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Touro Scholar

A guide to NYMC's institutional repository Touro Scholar

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What is Touro Scholar?

Touro Scholar is the institutional repository for showcasing the scholarly output of New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College & University System. Its aim is to promote and make widely accessible the research of the Touro community to the public. It is maintained by the New York Medical College Health Sciences Library and the Touro Libraries. 

The repository accepts citations and/or deposited full-text work by faculty, residents, administration, and students, as well as other institution-specifc materials.

Faculty citations from in the annual Touro Faculty Bibliography are automatically included in Touro Scholar, however links or downloadable full text must be submitted by the author.


► Discoverability

Touro Scholar can help you increase the discoverability of your work. All materials in Touro Scholar are fully indexed in search engines like Google and the Digital Commons Network (a discipline-specific search engine). This means that your materials are more easily visible online and appear higher in search results. Touro Scholar currently receives 32,000 downloads per year (and counting). 

► Impact and Statistics

Authors who are in Touro Scholar can receive detailed information about their works. These statistics include:

  • Download counts for each publication
  • Sources of readership by country and by institution
  • Social media statistics

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► Accessibility

You may be able to make a version of your work free to read by anyone online (green open access) in the institutional repository. Not all publishers allow you to post your work online; we can help you to find out what you can legally share. Our librarians can also help answer questions on author rights, copyright, publishing, and permissions. To make a version of your work open access via Touro Scholar, see more information about our assisted deposit service here

► Branding

Digital projects can be customized with individual introductory text, links, banners, images, cover pages, and other options that fit your group. Request a consultation with us for more information. 

Credits: This libguide is based on "ScholarlyCommons" by Kenneth Whitebloom, University of Pennyslvania.