Useful Web Sites

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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


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 -- 100 online case studies of well-known companies and free educational resources
  • 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
  • Writing Lab (Business Communication Center)- Naveen Jindal School of Management -- writing lab located in and maintained by the UTD Naveen Jindal School of Management

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
  • 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
  • ToxSeek -- gov. based metasearch engine for environmental health & toxicology

MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheets

Citation & Style Manuals

Copyright & Patents

Dictionaries, Grammars & Thesauri


Employment, Jobs & Career Information

Encyclopedias & Quick Reference


  • A-Z Lyrics Universe -- access more than 50,000 lyrics by over 1,500 artists
  • Academy Awards Database -- browse/search by year, film title, award category and more. Covers the beginning of the AAs - 1927/28 - to present
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences -- access the Academy Film Archive, Academy Awards Database, Motion Picture Credits Database, AA Acceptance Speech Database and much more
  • AllMovie Guide -- by Rovi. List of new releases on DVD and in the theater; browse by genre or search by cast & crew or movie title; reviews and film awards
  • AllMusic Guide -- by Rovi. Lists of top-selling albums; chart ratings for songs and albums; music reviews; browse and search for music by artist, song, or album
  • 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
  • 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
  • UrbanSpoon -- restaurants reviewed by critics, food bloggers and friends
  • Yelp -- for user-provided reviews of local restaurants, nightlife, shopping & other entertainment spots

Geology & Earth Science

Government, Law & Politics


Voting, Election Information, Polls


Grants & Financial Aid



  • Ad*Access -- image database of over 7,000 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
  • 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 Image Partnership (UK) -- 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 Gallery -- access over 300,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library
  • Photobucket -- video and image sharing service. Search by keyword or browse by category
  • Picsearch -- search engine for pictures and images
  • Picture Australia -- searching institutional & cultural agencies' image collections in Australia and abroad
  • 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)
  • -- encyclopedia of Western signs and ideograms. Search using either the graphic index or by words in the meaning
  • -- directory of signs, glyphs and symbols
  • Visual Dictionary Online -- by Merriam-Webster
  • Wellcome Images -- vast collection of images ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science
  • WorldArt Web Kiosk -- database of over 35,500 images representing art, design and architecture from prehistorical to modern periods. Images are for educational use only
  • Yahoo! News Photos

Language & Literature


Maps, Atlases & Travel

Medicine & Health

News & Media


Performing Arts, Music & Film


Phone Numbers & Addresses

Psychology & Brain Science




Search & Strategies




Dallas/Forth Worth



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
  • Chinese-English Dictionary -- includes learning aids such as flash cards, quizzes, text annotation, Chinese text input and more
  • English-Spanish Dictionary
  • Go Translators -- directory of translators and services, including dictionaries, lexicons, glossaries, vocabulary lists and mailing lists
  • 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 Video Websites -- excellent directory of educational, news & entertainment streaming video 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

Voting, Election Information, Polls


Web Design

Women's & Gender Studies

ZIP Codes

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