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Recommended Websites

*** Resources to support academic libraries and research ***


General Research

  • Digital Commons Network - Dates vary. Free, open access, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals - (Lund University Libraries) Dates vary. Free open access, full-text scientific and scholarly journals.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library - A Partnership of academic research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles (many full-text) digitized from libraries around the world. A great resource for primary sources. Some titles/collections are limited.
  • Worldcat - Searchable catalog of books in public and academic libraries across the country.

Art and Architecture

Business and Economics



Health and Nutrition


  • AllNurses - A nursing discussion board, where nurses and nursing students can discuss relevant topics. Also contains links to blogs, articles, and websites.
  • Nursing World - Website for the American Nurses Association. Presents information about the profession, including ethical standards and policies.


Ancient/Classical History

Texas History

  • Concordia University Texas Archival Collection: Digital Resources - Library Guide providing additional information about Concordia's online archival holdings.
  • Crossing Jordan - Crossing Jordan (2009) chronicles the history of what is now Concordia University Texas. It details its origins as a Lutheran boys school in 1926 to a co-educational university within the context of the final academic year (2008) at the campus' original location in central Austin. The documentary contains primary source photographs & interviews with current students, alumni, staff & faculty. [Please use the Chrome browser for best results]
  • Handbook of Texas - Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.
  • Portal to Texas History: Concordia University - Gateway to Texas history materials, plus historical photographs of Concordia University.
  • Resources 4 Educators - Portal from UNT containing documents from Texas history.
  • Texas Almanac - Includes information about Texas history, culture, religion and townships.
  • Texas Beyond History - Archaeological and historical research on the cultural heritage of Texas.
  • Texas Heritage Portal - Access to Texas' historical documents and images.

U.S. History

World General History

Journalism and News

  • BBC News - World news from the BBC.
  • The Center for Public Integrity - Non-profit dedicated to producing responsible investigative journalism.
  • - Offers journalism resources, state of the news briefings and daily headlines.
  • Newseum - Includes hundreds of full-color front pages from around the world and links to newspaper sites.

Literature and Film



Performing Arts



Religious Studies


General Resources

  • Highwire Press - Largest repository of free, full-text, peer-reviewed content hosted by Stanford.
  • Science Direct- The most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet.
  • - Scientific society dedicated to investigating controversial claims.
  • U.S. Geological Survey - Offers data on biology, geography, geology by state or at the national level.

Astronomy, Geology, Physical Science

Biology, Environmental Science

Sociology and Anthropology

  • - Website that explores the pros and cons of various controversial social issues.

Sports and Kinesiology

U.S. Government