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TEXBIB – Bibliography of Texas Speleology

Maintained by The Texas Speleological Survey

TexBib is a searchable bibliographic database for Texas caves. It is primarily the product of over 40 years of work by James Reddell with contributions from other TSS directors. Jerry Atkinson currently manages the TexBib project. David McKenzie wrote Reselect, the search engine program which is downloadable with the bibliography below. The bibliography can be searched by author, keywords, dates, or combinations.

TexBib entries are all from available Texas caving newsletters, plus national and international newsletters, books, science journals, newspapers, magazines, theses, dissertations, and any other published sources TSS can find. TexBib currently contains about 14,100 bibliographic entries dating from 1840, and approximately 91,000 assigned keywords. If you have suggestions, questions, or additional entries, contact the editor.


Databases with Reselect v1.20 search program: (3.6 MB).

Besides TEXBIB, this installation includes a preliminary version of James Reddell's Bibliographic Guide to New World Cave Biology, or NWBB.

Database compilation dates:

TEXBIB: 2015-11-19
NWBB: 2008-08-24


No special setup is required. Download this file (PC only), extract/unzip it, and open the reselect.exe file to run the program. .

This site will be periodically updated -- both with new database compilations and new builds of Reselect, which is still being developed. When running Reselect, you can select Help | About to see the compilation dates for the databases you currently have.

Please send your suggestions regarding the TEXBIB bibliography to its current editor.

James Reddell is the editor of the Bibliographic Guide to New World Cave Biology (NWBB).

Contact Texbib tech support for information on Reselect or for help with installation.