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Aviation & Aerosapce   Tags: aerospace_engineering, airplanes, airports  

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Renewing Books

You can view and renew books you have checked out online. Go to the Auraria Library's home page. Click "My Account" in the upper leftcorner. Sign in using your name and ID number exactly as they are on your student ID card.


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Finding Books

To find books, use the library catalog. The library catalog is on the Auraria Library's home page, labeled Book Search. If you have a title in mind, switch the menu to Title and do a title search. If you have a topic but not a title, switch the menu to Keyword and do a keyword search.

You can also search the catalog here:

Learning some specialized search skills--sometimes called "Boolean Searching"--can help maximize your search success.  If you aren't finding the materials you want, combine keywords with AND or OR.  Also, try other words such as for elderly, try aged or older persons.  One never knows how things are indexed in databases.

If the Auraria Library does not have your book, click the "Search Prospector" link at the top of the page. This will look for copies of your book across Colorado.
View a quick tutorial about using Prospector.

Still no luck?  Get materials from libraries around the world using Interlibrary Loan.
View a quick tutorial about using Interlibrary Loan.


Reference Books

Books are accessed through the Auraria Library catalog, Skyline, using an Author search (for authors, other  individuals, and corporate entities listed as authors, i.e. United States, Federal Aviation Administration),  a WORD search (for subjects such as avionics, wind shear, air crashes or biplanes), or a Title search (for titles of books). A Periodical Title search will help you locate magazines, journals, or newspapers that we own such as Aviation Consumer or Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Normally a book will not provide the most up-to-minute information on a subject, but it can be very useful when you  want considerable background information on your topic. For terms to use in a WORD search, consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings . A few select books that could be helpful are:

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aviation .  REF TL515 .I44 1979

The Airline Industry.  REF  TL 509  .E54  1992

Jane's All the World's Aircraft. REF TL 501 .J3

World Aviation Directory. REF TL 512 . A63

Jane's Avionics. REF UG 1420 .J36

Brassey's world aircraft and systems directory.  REF TL512 .W65 1999

Ways to find books we do not own or that may be checked out:

Prospector: the Colorado Unified Catalog   Use Prospector to determine which major Colorado library may own a particular book. You can order the book if it is available at another library.

NetLibrary A database of online, full text books.

Tip:   You may use ILL (Interlibrary loan) to order journal and magazine articles that Auraria Library doesn't own. You may use WorldCat to request books, dissertations, video recordings and other materials that Auraria doesn't own and that you cannot find in Prospector .

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electronic books

You can access the full content of many books remotely.  These ebooks have been purchased by the library and like journal databases or articles, they require a student ID for access when you are off campus. 

 All ebooks will display a location as Internet.  If you want to only see ebooks you can do a catalog search (keyword), click the modify button and select the Location as Internet. 


Below is an example using the keyword aviation:

aviation ebooks

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