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Celebrating the Life
lib.utexas.edu > About the Libraries
  • Libraries, Centers & Museums: Library homepages with information about the unique services each offers, contact information, and a map of the location.
  • Hours: Library and service desk hours for each location.
  • Computing Facilities: Computing options, including computer labs and wireless access.
scoUT Search Box
Doing Research
lib.utexas.edu > Research Tools
  • Library Catalog: Search for materials that the library owns; renew and recall items.
  • Find Articles Using Databases: Find citations and full-text articles on a topic by searching databases. Browse and access these databases by title or subject.
  • Find a Journal: Find journals which the Libraries subscribe to electronically.
  • Research by Subject: Research guides, databases, and librarian specialists by subject.
  • Library Widgets: Tools to help you find, organize, and share information.
Library Services
lib.utexas.edu > Library Services
  • Borrowing: Information about borrowing items from UT Libraries, including loan periods and policies.
    • My Account: Renew your books, pay library bills online and more (upper right corner of website)
  • Ask a Librarian:  Get research help via IM, email, phone or in person.
  • Reserves:  Find or create (for instructors) on-site reserve materials.
  • Interlibrary Services:  Have a book or article sent to you from a non-UT library.
  • Study Spaces:  Find information about collaborative and quiet study areas and book a group study room online.
  • Instruction:  Library classes, tours and tutorials.
  • Suggest a Purchase:  Ask us to purchase materials for the library.
  • UT Digital Repository: View open access research and scholarship produced by UT scholars.
Resources for You
lib.utexas.edu > Resources for You
  • Portals for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, distance learners, alumni, and visitors.

  • Help/How Do Is: Searchable FAQs
  • Ask a Librarian: Ask us a question via IM, email, telephone, or in person.
What's the difference between articles, journals, databases, etc?
  • Article: A single piece of writing or research contained within a journal or database.
  • Journal: An online or printed collection of articles (such as 'The Economist' or Nature). Can be scholarly / peer-reviewed or popular.
  • Database: A collection of online articles from various journals made available through a vendor. Any given article could be available through several different databases.
  • Book: A printed item that is either in our collection or available to borrow from another library though Interlibrary Services.
  • eBook: Online books available through one of several vendors. Find them via scoUT or the Catalog.