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Useful Websites

Encyclopedias and Quick Reference

  • Reference Titles — providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with access to a wide range of classic reference works
  • Better World Info — directory to thousands of links on global current affairs topics. The creators strive to provide quality links to information devoid of commercial interests
  • Britannica — online version of the well-respected reference source Encyclopedia Britannica
  • General Interest Databases at UTD — UTD users only. Access general subject online reference books, journal and magazine databases, and more
  • Scholarpedia — free peer-reviewed, open-access encyclopedia curated by communities of experts
  • Research 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