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Digital Commons at St. Mary's University - Information

A guide to creating a profile and adding your material to the Digital Commons at St. Mary's University.

Why the Digital Commons at St. Mary's University?

  • Supports the St. Mary's University mission of fostering academic excellence
  • Supports the university's social justice efforts by making research freely available to researchers around the world
  • Promotes research opportunities available to St. Mary's students and the research interests of St. Mary's faculty
  • Provides access to St. Mary's research in a stable location

Why contribute to the Digital Commons?

  • Provides a stable web address that authors can add to their CV, resume, or portfolio
  • Authors can see how often their works are viewed and downloaded
  • Authors can see where viewers are around the globe
  • Works are searchable through Google, Discover, and other search engines

Digital Commons benefits for faculty and employees

  • Increases the visibility of authors' research
  • Improves article rankings in Google Scholar and Google
  • Provides opportunities for collaboration outside of academia
  • Provides single location access

Digital Commons benefits for students

  • Makes research available outside of academia, including to potential employers
  • Allows students to view work by past graduates of their program
  • Provides a stable online home for research, even after students graduate