New database: ScholarWorks

This spring, Albertsons Library, in collaboration with the Graduate College, Research Office, and Office of the Provost, began developing ScholarWorks, a collection of services designed to capture and showcase all scholarly output by the Boise State University community.
These services include: identifying and making available via the ScholarWorks web site documents and files produced by the faculty, research groups, and students of Boise State University; creation of Selected Works pages which highlight the scholarly accomplishments of each individual faculty member; distribution of regular reports that provide data on the impact and usage of faculty publications; access to simple and inexpensive electronic publishing of original series, journals, and monographs; and promotion of research efforts via a searchable public database.
Not only does ScholarWorks help increase the visibility and impact of faculty work through broader dissemination, it also supports student research through initiatives such as making theses and dissertations available electronically.
Additionally, ScholarWorks has the ability to provide access to many different types of scholarship such as journal articles, technical reports, presentations, working papers, and datasets. Here are some examples:
In the coming months, ScholarWorks will continue to develop these services and help support Boise State’s scholarly communication efforts. Please contact Michelle Armstrong (426-2580) for more information.

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