About UNI ScholarWorks

UNI ScholarWorks is a collection of services designed to capture and showcase all research, creative, and scholarly output by the University of Northern Iowa community by bringing it all together under one umbrella, with the aim to preserve and provide access to that research. These services include:

  • Identifying and making available via the UNI ScholarWorks web site documents and files produced by the faculty, research groups, and students of University of Northern Iowa
  • Distribution of regular reports that provide data on the impact and usage of faculty publications
  • Access to simple and inexpensive electronic publishing of original series, journals, and monographs
  • Promotion of research efforts via a searchable database, reports to key administrators and stakeholders, and coordination with other research recognition activities
  • Creation of UNI SelectedWorks pages which highlight the scholarly accomplishments of each individual faculty member

Why Contribute?

Posting a document provides faculty, staff, and students many advantages:

  • Where you publish makes a difference – studies have shown that open access articles have more views/downloads than non-open access articles. Open access articles tend to be more frequently used and cited, therefore research has higher impact.
  • Enhances professional visibility and impact through broader dissemination and increased use of research
  • More citations to and downloads of Works
  • Supports graduate scholarship by providing public access to theses and dissertations
  • Provides a quick, effortless, and inexpensive method of sharing research
  • Helps remove the significant access barriers to research and publicly funded scholarship
  • Provides substantial support of University of Northern Iowa’s scholarly communication efforts by facilitating the entire publishing and dissemination process
  • Gives researchers information on how often their works are being used through monthly download reports

For assistance in using the UNI ScholarWorks services or to learn more about the project, please contact:

UNI ScholarWorks
Rod Library
319-273-3739