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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!


Unearthed: Panegyrici Veteres

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 01.22.2020

Brush up on your Latin, folks, because the latest unearthed tome from Special Collections is the Panegyrici Veteres (aka Panegyrici Latini). Aside from being one of our oldest books (1676), the Panegyrici is an excellent example of the many interesting and rare materials we keep safe here in Special Collections. So, what actually is the Panegyrici Veteres? Well, it's a collection of classical Roman panegyrics, which is a fancy Latin…

Presentations and Papers and Book Chapters and Panels, Oh My!

Auraria Library 01.06.2020

The Auraria Library staff have been busy this year publishing and presenting all over the country, and the world! Here is a list of citations to the papers and book chapters we've written, the panels we've participated in, and the presentations we've delivered in 2019.

Note: some links to resources might require authentication.


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