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Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication refers to the cycle in which researchers and authors create, evaluate, disseminate, publish, and preserve
new knowledge.

The CMU Libraries provides support in navigating the evolving environment of scholarly research and publishing. Our services help CMU’s faculty and student scholars use, create, and publish scholarship in ways that promote its dissemination, accessibility, and impact.

We encourage the CMU research community to explore our resources and
connect with us about all aspects of scholarly communication support.


Teaching Support
Understanding how to use copyrighted materials in your research and teaching is essential. It is also important to know about fair use, and when and how to ask for permission from copyright holders.

Learn how to quantify the impact your research is having through citation counts, journal impact, and altmetrics.

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What copyrights do you hold as an author, when your work is first created and when it is published? And how can you retain those rights?

Using Library Resources

As a researcher you want to publish your findings where they will have the greatest impact. The library can help you identify the best journals for your work, and explain the significance of open access publications.


Research Support

OER are teaching and learning resources residing in the public domain and freely available for re-use by others. Learn how to find and utilize these increasingly popular resources.