Scholarly Communication Services

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

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

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

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Measuring Research Impact

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

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Author Rights

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?

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Publishing Your Work 

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.

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Open Educational Resources

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.