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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.

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  • What Help is Available?
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  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the Library, Campus, or three Institutions. This service also loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please visit the Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates for information about when this service will be available.

  • 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. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


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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.