Find Information about Local Issues
Research tips for finding local information
You can sometimes find coverage of local events in national newspapers, magazines or journals. Search using keywords relating to the specific area and the topic (e.g Top ten percent law AND Texas). Even if your specific topic is not covered in a non-local source, you can often find important information about larger controversies related to your topic (e.g. If you topic is the Texas top ten percent law, the larger theme is affirmative action in education).
Where to search
|Places to Search||Texas||Austin||University of Texas||News||Statistics||Law & Crime|
|Google Custom Search: Austin Local Information|
Handbook of Texas Online
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture
Information on economics, law, state agencies, etc.
|Austin Code of Ordinances|
|Austin Crime Statistics|
Cities of the United States: A Compilation of Current Information on Economic, Cultural, Geographic, and Social Conditions
Includes Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio
|Austin City Development Information|
|Public Information Office
Official city news release archive. From 1996 -present
|MAIN (Metropolitan Austin Interactive Network)|
|County and City Data Book|
Austin Business Journal, 1996-present.
Find articles from the Austin American Statesman, Texas Monthly, the Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Express-News and more
|University of Texas Institutional Reporting, Research and Information Systems|
|University of Texas Profile|
Feature Story Archive
Archive of stories featured on UT's main website
|University of Texas History and Traditions|
|University of Texas Rankings and Kudos|
|Texas||Austin||University of Texas||News||Statistics||Law & Crime|
Also see Find Government Information for more information on state and local government.
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