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Remote Mapping & the Mapping Prejudice Project

Researcher Support Services 06.03.2020

During this time when we continue to work from home and the world around us is turning over, it can be hard to know how to direct our energy. Contributing to remote mapping and data projects is one way to help make our world better.

My role at Auraria Library is to help with geospatial data and methods in research. One of the aspects of my job is teaching people how to contribute to geospatial data. For example, our last meeting of…

Planned Maintenance for PsychiatryOnline on 03/13/2020

Technical Services Division 03.12.2020 will be undergoing planned maintenance on Friday 3/13/2020 from 3 PM – 6 PM. During this time, PsychiatryOnline will be down for up to two hours and users may see a 404 Error message when trying to access the site.

US Census: Why does it matter?

Researcher Support Services 03.10.2020

The United States conducts a national census once every 10 years and 2020 is the year! In short, a census counts the number of people living in a country or specific area. 

But why does the Census matter? The Census determines how federal funding is allocated among communities - this can affect transportation, education, health and human services, emergency services…

Ask Us Desk Renovation

Marketing and Communications 03.06.2020


Auraria Library is thrilled to announce the re-opening of our newly renovated Ask Us Desk!

Discover Featured Resources List

Information Technology and Web Services 02.19.2020

Did you know? Featured Resources is a list of topics on the library website with resources handpicked by the librarians at the Auraria Library!

You can select a topic to see reading and research materials such as books, ebooks, videos, databases, and guides for that specific topic. Explore different topics from the past: pop art, psychology, data, poetry, career, culture, nutrition, health, history, religion, and others!


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  • 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. 

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    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.  


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