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, licensing, or other issues.

The repository will collect and provide access to:

  • Pre-prints, post-prints, and final published 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 whenever possible
  • Document the progress of the Ohio Northern University faculty and their research
  • Provide a platform for history and archives of the university

For questions or inquiries regarding DigitalCommons@ONU, please email us at digitalcommons@onu.edu.

About Institutional Repositories

Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.

IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.

To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit Bepress' IR research page.