Reference Librarians

Jack Becker

Phone: 806.834.1615
Location: Library, Mezzanine 115
Mailstop: MS 40002

Kimberly Vardeman

Phone: 806.834.4156
Office Location: Library, Mezzanine 111
Mailstop: MS 0002


World Almanac (FirstSearch)

Searches biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, and statistics from Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics and The World Almanac for Kids.



Biography Index

Index to biographical articles from books and periodicals, plus citations to interviews, obituaries, personal collections and more. Covers notable people from antiquity to the present and fields and nationalities.


Find a biography for a public figure, search the news for a particular person, or find information about Congress members. Select the Search by Content Type › filter above the keyword search box. Then select People, Places and Things under the heading Biographical Information.


Colleges & Universities

College Source

Index of 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international college catalogs and institution profiles.



Oxford English Dictionary

Considered the accepted authority on the English language, the OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary

Comprises over 450,000 vocabulary definitions, each with etymological and phonological descriptions.




Search and browse Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, World Atlas and more.

Sage Knowledge

More than 300 subject encyclopedias and handbooks.


Funding & Grants

Foundation Center Online

Information on United States grantmakers and grants. Includes a database of nearly 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S., more than 4,000 sponsoring companies, 3 million recently awarded grants and over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

Funding Opportunities Database

Database maintained by the TTU Office of the Vice President for Research lists requests for proposals from all federal agencies.


Journal, Article and Scholar Metrics

Journal Citation Reports®

JCR allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from 11,000 scholarly and technical journals in all areas of science, technology and the social sciences. Shows citation and article counts for journal evaluation and comparison.


World’s largest abstract and citation database. Tools to track citations, determine an author's h-index and assess the impact factor of journals within particular subject areas.

Web of Science

Find the citation count for a journal, create a citation map, find an author's h-index and set up citation alerts to be notified when an article receives a new citation.


Language Learning

Mango Languages

Learn a new language with fun, interactive lessons for more than 30 languages.



ProQuest Statistical Insight

Statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations and major intergovernmental organizations.

Source OECD

Current and historical data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

World Data Analyst

Country snapshots, comparative statistics, historical statistics and ranked statistics for countries and regions around the world.


Test Prep

Testing and Education Reference Center

Study guides and practice tests for CLEP, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL and more. Free registration is required to view materials.


For reference resources related to a specific discipline, please see the personal librarian page.