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Murray State's Digital Commons: Submitting Student Works

Step 1. Find your group.

Once your document has ALL final revisions in place, find your course, organization or college/school below, and RIGHT-CLICK to open in a new tab.

Don’t see yours above? Try one of these:

  • Not listed here? If you are a student group head, or a go-getter student, and would like a specialized page on Murray State’s Digital Commons, contact

Move on to Step 2.

Step 2. Submit your work.

Now that you have opened the Digital Commons page for your course, organization, or college/school page, move on to these next steps.

  • Click the 'Submit Research' link on the left-hand menu.  You may need to create a new account.  If you create a new account, you should receive an immediate email from that asks you to confirm your account registration.
  • Once logged in, complete the form and upload an electronic copy of your manuscript or work. PDF or Word doc are both fine.
  • Within 3-5 business days of your completed submission, you should receive an email containing a Digital Commons Student Work License Form. You will need to digitally sign this by following the link to Adobe Sign provided in the email.\
  • After you have submitted your work to Digital Commons and signed the Digital Commons Student Work License Form, you will receive an email from an account with informing that your work has been published. This will include a link to the record page, with the final document.

Move on to Step 3.

Step 3. Be proud.

With Steps 1 and 2 completed, be proud of the work you created at Murray State University!

  • Use this same link to showcase your scholarly or creative activity on your CV/resume, graduate school applications and email signatures.
  • If your organization or advisor requires proof of your completed submissions process to Digital Commons, send the link (included in the final email from Digital Commons) to your work on the repository. Be sure to share with all the faculty who have mentored or positively influenced you.
  • If you ever need your work hidden from the public view, and made visible only to Murray State users, contact with your name, a link to the work, and a brief explanation. If you are submitting this work, or a derivative work, to be published by a journal or other publication, we recommend you first ask for the publisher policy regarding works deposited in an institutional repository (or check in the Sherpa/RoMEO database) before removing your work.

That's all the steps. You've finished!