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This research guide gathers resources that are useful for work in EngagedScholarship@CSU

EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University

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EngagedScholarship, CSU’s open-access, digital institutional repository (IR), promotes discovery, research, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and instruction by collecting, preserving, and providing access to scholarly work created at CSU. Members of the academic community can contribute completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.  EngagedScholarship@CSU is a service of the Michael Schwartz and the CSU College of Law Libraries.

EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University utilizes the leading hosted IR software program, Digital Commons.

What is an Institutional Repository?

An institutional repository (IR) is an online locus for collecting, preserving, and disseminating - in digital form - the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution. For a university, this would include materials such as:

  • research journal articles (before (preprints) and after (postprints) undergoing peer review)
  • theses and dissertations
  • administrative documents
  • course notes
  • learning objects

Digital Commons Network

Discipline WheelEngagedScholarship@CSU is part of the Digital Commons Network.

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.


Content in EngagedScholarship @ CSU is downloaded by users around the world: