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Welcome to the Fall semester!  You’ll soon be looking for full-text articles, videos, ebooks and more to speed your learning and use in your papers and presentations. Not to mention efficient search and discovery strategies and tips. While you’re settling into the semester, take a few minutes to click around the Auraria Library web page.  Oh, the things you’ll find to support your school work and research! These include trying -

  • Library tutorials to help you become familiar with search strategies including how to find scholarly articles
  • The Start My Research search box on the home page and all the filtering possibilities, such as limiting to “Media Only” for streaming videos
  • The Citation Builder, to help with efficiently creating citations for your paper, presentation, or research reference list (bibliography)
  • Services A-Z to see tons of support options
  • The Research Guides, to get a handle on books, videos, databases, search strategies and more for many subject areas and goals

Check out the links below to see samples of what the Library supplies to make the semester lift lighter.

The Monthly Featured Resources of August Contributors: Ellen Metter and Indiana Mezta.

Ask Us Chat

Use this chat box to ask a librarian for research help. We’re available 24/7!


Text us your questions to 720-438-4446. We’ll answer from 9 am to 6 pm during the week and reply to after hours questions the next morning. (Your provider rates will apply.)


  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    Stop by the Ask Us Desk for help. The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library.

  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).

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    Let's get started with using the library tools!

    Take a quick tour to learn about the research tools on this page.