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Digital Repositories

Repositories range from those hosted by an institution to house the intellectual property created by that institution or repositories that are subject-based such as biomedicine or physics. While some repositories perform peer review functions, most serve simply as a repository for materials (published and unpublished) such as manuscripts, theses, supplemental data, conference proceedings, student posters, faculty notes, newsletters, to name a few examples. To locate a repository, use the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR), OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories, or Disciplinary Repositories (from Open Access Directory).

Institutional Repository

  • Digital Commons@Becker
      Digital Commons@Becker
    • Digital Commons@Becker is a digital repository for hosting the scholarly work created at Washington University School of Medicine and enhancing its visibility and accessibility to scholars, researchers, and the public. Administered and maintained by the Bernard Becker Medical Library, Digital Commons@Becker provides groups, departments, centers, divisions, or programs at the School of Medicine with a platform for creating customized collections that reflect the wide range of their scholarly output. Collections can include journal articles, meeting abstracts, capstones, research papers, poster presentations, newsletters, videos, sound files, and more. For more information, please contact Cathy Sarli at Becker Medical Library.
  • Open Scholarship
      Open Scholarship
    • Open Scholarship provides access to the scholarly output of faculty, staff, and students from Washington University in St. Louis by gathering it in one place. On May 9, 2011, the Faculty Senate passed the Open Access Resolution in order to make "scholarship and creative works freely and easily available to the world community." Open Scholarship is a further step in the University's commitment to open access. For more information, please contact Digital Library Services.
  • Subject-Based Repository

    • PubMed Central
        PubMed Central
      • PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. PMC was started in 2000 and contains over half a million articles, including supplemental data, most of which have a corresponding entry in PubMed. Authors who publish manuscripts based on research funded by NIH are required to deposit their work in PMC.
    • arXiv
      • arXiv is an e-print service hosted by Cornell University in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology.
    • RePEc
      • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 74 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components. All RePec materials are freely available.
    • And many more


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