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More Places to Find What you Need

Even if you can longer access the library like you used to, there are many online databases and resources that are free and available to everyone.

Art/Art History


  • Perseus: history, literature, and culture of the Greco-Roman world
  • TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicits): tables of contents for about 185 journals, some with links to abstracts or full text articles


History and Archives

  • Internet Archive: includes the Wayback Machine, an archive of current and defunct websites, usable just like they were the day they were captured
  • The Handbook of Texas Online: encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture, sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association
  • The Digital Library Center (The University of Florida): develops, manages, and publishes digital content from curatorial collections, including rare children's literature, antique maps, oral histories, and more

Human Rights

  • The National Security Archive (George Washington University): primary resources (declassified U.S. government documents) on global human rights issues and U.S. foreign policy from WWII to the present
  • NSA database: a comprehensive set of declassified U.S. government documents
  • The Torture Archive: full texts of government documents related to torture policies post-9/11
  • HuriSearch: search engine that searches over 5,000 human rights websites
  • Human Rights Library (University of Minnesota): full text of over 60,000 documents, including major human rights treaties 




  • PILOTS Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress: database of worldwide literature on PTSD, mental health, and trauma
  • American Psychological Association: overviews and resources, research funding, tools, methods, and more




  • Crunchbase: free tech company database
  • NFIB: database of over 2,000 facts about American small businesses and their owners from National Small Business Poll
  • ERIC: thousands of full text documents on education (including lesson plans) and plenty more citations
  • PubMed and PubMed Central: The U.S. National Library of Medicine runs this database of more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed Central is a free full text archive of life sciences journals
  • MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en espanol; information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues from the National Library of Medicine
  • U.S. Prescription Drugs: drug information from the National Library of Medicine
  • Pillbox: identify pills from their physical characteristics
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: credible information on diseases, healthy lifestyle choices, travel advisories, and more
  • Zentralblatt Math: index to the literature of mathematics from 1931-present
  • MathWorld: book and journal citations and interactive elements
  • WolframAlpha: computational search engine
  • Joy of Pi: all about Pi, including history and calculations
  • Math Forum: information on math learning, teaching, and communication



  • NIST Chemistry WebBook: chemical and chemical physics information from the National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Sigma Aldrich: chemical product catalog, with data on all kinds of compounds, including biological, with spectra, MSDS, and more
  • Spectral Database for Organic Compounds: collection of free chemical spectra
  • WebElements: online periodic table
  • TOXNET: index database from the National Institute of Health


Marine Sciences


Additional resources on Science & Technology from the UT Engineering Library



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