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  • UT Libraries Locations | University of Texas Libraries
    Widgets Library Services Borrowing Ask Librarian Reserves InterLibrary Services Copying Printing Study Spaces Teaching Learning Services Media Services Suggest a Purchase Texas ScholarWorks Digital Services Media Labs Ask a Librarian Email Chat Call Visit My Account Support Us You are here Home Library Services UT Libraries Locations Ask a Librarian Ask A Librarian Research Help Chat IM EID required Email Us Call Visit Locations Meet with a Librarian FAQ Ask

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  • Choose a Topic | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    topic 1 Pick a Topic Look through your syllabus or textbook for themes or ideas that interest you even if you haven t covered them yet Search the topic or name of your course in Google or a library article database Learn more about any results that look interesting Think about your major or your hobbies Do any of your interests intersect with the topic of your class 2 Learn a little about your topic Now that you have a potential topic in mind you need to make sure it will actually work for you Search for background information on the web ex Wikipedia or in an encyclopedia database ex Gale Virtual Reference Library to get a general overview of your potential topic Sometimes what you learn isn t what you expected Make sure this topic really is of interest to you since you ll be spending a lot of time reading and writing about it If not perhaps another aspect of it that you read about is of interest 3 Test your Topic Check library article databases such as Academic Search Complete to see if journalists or scholars have written about your topic in the popular press or in academic journals 4 Scope your Topic You ll need to find the right scope for your topic not too broad or too narrow to be able to adequately cover it in the length assigned for your research project Too broad If you found too many results in the last step you might need to choose a narrower aspect to focus on Go back to your background information and see if any particular aspect of your topic is of interest to you Too narrow If you had trouble finding relevant information in a library database think more broadly about your interests

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  • Find Background Information | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    News and Newspapers Government Information Research by Subject Library Widgets Library Services Borrowing Ask Librarian Reserves InterLibrary Services Copying Printing Study Spaces Teaching Learning Services Media Services Suggest a Purchase Texas ScholarWorks Digital Services Media Labs Ask a Librarian Email Chat Call Visit Home Resources for You For Undergraduates How to Find Background Information Find Background Information Definition Background information includes basic information on a research topic such as important terms and concepts relevant names of people or places and dates of specific events It helps you get an overview your topic discover keywords for searching databases and identify a narrower more focused aspect of your topic about which to write Where to Search Place to Search What you ll find Gale Virtual Reference Library Articles on all subjects from subject encyclopedias almanacs etc CQ Researcher In depth coverage of hot issues in the news written by journalists Access World News Explore a specific event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics Opposing Viewpoints Viewpoints and topical overviews focused on social issues CRS Reports in ProQuest Congressional Reports written by the Congressional Research Service a division of the Library of Congress on topics relevant to current political events

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  • Find Books | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    your Results After searching you need to look for four details Checking out Books Once you ve located your book all you need is your UT ID to check it out FAQs Need a more advanced search If you need more options to search you can click on the Advanced Catalog Search option on ScoUT located on the library s homepage LIB USE ONLY LIB USE ONLY means library use only When a book has this label under its current status you can only access and read the book at it s library location I really want this book but it is checked out Is there anything I can do Yes If you would like to get a hold of a book that has been checked out you can request a book The library will then change the due date so that the current borrower has to return it earlier To request a book go to the library catalog click the pick it up button log in with your UT EID and then request the book You can learn more about this feature here Pick it up Pick it up is a service that allows you to request your book

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  • Finding Dissertations, Theses and Reports | University of Texas Libraries
    copies of doctoral dissertations 2001 present and master s theses and reports fall 2010 present Search by degree granted master s vs doctoral department publication date etc Electronic Dissertations and Theses Collection Dissertations and Theses Full Text Contains more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master s theses Provides full text for many dissertations and theses including most done after 1997 All subject areas are covered Many dissertations from The University of Texas at Austin are included in the database though theses from the University are only rarely included Dissertations from Other Institutions Dissertations and Theses Full Text Contains more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master s theses Provides full text for many dissertations and theses including most done after 1997 All subject areas are covered If a dissertation or thesis is not available in full text first try searching in Google If not available for free on the internet place an interlibrary loan request using InterLibrary Services Library staff will locate a copy for you if one is obtainable Other options Google full text of many dissertations and theses can be found with a Google Search Google is searching the digital repositories of universities The Open Access Theses and Dissertations site links to nearly 2 million dissertations from North America and Europe It is both a place to browse and to look for specific title author Unlike Google your searches are limited to digital theses and dissertations in official online repositories OCLC WorldCat a catalog of library holdings world wide To limit your search to dissertations and theses under the Subtype limits change the Any Content drop box to Thesis Dissertation Once you find information about a particular item you d like to read place an interlibrary loan request using InterLibrary Services Library staff will locate a copy

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  • Find DVDs and CDs | University of Texas at Austin Libraries
    Research by Subject Library Widgets Library Services Borrowing Ask Librarian Reserves InterLibrary Services Copying Printing Study Spaces Teaching Learning Services Media Services Suggest a Purchase Texas ScholarWorks Digital Services Media Labs Ask a Librarian Email Chat Call Visit Home Resources for You For Undergraduates Find DVDs and CDs Find DVDs and CDs DVDs CDs What am I searching Each box is a keyword search limited to CDs or DVDs in

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  • Finding Conference Proceedings | University of Texas Libraries
    Media Labs Ask a Librarian Email Chat Call Visit My Account Support Us You are here Home For Graduate Students Finding Conference Proceedings Finding Conference Proceedings Conference proceedings can be difficult to locate they can be published as books journal articles abstracts or not at all Please Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance Try searching in WorldCat Library Catalog Subject specific databases Conference Proceedings Citation Index via Web of Science Note Conference articles not available at UT may be obtained through Interlibrary Services Search Tips WorldCat use keywords from the conference name NOT the article title it often helps to leave out terms like conference proceedings transactions congresses symposia symposium exposition workshop or meeting include the year of the conference include the the city in which the conference took place Catalog use the Advanced Search screen use keywords from the conference name NOT the article title it often helps to leave out terms like conference proceedings transactions congresses symposia symposium exposition workshop or meeting include the year of the conference Example Citation WorldCat Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining August 21 24 2005 Chicago Illinois USA Robert Grossman Roberto Bayardo

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  • Technical Reports - Engineering Library
    Technical Report collection includes all unclassified unlimited government sponsored technical report citations since 1974 Some reports are available in full text online The scope of DTIC collection includes areas normally associated with Department of Defense research however since DoD interests are widespread the collection also contains information relating to hard sciences such as biological and medical sciences environmental pollution and control and the behavioral and social sciences NASA Technical Reports Server NASA Technical Reports Server NTRS provides access to aerospace related citations full text online documents and images and videos The types of information include conference papers journal articles meeting papers patents research reports images movies and technical videos â scientific and technical information STI created or funded by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA Technical Reports Server National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST Founded in 1901 and now part of the U S Department of Commerce NIST is one of the nation s oldest physical science laboratories NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hairâ to the largest and most complex of human made creations from earthquake resistant skyscrapers to wide body jetliners to global communication networks EPA NEPIS NEPIS is the U S Environmental Protection Agency National Environmental Publications Internet Site Search view and print from a collection of more than 6 000 technical and public information documents Los Alamos National Laboratory The Research Library holds about 1 5 million unclassified technical reports in paper microfiche and electronic formats TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB s Transportation Research Information Services TRIS Database and the OECD s Joint Transport Research Centre s International Transport Research Documentation ITRD Database TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide Additional Web sites The Technical Reports and Standards Unit TRS of the Library of Congress holds one of the largest accessible collections of technical reports and standards in the world Yahoo Technical Reports List of Internet sites with technical reports primarily in the area of computer science but also a good site for locating company technical reports and European sites INIS Database International Atomic Energy Agency INIS represents the world s largest database of scientific and technical literature on a wide range of subjects from nuclear engineering safeguards and non proliferation to applications in agriculture health and industry Includes a unique collection of more than 850 000 full text documents scientific and technical reports conference proceedings patents theses and preprints This grey non conventional literature NCL is not easily available from other sources Technical Reports published by the University of Texas at Austin selective listing Center for Research in Water Resources Dept of Civil Engineering Online publications and print holdings TD 201 T3 T492 Center for Transportation Research CTR Reports The CTR is a UT research institution that focuses on research education and public service related to transportation issues Search by title in the library catalog

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