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Student Research Center Interface (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Student Research Center is an interface for young researchers. Students can search by keyword or topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by resource type: magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.  Search results can be filtered according to three age groups, ranging from elementary to 12th grade level.
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Internet Archive

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Provider: Internet Archive (nonprofit organization)
Descriptions: The Internet Archive, a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts, holds a great many free diversions, and many of these are educational-- full-text books, university lectures, music, films, photography and software. There is also the Wayback Machine, for viewing earlier versions of websites: "Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago." In collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind, Internet Archive now also provides free access to more than a million books for blind, sight-impaired and dyslexic readers.
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Wikimedia Commons

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Provider: Wikimedia
Descriptions: A database of nearly 4 million freely usable images and other media files. The majority of those not in the public domain are under Creative Commons or GNU licenses; explanations and guidance are provided. In addition, anyone can contribute images.
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Descriptions: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
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FDsys

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Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: In Beta stage at this writing, FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) website, which will soon contain all the information from the old GPO site and will incorporate more up-to-date features, like the capability to search all content from a single search box. Presidential documents are posted here, often within days of their inception. This is the best location for finding Congressional bills, documents, hearings and reports, as well as the Congressional Record.
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CyberCemetery

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Provider: University of North Texas Libraries/U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: The CyberCemetery was established in 1997 to archive the websites of U.S. Government agencies, committees, commissions, departments etc. that would otherwise have disappeared from the Internet when the organizations became defunct. It also serves as a depository for content of more enduring government websites that is either eliminated or replaced by each new administration. Search or browse this collection of agencies, etc. by name, date of expiration or branch of government, or use keywords in the search box.
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U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts Beta

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Provider: United States Census Bureau
Descriptions: QuickFacts provides various local-level views of community characteristics through key demographic variables. Search by U.S. city or town, county, state or ZIP Code. This data can support efforts to tailor health education and communication to particular audiences, so they receive critical public health information in a format that is relevant, intelligible and timely.
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Symbols.com: Online Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms

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Provider: HME Publishing
Descriptions: By entering parameters defining key characteristics of a symbol, the user can search for the meaning of a symbol and also link to further information about the symbol's origins and related symbols. To find a symbol that expresses a specific meaning, search by keyword in the on-site Google box, or use the word index provided.
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Smithsonian Institution

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Provider: Smithsonian Institution
Descriptions: The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization, composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
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National Weather Service Forecast Office – Houston/Galveston, Texas

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Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: This is the National Weather Service page for our area. Contains various types of forecasts, imagery, tropical weather updates and more.
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American FactFinder

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Provider: U.S. Census Bureau
Descriptions: Contains population, economic, housing and geographic data based on the latest Decennial Census. Includes interactive maps, downloadable summaries, reports and useful links to related information.
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American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Facts

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Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education-- enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. "Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."
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Math.com: The World of Math Online

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Provider: math.com
Descriptions: This site offers handy access to calculations, conversions, definitions, a glossary, games, formulas and tables, study and practice resources- and also links to other sources of math-related help and information.
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American Film Scripts Online

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Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: An archive of full-text movie scripts written between 1920 and the present. Still a collection in progress with many coverage gaps among well-known films.
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JSTOR, the Scholarly Journal Archive

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Provider: JSTOR/UT Digital Library
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Descriptions: The JSTOR archive contains the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals in multiple disciplines, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600's. New titles and disciplines are added regularly. Collections in the following disciplines are available to our users: Arts and Sciences; Biological Sciences; Business; Ecology & Botany; Health & General Sciences; and Language & Literature.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Provider: Gale/UT System Digital Library
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Descriptions: This is a large collection (approx. 150 titles) of Reference e-Books that can be searched simultaneously as a database, or singly. GVRL offers access to a wide spectrum of disciplines in multi-volume encyclopedias and other reference books, each focusing on an overview or an aspect of arts and humanities, medicine, social and "hard" sciences. These are works published by Gale and other well-known publishers, for instance Wiley, Cambridge University Press and MacMillan. A Merriam-Webster dictionary is also provided.
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