Recommended Websites

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



  • CIA World Fact Book - Provides detailed information on countries around the world.
  • Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names - Locates geographic places and states official names.
  • Google Earth - 3D representation of earth based on satellite imagery.
  • Google Maps Gallery - Interactive digital maps from a variety of businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, such as National Geographic, World Bank Group the US Geological Survey.
  • MultiMap - Offers maps from around the world.
  • NationMaster - Graphically compare other nations using data from CIA World Factbook, UN and OECD.
  • National Map - Offers thousands of diverse maps about North America.
  • Worldmapper - Includes world maps in various categories, including population and birth rate.

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

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.
  • HeadlineSpot - Searchable site includes links to countless online news sources.
  • - 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

Biology, Environmental Science

Astronomy, Geology, Physical Science

Sociology and Anthropology

Sports and Kinesiology

U.S. Government

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