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A quick guide on the institutional repository at Ohio Northern University

About DigitalCommons@ONU

DigitalCommons@ONU is Ohio Northern University's institutional repository of digital materials that supports the research and teaching mission of the university. It is a platform that captures and preserves the intellectual output of the university community. The mission of Digital Commons is to support scholarship, promote research and cross-disciplinary collaboration, provide access to digital instructional materials created by the ONU community, and record the history of ONU.

DigitalCommons@ONU is intended as a platform for open access research. Materials submitted will, when possible, be made available to the public. Some content may have limited access due to embargo period, copyright or licensing, or other issues.

The repository will collect and provide access to:

  • Published and unpublished scholarly articles
  • Faculty or student journals
  • Student projects, posters and capstones
  • Conference proceedings
  • Course materials and lectures
  • Creative works
  • History and archives

The goals of DigitalCommons@ONU are:

  • Highlight and promote cross-disciplinary collaborations, a key focus of Ohio Northern University
  • Raise the visibility of Ohio Northern University’s research, publications, and instructional material for faculty and student to fellow scholars, prospective students, prospective employees, and other stakeholders
  • Provide persistent and centralized access to research and scholarly activity, including centralized access statistics
  • Promote open access where possible
  • Document the progress of the Ohio Northern University faculty and their research
  • Provide a platform for history and archives of the university

For any questions regarding the repository, be sure to contact or Chris Deems at and 419-772-2183.