Texana Databases

Database Name Description
Handbook of Texas OnlineA multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography and culture. Includes more than 23,000 full-text articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions and a variety of other topics. Articles may be searched or browsed by subject. Sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at The University of Texas at Austin.
Texas Reference Center includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and gender studies, literature, public health, and business as well as sports and leisure in Texas. The database also contains biographies of notable Texans both historical and contemporary.  How to Search This Database
Dallas Morning News (1984-current)Provides full text coverage of all local and regional news appearing in the Dallas Morning News from 1984 to the present. Paid advertisements, sports scores, and want ads are not included.  How to Search This Database
Collection of online resources about State of Texas provided by University of Texas at Austin.
Provides access to large-scale maps of Texas towns and cities, published by the Sanborn Map Company, the primary American producer of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps include information such as the size, shape and construction materials for urban buildings; heights and functions of structures; and the location of windows and doors. Street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers are also provided. Database coverage includes maps published between 1867 - 1970. Can be searched by city and date.  How to Search This Database
Index to Texas Magazines and Documents (1990-)The Index to Texas Magazines and Documents is an online index for 43 popular Texas magazines covering history, travel, business, and culture. The Index covers publications from 1986 to the present. For best results use the ¬ďAdvanced Search¬Ē option and put asterisks before and after each search term. Examples: *Fort Davis* or *Dallas* AND *music*.  How to Search This Database

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