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The University of Massachusetts Amherst


A guide to UMass Amherst's open access digital repository.

What is ScholarWorks?

Many universities, colleges, and research institutions have their own digital repositories meant to showcase the scholarly, research, and creative outputs of their community members.  These repositories are often referred to as institutional repositories.  Our campus’ institutional repository, ScholarWorks, was established in July 2006 and is managed by the University Libraries.

ScholarWorks also functions as a resource through which our campus authors can comply with the campus Open Access Policy.

Most content in ScholarWorks is organized by academic departments or research centers or institutes. This allows these units to better showcase the kinds of work they do all in one easily browsable location.

What can you share in ScholarWorks?:

  • Scholarly articles
  • Working papers and reports
  • Podcasts
  • Data
  • Conference proceedings and presentations
  • Open access monographs
  • Open educational resources 
  • Syllabi and other course materials
  • Graduate student theses and dissertations

We also support the publication of open access journals and conference and event proceedings through ScholarWorks.

ScholarWorks provides authors with monthly readership reports, open licensing options, stable URLs, and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).

More information on repositories and preprint servers can be found in our Open Scholarship & Scholarly Publishing Guide.

Contact the ScholarWorks team for more information!