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With few exceptions the links below were provided via the intute: sciences: Science, Engineering & Technology Gateway  In addition, intute supports a subject directory TechXtra  TechXtra is a free service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints,...teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing. As with many engineering and "tech" sites some of the linked resources particularly for TechXtra are fee-based.  Any and all fees are the individual users responsibility; UTPB does not underwrite these types of fee-based services.

Please note that as of 1 July 2011, intute was "de-funded" by British education authorities--because of British education fund shortages not because the service itself was in disarray or disrepute. As of now, the site is archived--i.e. not being updated.

Order of Lists

A word about alphabetization of titles on the web.

While libraries have traditionally standardized entries so that looking for a last name was the preferred method of finding specific entries, the web approaches the matter differently. This is because the list function in html is used very frequently and that list function ignores the alphabet and leaves it up to the individual coder to make decisions.

Many lists on the web are alphabetized and like libraries' web lists tend to ignore initial articles--a, an, the. Thereafter most web sites tend to alphabetize by initial word--i.e. rather than looking for "Grant" you would see title a like "Ulysses S. Grant Web Page". However web page authors can pretty much name a page whatever they please--thus "Great Civil War General Grant" or "Civil War General Grant," each of which would place the entry in a different place on a list. This is why search engines evolved. But remember search engines give preference to the people who are paying them to advertise--yes, this includes Google.

Remember you can use the Search function at the top of each library web page to search within the Library Guide or the Library web site to discover whether it contains the information you are looking for.

Dunagan Library E-Access

Some resources (e.g. Databases A to Z) provided by the University Library may require netid/password access from non-campus computers. An automatic prompt will occur for those resources that require this.  For any questions, please contact us via FalconChat.


Research Help

Research Assistance Desk - Contact either
Bobbie Williams or
Miguel Chavez
phone: 432-552-2396
Email Research Assistance
Instruction (group and individual);
Research Help by Appointment
Bobbie Williams, Librarian
phone: 432-552-2407

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