MSU Libraries offers a great way to share your research . . . record your presentation, finalize your poster, finish your paper, and share them with the world via Scholars Junction, MSU's institutional repository.
Once you upload your work and it's been approved, you will receive a unique URL and you can share your link wherever you want. Scholars Junction provides free access to anyone, so share your work far and wide to get the largest possible audience.
For scholars with external funding, sharing your work and/or data through Scholars Junctionwill fulfill most funders' requirements for public access.
It's easy to get started . . .
There are several ways to contribute your work to Scholars Junction.
If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.
Once you have logged in, the Submissions link will appear in the sidebar under "My Account". Click this link to begin.
On the first screen, you will be asked to select a collection from a dropdown menu. If the suitable collection does not exist, contact us and we will create one.
The next screen asks you to describe your submission. Provide as much information as possible; the more thorough you can be, the easier it will be for researchers and the general public to find your work.
The third screen asks you to describe how the item is related to MSU. Enter any and all colleges, departments or schools, research centers or laboratories, offices, or other units to which the item relates. For example, an article co-authored by an anthropology professor and a researcher at the Social Science Research Center would require the following:
The next screen will allow you to upload your material. An "item" in the IR can contain multiple files; for example, when you deposit a dataset, you can also include a ReadMe file with usage instructions.