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ScholarlyCommons

This guide will help you to become more familiar with Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons, and the various services provided by the ScholarlyCommons team.

Digital Projects

The ScholarlyCommons team assists departments, centers, classes, individual faculty members, staff, and other Penn-related groups in setting up spaces for project materials related to course work, research, teaching, and departmental activities. The types of materials we host include posters, images, presentations, videos, conference proceedings, books, working papers, 3D models, and other publications. Even if your project may not be a good fit for ScholarlyCommons, we may be able to still point you in the right direction and to other resources on and off campus. We can also provide guidance on digital scholarship, scholarly publishing, scholarly communication, copyright, data management, and more.

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Featured Digital Projects

Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative

Penn Wharton PPI publishes Issue Briefs tackling concerns that are varied but share one common thread: they are central to the economic health of the nation and the American people. These are nonpartisan, knowledge-driven documents written by Wharton and Penn faculty in their specific areas of expertise.

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Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP)

The Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP) is a research group at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice in Philadelphia. We began in 1994 to ask questions and develop methods to explore the impact of the arts and culture on community life. Our research focuses on the relationship of the arts to community change, with a particular interest in strategies for neighborhood revitalization, social inclusion, and community wellbeing. SIAP uses to ScholarlyCommons archive and publish working papers, reports, presentations, and other types of scholarly content.

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Penn Social Norms Group

The Penn Social Norms Group, based out of the Department of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, offers training and consulting on understanding, measuring and changing social norms. PennSONG uses ScholarlyCommons to showcase their scholarship, including journal articles, working papers, book chapters, and other materials. 

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Videos

Guided by the vision of its founder, Lawrence J. Schoenberg, the mission of SIMS at Penn is to bring manuscript culture, modern technology and people together to bring access to and understanding of our cultural heritage locally and around the world.

TTCSP Global Go To Think Tank Index Reports

The Global Go To Think Tank Index is the result of an international survey of over 1,950 scholars, public and private donors, policy makers, and journalists who helped rank more than 6,500 think tanks using a set of 18 criteria developed by the TTCSP.

Undergraduate Humanities Forum

Penn undergraduate students participate in the Wolf Humanities Center (formerly the Penn Humanities Forum) through an annual research fellowship program. Approximately twelve Wolf Undergraduate Research Fellowships are awarded competitively each year to promote excellence in undergraduate research in the humanities and to cultivate the importance of humanistic thought across disciplines and schools at Penn.

Weigle Information Commons’ New Media Showcase Posters

The Weigle Information Commons’ New Media Showcase features student projects through coursework as well as open contests and research forums. Student posters in the Showcase range from courses in Social Work, Urban Studies, and the History & Sociology of Science, in addition to exemplary posters from programs such as the CURF Undergraduate Research Symposium and the McNair Scholars Program.  

The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)

The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD) is an online repository of datasets compiled by historians of early North America. MEAD preserves and makes available these datasets in their original format and as comma-separated-value files (.csv). Each body of data is also accompanied by a codebook.  MEAD provides sweet, intoxicating data for your investigations of early North America and the Atlantic World. 

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Submit to ScholarlyCommons

Make your works discoverable through ScholarlyCommons, Penn's openly accessible institutional repository. Take advantage of Faculty Assisted Submission by sending us your CV or list of publications (faculty only), submit materials yourself, or set up a consultation to discuss your digital project. 

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