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Reference sources, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, are available online and in print and can provide great background information about a topic.
Find Books via Auraria Library
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Find books and ebooks by using the search box on Auraria Library's homepage. Limit the search to Books only.
- Search for a book by author, title, subject or keyword(s) describing your topic.
- Your results will contain both print books and ebooks.
- For print books, write down the call number to locate the book in the Library.
- For ebooks, a green "Full Text Online" icon will appear beside the title. Click on the icon to access the full-text.
Does Auraria Library own the item?
Though Auraria Library has access to thousands of online and print materials, no library has everything. However, it's likely you can get access to an item through other sources!
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Enter the title to determine if Auraria Library has a copy of the book. Limit by material type, publication date, author, and more.
Not in our library? Search this catalog, which has material from academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Auraria Campus students, staff, and faculty can request over 30 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other material at no charge and the item(s) will be delivered to Auraria Library for pick-up.
Still no luck? Get materials from libraries around the world here. This extremely comprehensive catalog lists the holdings of thousands of libraries throughout North America & beyond.
Can't find an item anywhere? Request the item via Interlibrary Loan. You can request journal articles, books, and other material. You will first need to create an account and then enter the citation information of the item you need.