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EDUC 5605 EDUC 5615 Bilingual Education Research Guide: After Graduation

This guide is for master's students in the School of Education's BUENO programs or Equity, Bilingualism, and Biliteracy programs.

Open Access Resources

All CU Boulder alumni may visit campus to use the libraries subscription databases after you graduate or leave CU. Since a campus visit isn't always convenient or feasible, here are some great options to continue using scholarly and multimedia resources after graduation!

Two CU students in graduation robes walk near the Norlin Quad

Graduation by Ian McMorran under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Using Public Libraries

Public libraries can also be a wonderful resource for scholarly or multimedia content!

  • Scholarly articles: Most public libraries in Colorado have access to core scholarly databases like Academic Search Premier that contain peer-reviewed education articles. Most will offer way for you to look for articles from home, using your library card to login.
  • Streaming films: Many public libraries also offer subscriptions to streaming services like kanopy for education films and documentaries. 
  • Interlibrary Loan: If your public library is on the Prospector network or offers interlibrary loan service, you can often check out books from CU and other major research libraries using your local public library card.

Prospector union catalog - student holding library books

Libraries in Colorado & Wyoming: Prospector

Prospector: is a group of regional libraries, which gives you access to 32 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials. With a single search you can find and borrow materials. Most items check-out for 3 weeks with one renewal allowed; most a/v media items check-out for 1 week with no renewal.

Do you have a library card for one of the Prospector participating public libraries? If so, you may request most CU materials through Prospector and have them delivered to a branch near you.

List of Prospector Libraries