Useful Websites

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Addresses & Phone Numbers

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
  • Native American Ethnobotany -- a database of over 45,000 plant-based foods, drugs, dyes and fibers used by Native American people
  • 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 & Humanities


Anthropology, Myth & Folklore

Art & Art History


Language & Literature

Movies & Film see Performing Arts, Music & Film

Music see Performing Arts, Music & Film

Performing Arts, Music & Film



Women's & Gender Studies


  • Alternative Fuels Data Center -- by the Dept. of Energy
  • Automobile Fuel Economy -- find out greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy for your car, tips on improving gas mileage, gasoline prices and more
  • Best (& Worst) Gas Prices -- use zip code to find best (& worst) gas prices for your area. Also covers Canada
  • -- online classified car ads
  • Crash Testing & Highway Safety -- by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute. Find vehicle crash test ratings & statistics on various highway safety issues: air bags, children, cell phones, older people, alcohol & more
  • -- new & used car pricing, reviews & advice
  • Kelley Blue Book -- find retail, private party & trade-in Blue Book values on new & used cars, including invoice and MSRP
  • NADA Appraisal Guides -- find new and used pricing info, reviews & comparison reports for cars. Motorcycles, SUV's, RV's & boats are also covered
  • NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) -- get vehicle crash test and rollover ratings, vehicle and equipment recall data, state traffic safety data (crashes and fatalities) & more
  • -- covering motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, environmental products & consumer products
  • -- find out what others in your area paid for the same car

Biographies & Genealogy

  • Bio. -- on by A&E Television Networks. Provides factual biographical abstracts for thousands of persons
  • Biographical Dictionary -- provides brief biographies on over 25,000 personalities
  • Ellis Island Passenger Arrivals
  • Heritage Quest Online -- contains a collection of over 25,000 family histories as well as some of the U.S. census records from 1790 to 1930. (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 Case Studies & Marketing Theory by the Times 100 UK -- numerous online case studies of well-known companies and free educational resources
  • 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
  • Business Ethics -- by IBET, International Business Ethics Institute
  • Country Data -- see 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
  • Executive PayWatch -- by the AFL-CIO. Research trends in CEO pay, case studies, pay disparity ratios and more
  • -- 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 & Analysis -- 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
  • Tariff and Import Fee Information -- find detailed tariff schedules for foreign countries, from
  • Thinkers 50 -- ranks the top 50 most influential business thinkers. Released every 2 years, starting in 2001. Includes podcasts and videos
  • World Bank: Data and Statistics -- includes the latest World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance report 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 Reports Index -- brought to you by the Better Business Bureau. Charity reviews, ratings and guides. Formerly
  • Nonprofit Resource Center -- publishing directories of nonprofit foundations. Enabling new and existing nonprofits to improve management, operations, fund development, marketing & public relations, board development and more
  • Texas State Charities -- by SECC (State Employee Charitable Campaign); a comprehensive list of charities in the state of Texas

Company & Industry


  • Economic Census -- business data you can use. Detailed national, state and local industry data
  • Economic Indicators -- provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money & Federal finance. Search back to 1995 or browse by date back to 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History
  • IDEAS/RePEc: Research Papers in Economics -- the largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics and available freely on the Internet. Over 1.4 million research items with 1.2 million of them available for download in full text
  • Page One Economics -- economic info portal for librarians and students. "The back story on front page economics."

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 -- searchable database of material data sheets. Contains data sheets for over 43,000 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 -- 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 Georgia Harper of UT Libraries
  • Copyright Rules and Fair Use -- of the UT System
  • 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"
  • 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)
  • Free DOI Lookup -- find a document's DOI through a bibliographic metadata search (i.e., by author, journal/article/book title, ISSN/ISBN, etc.)
  • Is It Protected By Copyright? -- interactive site to determine if a work published in the US is copyrighted
  • 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 32.5 million patent documents including 2.2 million 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
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • 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

  • -- topical directory that's excellent for current events, practical advice, pop culture, and more
  • -- providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge
  • Better World Links -- directory of over 100,000 links to global current affairs topics
  • Britannica Academic -- formerly Encyclopaedia Britannica. Online version of the well-respected resource in paper. UTD users may access the full version
  • European Library -- search the collections of national libraries all across Europe: books, maps, posters & images, children's lit., newspapers & more
  • General Interest Databases at UTD -- UTD users only. Access general subject online reference books, journal and magazine databases, and more
  • ipl2: Information You Can Trust -- offering live online ask-a-librarian help to the general public. All resources vetted by students and professionals of library and info science
  • Martindale's The Reference Desk
  • Scholarpedia -- free peer-reviewed, open-access encyclopedia
  • Subject Guides -- by the Eugene McDermott Library. Don't know where to begin research on a topic? Start here for advice from the experts!
  • -- online encyclopedia that contains everything about symbols, signs, flags and glyphs arranged by categories such as culture, country, religion, and more
  • Wikipedia -- free Internet encyclopedia
  • WikiWax -- quick index to Wikipedia. Type in your term and it fills in the rest of the blank with suggestions


  • AZLyrics -- access thousands of lyrics by thousands of music artists
  • Academy Awards Database -- browse/search by year, film title, award category and more. Covers the beginning of the AAs - 1927/28 - to present
  • 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
  • -- access the Academy Film Archive, Academy Awards Database, Motion Picture Credits Database, AA Acceptance Speech Database and much more
  • 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

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
  • -- find a lawyer, get free legal advice, and consult other legal resources
  • 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
  • Congress Votes Database -- documents every vote and member of the House and Senate since 1991
  • Congressional Research Service Reports, Hosted by UNT Libraries -- strives to give searchable access to full-text CRS reports from 1990 to present
  • Constitutions
  • Country Data -- see Maps, Atlases & Travel
  • -- 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 Library -- video archive of U.S. congressional sessions & hearings dating from 1987 to present. Indexed 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
  • 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
  • FedStats -- gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. federal gov. agencies
  • Find a Lawyer or Law Firm -- directory from Martindale
  • FindLaw
  • FormSwift -- create, edit and electronically sign legal documents for free: personal legal forms, small business legal forms, real estate legal forms and tax forms
  • -- making government user-friendly
  • 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
  • International Relations and Security Network (ISN) -- one of the world’s leading open access information services for both professionals and students who focus on international relations (IR) and security studies
  • -- 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
  • OpenCongress -- a non-profit, non-partisan public resource dedicated to transparency in the actions of the House and the Senate
  • -- your guide to money in U.S. politics
  • OYEZ: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia -- listen to recordings of Supreme Court oral arguments dating from 1995 onward
  • Political Resources on the Net -- includes international and U.S. coverage
  • 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
  • -- 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 present
  • Tax Statistics -- produced by the Statistics of Income Division and other areas of the IRS
  • Texas Courts Online -- the official website of the Texas Judicial Branch. 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
  • VirtualChase -- Web sites and research strategies for finding the law. By Justia
  • World Policy Institute -- striving for informed, open education and debate of national and international policy


Voting, Election Information, Polls


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 historical documents, photos, sound files and film footage from the National Digital Library
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art - Digital Collections -- over 35,000 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 271 million+ pieces of art from over 29 million artists and art appreciators
  • Dogpile Image Search
  • -- member maintained photo sharing site
  • Google Image Search
  • Heritage Images -- search the British Library, British Museum, Museum of London & many other prestigious institutions
  • Images Canada
  • Imgur -- enormous image sharing site that integrates into all the major social media sites
  • 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
  • Pinterest -- online pinboard to organize and share the things you love
  • 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
  • Visual Dictionary Online -- by Merriam-Webster
  • Wellcome Images -- vast collection of images ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science
  • WorldImages -- database of hundreds of thousands of images representing art, design and architecture from prehistorical to modern periods. Images are for educational use only. By the California State U. IMAGE Project
  • Yahoo! News Photos

Language & Literature


Maps, Atlases & Travel

Medicine & Health

  • American Hospital Association: AHA -- “Products & Services” at the bottom of the page 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 basic statistics on hospitals
  • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion -- includes dietary guidelines for Americans
  • Child Welfare -- by the Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • DestinationRX -- research prescription drugs and compare prices
  • Dr.
  • -- providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products
  • DrugWatch -- helping people who were injured by dangerous drugs and medical devices. Includes FDA Recalls list
  • Environment and Breast Cancer : Science Review -- extensive research into environmental causes of breast cancer, by SSI : Silent Spring Institute
  • -- health info for the entire family
  • -- 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
  • GQuery - Biotechnology Database -- search across multiple databases and collections in medicine, health, genomes/genetics, proteins and chemicals. By NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information
  • Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO) -- key studies the EPA uses to develop envnmnt'l risk assessments for the public, such as the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans ecosystems from pollutants 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 HHS
  • 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
  • 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
  • MedNar -- search portal that provides real-time access to health information from scholarly medical and science collections
  • MedlinePlus -- free, reliable medical information from the Nat'l 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.
  • 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
  • -- easy access to government info on food and human nutrition for consumers
  • PDRHealth -- from the publishers of Physicians' Desk Reference. Research drugs & supplements, diseases & conditions, clinical trials, surgery, etc.
  • Pillbox -- pill identification system from the Nat’l Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • Planned Parenthood -- delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and info to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide
  • 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
  • -- the world's largest medical listing marketplace for hospital or private practices
  • Rx List -- info on prescription and non-prescription drugs
  • WebMD

News & Media


Performing Arts, Music & Film


Phone Numbers & Addresses

  • AnyWho -- finding people, places and businesses
  • Area Code Listing, by Number
  • Fonefinder -- find the geographic location for a given area code, or area code(s) for a given city or zip code, for U.S. and the world
  • GetHuman -- directory of company phone numbers and the appropriate buttons to push or words to say that allow you to speak with a live human and bypass menu options
  • Infobel - International Phone Directory
  • Mailing List -- for business and residential sales leads and mailing lists. UTD users may access a more robust, similar service, ReferenceUSA
  • Also see Maps, Atlases & Travel
  • -- locate e-mails by name, names by e-mail, and get tips on finding e-mail information
  • National Do Not Call Registry -- by the FTC
  • OKCaller -- The next-generation telephone safety directory. Guard your privacy by screening unknown callers on the largest internet telephone directory
  • ReferenceUSA -- directory information for millions of businesses and persons. Data can be sorted by location and radius, company size, business description, and can be mapped. Demographic, lifestyle, and economic information can also be mixed and matched and overlaid on maps. Find churches, childcare centers, doctors, or compare neighborhoods by home values, density, and household income. UTD users only
  • Special Issues -- research and compare local businesses and services in a variety of industries and categories
  • Superpages -- for valuable local business information
  • Switchboard -- the internet White Pages. Search by people, business, phone number, or address
  • UTD Faculty/Staff and Student Directories
  • Also see Zip Codes

Psychology & Brain Science

  • 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
  • Tests (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




  • Alternative Fuels Data Center -- by the Dept. of Energy
  • ArXiv -- open access to hundreds of thousands of e-prints in physics, math, comp. sci., quantitative biology 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 over 750,000 scientific documents, many in full text: journal articles, proceedings, reports and pre-prints
  • 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 all subjects and many languages
  • EarthSky Science Podcasts -- a clear voice for science
  • 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
  • ETDEBWEB World Energy Database -- produced by the IEA (International Energy Agency)
  • -- 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
  • Food Insight -- your nutrition and food safety resource. By the IFIC: International Food Information Council Foundation
  • 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 Academic 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 over 50 million pages of authoritative selected 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)
  • SciVee: Making Science Visible -- providing educational videos and synchronized video supplements for journals, lectures, slides, and conference presentations. 50 scientific categories of videos ranging from aerospace, biology, climate, medicine, social science, to training and beyond
  • 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
  • Technology News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal -- devoted to news, analysis & opinion on technology, the Internet & media
  • 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 and Speaking Guidelines for Engineering and Science

Search & Strategies




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Translation Services

  • AlphaDictionary -- multilingual dictionaries and usage guides
  • Alternative Dictionaries -- focusing on slang, profanities, insults and vulgarisms from all over the world
  • Bing Translator -- insert text or Web page URL to translate
  • Bilingual Dictionaries -- by Travlang Translating Dictionaries
  • 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
  • Language Links -- directory of glossaries, dictionaries and foreign language sites
  • 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)
  • 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. Nearly 4 million terms and phrases are covered with thousands of updates made monthly
  • -- language site for definitions and translations
  • UTD Center for Translation Studies
  • Verbix -- great tool for conjugating verbs in many languages
  • WordReference -- translation dictionaries with strength in Spanish, French, and Italian translation


  • AOL On -- AOL video channel
  • 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 -- nearly 2000 short videos of supplementary instruction and short lessons in mathematics, engineering and technology
  • LiveStation -- for instant, interactive, live TV on your desktop. Access high-quality transmissions from channels all over the world
  • Macaulay Library: Sound and Video Catalog -- containing the world´s largest archive of animal sounds and video
  • McDermott Library eMovies & Audiobooks -- view and download exclusive video and audio content. Available to UTD users only
  • Metacafe
  • Moving Image Archive -- by Internet Archive. Access free movies, films & videos on a variety of topics: animation & cartoons, ephemera, arts & music, academics & culture, foreign language video, news and more
  • SciVee: Making Science Visible -- providing educational videos and synchronized video supplements for journals, lectures, slides, and conference presentations. 50 scientific categories of videos ranging from aerospace, biology, climate, medicine, social science, to training and beyond
  • 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
  • Yahoo Screen
  • YouTube
  • YouTubeEDU -- YouTube channel for quality education videos

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Women's & Gender Studies

ZIP Codes

  • ReferenceUSA -- directory information for millions of businesses and persons. Data can be sorted by location and radius, company size, business description, and can be mapped. Demographic, lifestyle, and economic information can also be mixed and matched and overlaid on maps. Find churches, childcare centers, doctors, or compare neighborhoods by home values, density, and household income. UTD users only
  • U.S. Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup -- search by address, city, company, or find all cities within a ZIP code
  • ZipDecode -- interactive map of United States that reduces matches as number is typed. Java required
  • For more directories, see Phone Numbers & Addresses

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