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Helpful resources from the Auraria Library

Explore unique information databases and take advantage of drop-in research and citation assistance.

By Alexander Freedman

March 25, 2021

A man sitting at a desktop computer in the Auraria Library and looking at a photo of the library's exterior.The Auraria Library continues to be an excellent source of information, support and resources for all members of the Auraria Campus community.

The Auraria Library is highlighting several useful databases that help students, faculty and staff in conducting research by making it easy to find organized collections of articles, journals, news, streaming videos, primary sources, data and more. Databases are centered on a central topic, so if any of these topics resonates with your area, please share with fellow Roadrunners.

  • Black Drama Database
    • This resource contains the full text of more than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 Black playwrights.
  • 300+ World Cultures Database
    • Summaries contain information about the economy, history and cultural relations, family and kinship, sociopolitical organization, religion and more of over 300 world cultures.
  • Psychological Tests Database
    • Access thousands of psychological and other discipline-related tests, measures, scales, surveys and other types of assessment tools on a variety of subjects.

Drop-in research and citation help

Are you working on a project and need research help? Are you short on time and desperate to see a helpful face? Do you miss the in-person, spontaneous experience provided by the research help desk? If so, the Auraria Library offers drop-in Zoom help on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first-come, first-served meetings with library staff are designed to help library users with any research-related issues, from finding sources to citation assistance.

There’s no appointment necessary; just click the link below between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday or Thursday and be taken to a Zoom meeting with a librarian. Stay in your PJs; no webcam needed.

Topics: Academics, Auraria Library, Student Success

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