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New Historic Databases Ranging from US Race Relations to Social Movements Worldwide!

Researcher Support Services 08.17.2017

Here are recent additions to the primary resource materials Auraria Library offers.  Get tips on finding even more in the Library’s Primary Sources research guide.

Elsevier Acquired Bepress a Support Structure for Smaller Publishers

Researcher Support Services 08.15.2017

Last year Elsevier bought the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Now they have purchased bepress and it's Digital Commons which is an institutional repository and publishing platform.

Check out Elsevier Continues To Build Its Monopoly Solution For All Aspects Of Scholarly Communication from the but-can-people-be-bothered…

K9 Officer Training in the Library

Administrative Services 08.07.2017

Auraria Police will be conducting a K9 training exercise in the Library on Wednesday, August 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please do not interfere with the dogs or officers unless instructed to do so by an officer. If you have questions or concerns please contact Marical Farner.

More information on the K9 Program at AHEC may be found at:…

New Improved Off Campus Access!

Technical and Financial Services Division 08.04.2017

New Improved Off Campus Access Coming August 7th, 2017! The library recently upgraded its software so accessing library resources from off campus is more secure and streamlined for you. Now when you access articles, databases, ebooks, and streaming media from off campus, you will be directed to your school's portal where you will sign in using your username and password. Alumni and emeritus faculty will still use their names and ID numbers.



Colorado State Library Backpack Program

Auraria Library 07.06.2017

You can now check out Colorado State Park Passes at Auraria Library!

Last month, Auraria became a new member of the Colorado State Library Back Pack Program. This program is a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library to provide public & academic Colorado libraries with two park passes to Colorado’s 42 state parks and adventure backpacks filled with information and educational activities.…

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