Texas Digital Library The Ses And Dissertations Online

The Texas Digital Library hosts DSpace digital repositories for its member institutions, allowing them provide reliable online access to their scholarly and pedagogic output.

With a digital repository hosted by the TDL, institutions can collect, store, preserve, and disseminate digital content – including documents, audio files, images, and datasets – all within a secure, professionally managed environment in the Amazon Cloud.

TDL digital repositories use DSpace, a widely-used open source repository software that can manage and preserve all types of digital content and facilitates indexing of that content by commercial search engines, such as Google.

Why use a Digital Repository?

A Digital Repository hosted by the TDL:

  • promotes the principles of open access by providing opportunities for faculty self-archiving
  • ensures the long-term preservation and accessibility of digital assets
  • provides access to unpublished research of faculty, research staff, and students
  • preserves and disseminates a wide variety of content beyond traditional scholarly articles, including datasets, learning objects, electronic theses and dissertations, audio-visual content, and presentations.
  • helps universities fulfill obligations to make publicly funded or non-profit-funded research available on an open access basis
  • allows universities to capture digital e-learning courseware so they can expand on existing programs
  • encourages access and sharing among disciplines and institutions
  • showcases an institution’s faculty and student output, and through participation in the Texas Digital Library consortium, the scholarly contributions of the entire state

Setting up a DSpace Repository

To set up an Digital Repository hosted by the TDL, you must be an institution of higher learning in Texas and a member of the Texas Digital Library. To find out more about membership opportunities, please see the Membership section of our Web site.

If you are a member of the Texas Digital Library and need assistance in setting up an Digital Repository, please contact us for more information.


The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.



Anatomy.tv covers more than 50 titles in medical and health science subjects and offers interactive 3D anatomy of each region of the body. The interactive 3D components were built from imaging data, allowing users to rotate the models, and they link to supporting content including images, video, and other animations.

ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database


The ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database is a fully-searchable database containing over 40,300 binary and ternary alloy phase diagrams, each with their associated crystal and reaction data. It also includes all inorganic systems.

Feature Films for Education


The Feature Films for Education Collection includes several hundred feature films that can be used for educational and instructional purposes. The collection includes a variety of popular films and award winners, documentaries, foreign films, and animation studies. New titles are added each quarter.

JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments This link opens in a new window


JoVE publishes the leading peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed video methods journal. Articles consist of high-quality video demonstrations and detailed text protocols which facilitate scientific reproducibility and productivity. The scope of the journal includes novel techniques, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold standard protocols in the physical and life sciences. Video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.

OECD iLibrary


OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Featuring tens of thousands of books and papers and billions of data points, its content also includes that published by the International Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency, the OECD Development Centre, PISA, and the International Transport Forum. Content (including tables and databases) is accessible in a variety of formats, including PDF, XLS, DATA, and ePUB.

PhilPapers This link opens in a new window


PhilPapers is an index to articles in philosophy journals, books and open access archives submitted by researchers. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.



PrivCo Database can be used to locate information on privately held companies. The database is a source for business and financial data on privately-held companies, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. PrivCo covers over 200,000 companies, 30,000 M&A transactions, over 15,000 funding rounds, and valuations. Search options includes company, deal or investor and offers researchers the ability to generate fields of data quickly based on criteria such as location, sub-industry, revenue and employee sizes, financial backing and more. Search by niche industry for private companies and locate which investors have invested in specific industries.

US Hispanic Newsstream This link opens in a new window


US Hispanic Newsstream offers access to Hispanic newspapers, news wires, websites and blogs in full text from US publishers in both Spanish and English. Some of the notable resources included are El Diario/La Prensa (New York City), La Opinión (Los Angeles), La Prensa (San Antonio) and Extra (Chicago).

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