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Texas Quick Facts
Texas Quick Facts
From the U.S. Census Bureau, quick access to Texas Population, Housing, Demographic, Economic, and Business data from the Census, American Community Survey, and business and economic surveys.
Free government website: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/48
Handbook of Texas Online
Free Website: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook
Location: (New Handbook of Texas): JPL 3rd Floor Reference F384 .N48 1996 (6 volumes)
Available in print and online. This encyclopedia, created and maintained by the Texas State Historical Association, provides information on the history, geography, and culture of Texas.
Catalogs and Web Portals for Texas Information
Texas Online: Official Web Portal
Free government website: http://www.texasonline.com/
Official Web Portal for the State of Texas to locate links to Texas Government resources on the web.
TRAIL: Texas Records and Information Locator
Free government website: http://www2.tsl.state.tx.us/trail/
TRAIL searches and links to information from over 180 Texas state agency web servers. It also provides basic information about state agencies including contact, legal, budgetary and background resources on the alphabetical Texas State Agencies page.
Library Catalog of Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Free government website: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/webcat/index.html
Searchable online catalog of the holdings of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and five partner agencies. Useful for identifying Texas government publications. Not all items owned by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission prior to 1976 will be listed in this catalog. UTSA may own the item (check UCAT) or you can request through Interlibrary Loan.
State Agency Databases
Free website: http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases
Annotated list of databases from state governments listed by agency. Compiled by Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association (GODORT).
Texas Reference Center (via EBSCO) (UTSA subscription)
Provides access to the full text of over 80 journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, and business. Includes biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans.
TRAIL: List of Texas State Agencies
Free government website: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/apps/lrs/agencies/
Links for each state agency for contact information, addresses, phone numbers and links to enabling legislation for that agency.
TARO: Texas Archival Resources Online
Free website: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/
Contains collection descriptions or "finding aids" for the rich archival, manuscript, library and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public.