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Texas Books

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The Governor's Hounds - Barry A. Crouch; Donaly E. Brice
ISBN: 0292726791
Publication Date: 2011-12-15

In the tumultuous years following the Civil War, violence and lawlessness plagued the state of Texas, often overwhelming the ability of local law enforcement to maintain order. In response, Reconstruction-era governor Edmund J. Davis created a statewide police force that could be mobilized whenever and wherever local authorities were unable or unwilling to control lawlessness.

Texas Maps

  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    Produced for over 100 years, Sanborn maps charted the growth and development of American cities. Sanborn maps are large scale plans of a city or town, at a scale of 50ft to an inch.
  • Old Maps Online
    The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. There is a list of Texas maps available on the right column. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution


  • Index to Texas Magazines and Documents
    Emphasis on Texas publications in business, education, history, and government, with magazines of general interest also included. VC/UHV Library
  • Texas Reference Center  Icon
    Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. Contains biographies of famous historical and contemporary Texans. Also available is the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas. EBSCO/Texshare
  • Academic Search Complete  Icon
    Provides full text for nearly 5,318 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, biological & ecological sciences, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. EBSCO/TexShare
  • Rand State Statistics - U.S. & Texas
    Rand Texas, a service of the nation’s leading think tank, is a portfolio of statistics on Texas and other states drawn from over 270 statistical databases in 14 categories: Population & Demographics; Health & Health Care; Business & Economics; Crimes, Prisons & Courts; Labor Force, Employment & Earnings; Energy; Environment, Resources & Weather; K-12 Education;Higher Education; Income, Expenditure, Wealth & Poverty; Social Insurance & Human Services; Transportation & Travel; Federal Government; State & Local Government. The Library's subscription includes U.S. and Texas statistics.Library subscription

Web sites

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Access to state archives and TRAIL , which searches and locates information from over 180 Texas state agency web servers.
Texas Online
State of Texas government and law link. Online access to license renewals, public records, voter registration and political representatives.
Texas State Directory
Although this is a commercial site, there is quite a lot of information available about Texas for free under the helpful links. This directory has been a source of information on government in Texas since 1935.
Texas Almanac
Like the Texas State Directory, this is a commercial site with a lot of free content. By clicking on the topics listed on the left side of the screen, users can access content from the current Almanac.

Search the Library Catalog

There are many ways to search for books in the Library Catalog. One way is to use the KEYWORD search. Keep these things in mind:

  • Select keywords (generally nouns) that describe your topic
  • Use a connecting word between the keywords.  The most common connecting word is AND.
  • Put phrases in quotation marks

Here are some examples:

  • Phrase - "inorganic chemistry"
  • Two Keywords - nanotechnology AND medicine

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Handbook of Texas

  • Handbook of Texas Online
    Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture containing more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, and institutions. Texas State Historical Association.

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