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Institutional Repository: ScholarsCommons

This guide describes what an institutional repository is, how it benefits the university community, and its function.

About ScholarsCommons


ScholarsCommons is FGCU's portal for showcasing scholarship, expertise, and activities by our community of scholars. ScholarsCommons aids in the transmission of knowledge by allowing the public to have a window into our community and its work.

New! Add your scholarship to Interfolio with these step-by-step instructions!


The FGCU institutional repository, ScholarsCommons collects unique scholarly content produced by the FGCU community. Our current collection includes FGCU theses and dissertations dating back to 2001 and a growing collection of scholarship and research from campus institutes and departments. ScholarsCommons accommodates both born-digital materials and items that have been converted to digital, including text, images, audio, video, 3D data, and will add other formats as they become relevant in the future.

Faculty can deposit their research and scholarship (either via linked citations or files) into their respective faculty profiles by signing into ScholarsCommons. Deposits can include: 

  • Peer-reviewed publications (journal articles or book chapters) 
  • Research materials 
  • Curriculum materials (course syllabi, multimedia instruction, etc.) 
  • Conference papers 
  • Research posters 
  • Music scores 
  • Performances 
  • Capstone projects 

For step-by-step instructions on how to add your work, please refer to the ScholarsCommons User Guide. If you have any questions about what works are appropriate for deposit/permitted by copyright in ScholarsCommons, please contact Research Systems & Applications Librarian Kaleena Rivera at