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Find Background Information
Concise entries on topics, sometimes including bibliographies of primary and secondary resources for further study. Good for background information, definitions, comprehensive testing (“comps”).   

Start here
:  www.lib.utexas.edu > Research Tools > Find Articles Using Databases

Find Books - Library Catalog
Start here: www.lib.utexas.edu > Research Tools > Library Catalog

  • Start with a keyword search to find books on your topic.
  • Follow useful Subjects to find more books on the topic.
  • Limit by date/s, languages, material type (for example, ebooks), library location.
  • When you find the book, browse other books in the same area for similar resources.

  • Take note of the location of the book, we have over 10 libraries.
  • The call number will help you locate the book on the shelf
  • Take note of the current status: If there is a date listed instead of "AVAILABLE" that means the book is checked out to another person.  You can request the book back by clicking on the "Pick it Up" link.

Interlibrary Loan
 - if we don't own it, ask us to get it for you. We'll borrow it from another library and lend it to you. Set up a free account. No charge, no limit. 

Databases, Indexes, Abstracts to Articles
Covers articles in journals, magazines, and (sometimes) books, frequently by discipline or topic.  

Start here: www.lib.utexas.edu > Research Tools > Find Articles Using Databases 

A sampling

Databases by Subject: Choose an academic discipline to see a list of databases relevant for that field. 

 No full-text?    Click the  button to see if it is available in another database or in print in the library.

We don't have the article in the Libraries!
No worries.  If you find something interesting that UT doesn't own, get it for free through Interlibrary Loan.
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"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." Winston Churchill
Citing Works
Style Manuals, a sampling:

Compare Citation Managers: This web page helps you compare software applications that allow you to:


  • collect and organize your research
  • format citations for written assignments
  • share sources with group members or professors

Subject Specialist
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Robyn Rosenberg
Engineering Library - Science Instruction Librarian
Tel: (512) 495-4646

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Shiela Winchester
Classics Library - Head Librarian and PCL Reference Librarian
Tel: (512) 495-4254