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


Materials in ScholarlyCommons reach a worldwide audience of researchers through its strong integration with leading search engines like Google and Google Scholar. Since its launch in 2004, ScholarlyCommons has grown to include more than 34,000 works from dozens of Penn schools, research centers, and institutes. As of January 2017, ScholarlyCommons has received more than 13.8 million downloads all-time and more than 2 million downloads annually.

ScholarlyCommons Monthly Downloads (July 2004 - January 2017(

Worldwide Readership Map

The map below depicts repository downloads in real time. Did you know that collection administrators can embed customized readership maps like this one on their repository homepage or on an external site? Contact us to find out how.


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Image courtesy Niklas Wikström via CC BY-NC 2.0 license.


Submit to ScholarlyCommons

Make your works discoverable through ScholarlyCommons, Penn's openly accessible institutional repository. Submit materials yourself, or set up a consultation to discuss your digital project. 

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If you'd like more information about Scholarly Commons, please click on the button below to fill out a form.  We'd be happy to answer your questions or set up a consultation.