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Colorado Springs Campus Library


The University of the Rockies Library provides university-wide access to a variety of research resources both online and in the library on the Colorado Springs campus. Online resources are available on the library's web page, which is accessible through the Student Portal or the online classroom.

Instructional aides for resources and services are also available on the web page. These aides include: information on copyright and plagiarism, tip sheets for searching the databases, links to useful websites, information resources, and more.

Some of the services available to you include assistance from librarians, online databases, Colorado Springs on-campus resources, the Rockies Writing Center, and interlibrary loan:

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

Our library catalog contains records for all of our books, ebooks, videos, and testing material.

Online Databases

In a world where digital access is becoming increasingly more common in the academic arena, it is important that you have access to first-rate online resources. The electronic resources available to you include scholarly journals and peer reviewed articles, magazine articles, ebooks, videos, newspaper articles, book reviews, dissertations, conference papers, government reports, and more.

The following list includes some of the online academic resources available to you as a Rockies student, faculty member, or staff member:

  • Brain Navigator
  • Business Source Complete
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
  • DSM-IV TR
  • Films on Demand
  • Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture
  • JSTOR
  • Mental Measurements and Tests in Print
  • Oxford University Press
  • ProQuest Central
  • PsycNET
  • SAGE
  • Sage Research Methods
  • SPORTDiscus

Colorado Springs On-Campus Resources

The University of the Rockies Library on the Colorado Springs campus offers a variety of research materials, including:

  • Books (3000 monographs, including nearly 1000 new books/ebooks)
  • Serials
  • Instructional videos

The library also contains three computers for student use. Each computer is equipped with MS Office and Internet access, as well as specialized programs such as SPSS, NVivo, and various assessment-scoring programs.

Finally, the library houses an extensive Testing Material Collection, which includes protocols, manuals, and test kits. This collection includes but is not limited to:

  • The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)
  • The Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV)
  • The Stanford Binet
  • The Woodcock Johnson (WJ-III, cognitive and achievement)
  • The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT)
  • The Minesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-II)
  • The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • The Beck's Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
  • The Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI)
  • The Psychiatric Diagnostic Screening Questionaire (PDSQ)

The Rockies Writing Center

The Rockies Writing Center is an online resource accessible through the library's web page that will guide you as you develop academic writing skills. It contains APA style guides, resources on developing thesis statements, tutorials for MS Office, and material on how to conduct research effectively. In addition, the Writing Center is staffed by professional Writing Coaches who will review your paper and provide feedback on grammar, clarity of language, and APA style.

Interlibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary Loan allows you to obtain articles and other documents that are not currently in the Rockies Library's electronic collections. A Rockies librarian can help get these materials for you.

Contact Information

University librarians are available for research assistance by email or telephone seven days a week. You can reach our librarians at 719.442.0505, ext. 1682. You can also email uorlibrary@rockies.edu.

Alternatively, you can contact one of our librarians directly:

Trina Purcell
Library Director
719.442.0505, ext. 1675

Sandralee Leighton
Library Assistant
719.442.0505, ext. 1682

Linda Bourgeois
Reference and Cataloging Librarian
719.442.0505, ext. 1783

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