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Scholar Commons is the Institutional Repository of the University of South Carolina. Hosted by the University Libraries, Scholar Commons allows USC researchers to archive and share their scholarly output such as dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, presentations, and conference papers. The repository hosts cultural and historic content of the University, including departmental reports and newspapers. Scholar Commons makes seven journals openly available to anyone in the world.
Sharing your work openly allows anyone, anywhere to access your research, even if they don't have access to paywalled content through a personal or library subscription. Making quality research freely available helps to advance science and society.
Using Scholar Commons can benefit researchers by:
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Visit Scholar Commons to start sharing your works or to access freely available research from USC faculty and students.
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