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Digital Commons Publishing for Students

Information and instructions for students who would like to add their work to the HU Digital Commons Repository.


Digital Commons is Harrisburg University's research repository

It is a showcase for student dissertations, theses, projects, and other notable work by faculty, students, and staff.

Students and faculty can publish their original work in Digital Commons, or link to work that has been published in journal articles, conference proceedings, and other external publishers.

Included in this guide:

  • How to access Digital Commons
  • How to create an account and submit your work
  • Digital Commons Author Agreement
  • How to search Digital Commons for research

Why submit your work to Digital Commons?

  • Build your reputation.
  • Share your work on resumes, job applications, and professional networks.
  • Your work will be indexed in Google & Google Scholar.
  • Discover connections with other scholars in your field.
  • Track how often your work is viewed.
  • Showcase HU's scholarship, impact, and talent.

Research in Digital Commons

Digital Commons is a powerful research tool.  Use the searchbox below to search by keyword.

Advanced Search

You can also browse by collection, author, discipline, to discover research from Harrisburg University.  

Search "in this repository" to find research from HU authors.  Selecting "across all repositories" will help you  find research from other institutions around the world.

We look forward to seeing your projects, thesis, and other publications added to the HU Digital Commons!