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CSU Fullerton's Institutional Repository: Archiving a Breadth of Institutional and Educational Resources by Titans for All

Screenshot of CSUF ScholarWorks depository


Content Scope

ScholarWorks was designed to contain Faculty and Student Publications, Student Dissertations, Theses, and Projects, Datasets, and Open Educational Resources. A detailed content scope policy explains what can and what cannot be uploaded.

Benefits of Use

Greater visibility

Open access works are read and cited far more often, exercising a much larger impact on scholarship and public knowledge.

Permanent URL

Each deposited item gets a Handle (a permanent URL) so that bookmarks and citations are evergreen.

Long-term preservation

ScholarWorks is a cloud-based system hosted on Amazon Web Services. The software stack is entirely open-source (Linux Fedora and Hyrax/Samvera), supported by a global network of developers at universities and research institutions. Information Technology and Information Science experts at the Chancellor's Office and across CSU Libraries work together to maintain ScholarWorks as a trusted repository.

Feature enhancements

The systemwide Digital Repositories Committee is committed to keep ScholarWorks current with evolving standards and follow cycles of continuous improvement. Have a look at our latest Development Roadmap.

Who Can Deposit? Who Can Access?

Faculty, students, and staff across the California State University system can upload their scholarly works. ScholarWorks uses our campus single sign-on.

By default, all content is open access, freely available for the whole world to read, but access permissions for specific items can be restricted to CSU-only, campus-only, or private.

CSU Fullerton is committed to accessibility. If you have any problems accessing material in ScholarWorks, please "Report a Barrier" through Disability Support Services.

Creative Commons CC-BY License This guide was created under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) International License. Some content was repurposed from the ScholarWorks LibGuide at CSU Chico.