-prints. By Penn State U.
  • Codeacademy — learn to code interactively for free
  • Conference Proceedings, Science — directory of societies and their proceedings (ACM, ACS, IEEE, SPIE). For full-text access, check the library’s holdings for availability
  • Darwin Online — from complete publications of Charles Darwin [Origin of Species, Voyage of the Beagle, Descent of Man], private papers and manuscripts, to reviews and responses, Darwin’s specimens, obituaries and more
  • DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals — free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering numerous subjects and available in many languages
  • EarthSky Science Podcasts & Videos — a clear voice for science
  • EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center — Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, by the Dept. of Energy
  • Einstein Light — Einstein’s theory of relativity explained through animation and simple text
  • Energy in Brief — by the EIA, Energy Information Administration. What everyone should know about energy. Fact sheets and articles that explain important energy topics in plain language for the layperson or non-specialist
  • EOL – Encyclopedia of Life — an open-access, collaborative encyclopedia whose vision is “global access to knowledge about life on Earth.” A convenient, info-rich resource for researching everything about organisms
  • — official website of the Environmental Protection Agency
  • ESI–Essential Science Indicators: Special Topics — analysis, interviews & essays on the latest high-interest topics in science by expert scientists in their fields, covering 1997-2007. Newer topics (post-2007) may be accessed on
  • Food Insight — your nutrition and food safety resource. By the IFIC: International Food Information Council Foundation
  • — news from leading research universities
  • Geology & Earth Science
  • Google Sky — astronomy at a glance
  • How Stuff Works — from junk science to real science, find out how stuff works
  • Instruments for Science, 1800-1914 — illustrated scientific trade catalogs, from the Smithsonian Institute
  • Khan Academy — thousands of videos and interactive exercises for learning math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics and more
  • Linus Pauling Online — research site dedicated to Nobel-winning American chemist. By Oregon State U.
  • The Naked Scientists — by University of Cambridge. Science news, interviews, articles, podcasts and more
  • NanoHUB — simulation, education & community for nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology Portal — by NIST, the Nat’l Institute of Standards and Technology. Covering such subjects as nanobiotechnology, nanoelectronics, nanofluidics, nanomechanics, nanophysics and more
  • National Academies Press — thousands of PDF-format books in science, engineering and medicine
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
  • National Library of Energy — the Dept. of Energy’s national resource for energy literacy, innovation and security
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Nobel Prize — intn’l award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace
  • OSTI – Office of Science & Technical Information — US Dept. of Energy. Making research & development progress & results easily available to the agencies served as well as the public
  • Physics for the 21st Century — explore the frontiers of physics research with the scientists on the front lines in this 11-unit course in modern physics for high school physics teachers, undergraduate students, and science enthusiasts
  • — top news in science and technology: nanotechnology, physics, space & earth, electronics, chemistry, biology, medicine & health and more
  • Resources for the Future — independent research – rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences – on environmental, energy, natural resource and environmental health issues
  • — World’s #1 Renewable Energy Network for News, Information & Companies
  • — a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It builds on top of many existing open-source packages: NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Sympy, Maxima, GAP, FLINT, R and many more
  • Science in Action — by the BBC. “A magazine program pulling together the science issues of the week and delivering breaking science news from the just-released journals.”
  • — gateway to millions of pages of authoritative federal science info provided by U.S. govt. agencies, including R & D results
  • Science360: The Knowledge Network — sponsored by the National Science Foundation. A hub to online videos and other multimedia from science and engineering professionals, academic institutions and other organizations
  • — access to more than 70 blogs by selected leading bloggers from a variety of scientific disciplines
  • ScienceDaily — latest news and articles in science, health, environment and technology
  • ScienceMag: The Latest News Headlines from the Scientific World — from Science Magazine . By the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Scientific news, podcasts, videos and more. UTD users may access subscription content via the library site
  • Science Research Portal — by Covers astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, medicine and more
  • ScienceSeeker — science news from science newsmakers
  • ScienceWatch — tracking trends & performance in scientific research. Continues where Essential Science Indicators leaves off (2007 onward)
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Research & Collections — databases of holdings and illustrations
  • STEM Career — for those seeking and promoting careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
  • TestTube — behind the scenes videos in the world of science
  • World Library of Science — connecting the world scientific community with educators and students and offering science education resources at no cost
  • — global science gateway to federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals. Results provided in multiple languages
  • Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science



Dallas/Forth Worth



Translation Services

  • AlphaDictionary — multilingual dictionaries and usage guides
  • Chinese-English Dictionary — includes learning aids such as flash cards, quizzes, text annotation, Chinese text input and more
  • English-Spanish Dictionary
  • iLoveLanguages — comprehensive catalog of online language-related resources: lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools and more
  • Interactive Terminology for Europe — by the European Commission. Find current, accurate translations of terms in up to 24 source languages
  • Interglot — free English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch & Swedish translating dictionary
  • Latin Dictionary & Grammar Aid — from U. Notre Dame
  • Logos Dictionary — multilingual dictionary for dozens of languages and dialects
  • Mango Languages — interactive language learning program featuring over 60 languages, including ESL (English as a Second Language) lessons. (UTD users only)
  • Microsoft Translator — insert text or Web page URL to translate
  • Multitran — dictionary that offers alphabetic, morphologic and phrase searches for English-Russian and Russian-English
  • Naked Translations — a translator’s blog with sage advice for translators and links to many enlightening blogs on the art of translation
  • -– learn up to 80 languages online. Includes downloadable app for PCs and mobile devices
  • -– extensive resource portal for translators and interpreters
  • Spanish Translator Services
  • Termium Plus — treasure trove of translation resources for English, French and Spanish. Millions of terms and phrases are covered with thousands of updates made monthly
  • Translating Dictionaries — by TravLang
  • — language site for definitions and translations, including translation apps for mobile devices
  • UTD Center for Translation Studies
  • Verbix — great tool for conjugating verbs in many languages
  • WordReference — translation dictionaries strong in Spanish, French, and Italian translation


  • Archive of American Television — capturing television history through video archives & interviews
  • ATETV (Advanced Technological Education TV) — funded in part by the NSF (National Science Foundation), ATETV showcases ATE disciplines, including info tech, engineering, agricultural tech, process tech and rapid prototyping/manufacturing. New videos uploaded weekly
  • Bing Videos Search — results arranged in thumbnail previews
  • Classic TV Ads — now hosted by YouTube
  • Fora.TV — videos on the people, issues & ideas changing the planet
  • Hulu — access clips of shows and movies from major broadcast and cable networks
  • Khan Academy — instructional videos and learning tools in mathematics, engineering and technology, arts and humanities and more
  • Macaulay Library: Sound and Video Catalog — containing the world´s largest archive of animal sounds, photos and video
  • McDermott Library Electronic Media & Streaming — view and download exclusive video, audio and ebook content. Available to UTD users only
  • Metacafe
  • Moving Image Archive — by Internet Archive. Download or listen to free movies, films & videos on a variety of topics: animation & cartoons, ephemera, arts & music, academics & culture, foreign language video, news and more
  • Streaming Media — excellent directory of educational, news & entertainment streaming media sites. Brought to you by U. Wisc. Milwaukee
  • TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design): Ideas Worth Spreading — watch, listen, and discuss inspired talks by the world’s greatest thinkers and doers
  • TV Guide — online video guide as well as TV shows and listings
  • TWiT.TV — news, commentary, help, how-to and perspective on the latest trends in digital tech from seasoned experts and journalists
  • Twitch.TV — livestreaming video platform that allows gamers to broadcast, watch, and chat from everywhere they play
  • Veoh — the first Internet television peercasting network
  • Vimeo
  • YouTube
  • YouTubeEDU — YouTube channel for quality education videos

Voting, Election Info & Polls

Web Design

  • HTML & CSS Code Tutorial — comprehensive guide to creating Web pages, from beginning to advanced tutorials
  • UTD University Web Design Standards — defining standards for UT Dallas websites. Helping to improve institutional branding through consistency in logo and watermark usage, typography, colors, and functionality
  • Web Design References — from books, color, evaluation & testing to info architecture, CSS, javascript and usability
  • Web Style Guide — for the UTD website
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