Search FAQs

Because we have a small staff in the Archives, we cannot conduct research for others that may be significantly time consuming. We are happy to look for the answer to simple questions about the history of UNT or basic information about the collections in the Archives.

Simple Question Example:  "What year was UNT founded?"

Complex Question Example: "Could you look through the district Court Civil Case Papers, 1849-1900,for Cooke County,and find the one in which my relative was involved?"

Government Documents Department staff members provide assistance when you have questions, need directions, or want advice about finding government, business, geographic, statistical, or legal information.

See Government Documents Reference Services to find out what services we provide and how to obtain services.

Our short bibliography of Guides to World War I & II Posters lists books that provide background on World War I and World War II posters. Some of these books are available at UNT, and some may be available at other libraries or through Interlibrary Loan.

More books about posters can be identified by doing a subject search in the Library Catalog with the "Collection" field set as "Government Documents".

  • Use the Library Catalog
  • Search for your item by keyword, title, author, or use the advanced search features to limit your query to special material types, or areas within the libraries.
  • Once you've found a potential item note: (a) the location, (b) the call number, and (c) the item's availability.
  • View our extensive help pages in the catalog to learn how to use that system effectively.
  • You may also contact Ask Us or your Subject Librarian for help

Information about the U.S. Census, including where to find data published by the Census, is available on our Census Subject Guide.

Information about where to find statistical data published by federal, state, local, international, and foreign government agencies, as well as data available from commercial sources, is available on our Statistical Resources web page.

The Archives and Rare Books department offers extensive reference services to facilitate use of our collections. We are happy to help you locate resources, answer questions and provide limited research service. Staff is not available to fill research requests requiring in-depth research or extensive use of materials.

Try browsing through our subject guides.  These guides are written by librarians whose focus is on serving the needs of various academic units at UNT. To find a guide you can:

  1. Subject Guides:
    Browse the Subject Guides Site, itself, or
    Click on the +FIND tab at the top of this page and on the search box, choose the subject guides tab.  Now, either search for an existing Subject Guide or Class Page or use the dropdown menu to filter guides to your area of interest. 
  2. If you know the name of the database you wish to search, you may go to the Find Databases and E-Journals Site 

Alternative: If you want fast access to a wide variety of sources, use the Online Articles  tab in the +FIND Tab, do a search on your interest area, and use the facets in the results to further limit (or expand) your query to include/exclude various subjects and material types.  If your search is broad enough, the system will suggest specialized databases. You may need to refine your search results further. 

The Media Library provides reference services during hours when the Media Library is open at the Service Desk or by phone. For more extensive research needs, schedule a reference appointment with a media librarian. See: Media Reference Services

Research and Instructional Services has split into two departments, Library Learning Services (LLS) and Library Research Support Services (LRSS). Offices are located on the 1st floor of Willis Library. View the Subject Librarians page for whom you can contact for subject or major specific questions, advanced research help or one-on-one research appointments. You can also consult our Ask Us services during business hours for research help and library questions.