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Murray State's Digital Commons

Murray State's Digital Commons

a repository for scholarship, research and creative thought

Sample of Content Types



Books & Chapters

•Textbooks & Open Educational Resources

•Presentation Slide Shows, Videos, & Posters

•Datasets (with IRB approval)

•White Papers

•Sabbatical Reports

•Conference Reports





Capstone Projects

Performance Playbills

Exhibition Catalogs

Academic Posters

Scholars Week




MSU Conferences

Peer-reviewed journals

The Shield Yearbooks

Reports and Minutes

University Records

SelectedWorks/Expert Directories

Live Global Readership Map


Murray State University Institutional Repository

An Institutional Repository (IR) is what? University-based IRs support disseminationn & management of materials by the institution and its members. IR materials are indexed to be highly discoverable by search engines, so University branding is heavily incorporated.

Why an Open Access IR for MSU? Open Access (OA) literature is online digital content, freely available and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions (author credit is still required). Our OA IR affords Murray State authors with an opportunity to share an array of original content to a global audience with no access barriers outside Internet connectivity.

Does this require a lot of my time? Nope. If a student or teacher has content they are proud to have created while at MSU, and is the copyright holder, contact your subject librarian (my who?) or for help with custom pages, digitization, or authors rights.