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2020 Library Staff Research Roundup

Auraria Library 03.02.2021

The Auraria Library staff were busy last year publishing and presenting all over the country, and the world! Here is some of the work we’ve done in 2020.


  • Becksford, L. Debose, K. Lener, E. Pannabecker, V. and Saylor K. “Sustaining Graduate Information Literacy Instruction: A Case Study of Best Practices.” Academic Library…

Need Psychological Tests? Here Are Thousands to Help with Your Research

Researcher Support Services 02.19.2021

Featured Database: APA PsycTests

You can use databases to easily find organized collections of articles, journals, news, streaming videos, primary sources, data, and more! 

Here’s one of our favorites:

Explore the APA PsycTests Database

What’s in it? 

Access thousands of psychological and other discipline related tests, measures, scales,…

How to See the Rare Gaston Save Collection, Now in the Global Spotlight

Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 01.27.2021

Parlez-vous français? (Do you speak French?) If not, you might want to after the Auraria Library’s Gaston Save Special Collection was featured by the French magazine Arts nouveaux, magazine de l'art nouveau, in an article giving an overview of the artist’s life entitled ”Gaston Save (1811-1901).”

“It's certainly a point of pride to have such a unique collection with global reach and interest here in Colorado,” said Matthew Mariner, digital collections manager at the Auraria …

Announcing Two Theatre Database Trials

Researcher Support Services 01.26.2021

The Auraria Library is currently conducting two free theatre database trials:  National Theatre Collection and Stratford Shakespeare Festival Collection.  If acquired, these streaming video performances would support the various theatre programs and classes on campus.  Both are listed in our Databases page.  I am soliciting feedback on these two trials; you can use the Trial Feedback links provided for this purpose.  Alternatively, you can send comments directly to me at…

Why Online Test Proctoring is Biased, From an Expert

Researcher Support Services 01.13.2021

Research out of the Auraria Library was recently cited in a letter by six United States senators to test proctoring software provider ExamSoft and furthers the conversation about the bias and harmful effects of online test proctoring.

“The technology felt violating, wrong, and gross,” said Shea Swauger, a librarian at the Auraria Library, whose research and outspoken voice against algorithmic online test proctoring are gaining traction nationwide. “It’s become clear to me that…

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