Touro Scholar is an open access 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 preserve the research and scholarship of the Touro community to the public. It is maintained by the New York Medical College Health Sciences library and the Touro libraries.
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 discoverable online and appear higher in search results. Touro Scholar currently receives 32,000 downloads per year (and counting).
Each item in Touro Scholar is stamped with a customized cover page containing recommended citations and other information that ensures authors get credit for their work.
Authors who are in Touro Scholar can receive detailed information about their works. These statistics include:
Materials will remain in Touro Scholar indefinitely, with emphasis on continued accessibility. Touro Scholar provides permanent URLs for each work in the repository, which means you can link to your works on your departmental website, CV, personal website, and academic social media sites without having to worry about dead links or 404s.
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.
Collections can be customized with individual introductory text, links, banners, images, cover pages, and other options that fit your group. Journal and conference series can be further customized with unique site designs and peer review workflows. Request a consultation with us for more information.
Credits: This libguide is based on "ScholarlyCommons" by Kenneth Whitebloom, University of Pennyslvania.