If you have built castles in the air, Your work need not be lost; That is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them-- Henry David Thoreau, in "Walden"

The Faculty Research and Creative Activity Series collects the research output of Governors State University faculty. We welcome submissions of preprints (working papers), postprints (final accepted manuscripts), conference presentations, and other digitized work. OPUS also showcases multimedia presentations such as artwork (paintings, photography, sculpture, etc.) and multimedia presentations such as documentary film, audio, and nearly anything that can be stored digitally.

The goal of OPUS is to provide open access to scholarly work and to document and preserve the scholarly legacy of Governors State University.

OPUS staff will work with Faculty to determine rights and permissions, and to secure permissions. Please contact us to discuss how we can showcase your work!

Paul Blobaum, Scholarly Communications Librarian

pblobaum@govst.edu or 708-534-4139

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Submissions from 2016

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Leveraging OPUS to Increase Impact of Faculty and Student Research, Paul Blobaum

Submissions from 2015

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OPUS – Open Portal to University Scholarship: Overview of Theses and Capstone Series, Paul M. Blobaum

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Creating, Posting, and Using Open Scholarship: Open Textbooks, Journals, and Scholarly Works in Teaching and Research, Paul M. Blobaum and Sarah Wegley

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Setup for Auto Generation of File URLS Using Google Drive for Batch Load to Digital Commons, Marsha Miles and Paul M. Blobaum

Submissions from 2014

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Brown-Syed, Christopher. “Parents of Invention: The Development of Library Automation Systems in the Late 20th Century”. (Book Review), Paul M. Blobaum

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Not So Fast: Perspectives on the Role of Hospital Librarians in Writing Peer Reviewed Publications and Supporting Scholarly Communications, Paul M. Blobaum

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The Development of Hospital Library Consortia and the Legacy of the Chicago and South Consortium, Paul M. Blobaum

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Evidence Based Interventions for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Systematic Review, Nancy J. MacMullen, Laura A. Dulski, and Paul M. Blobaum

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Vignette: Writing in Transit, Bradley Smith

Submissions from 2013

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Bailey, Charles W., Jr.. “Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works” (Book Review), Paul M. Blobaum

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Blobaum’s Checklist for Review of Journal Quality for Submission of Scholarly Manuscripts, Paul M. Blobaum

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Mapping the Literature of Addictions Treatment, Paul M. Blobaum

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Morgenstern, Bruce Z., (Ed.), “Guidebook for Clerkshop Directors”, 4th Edition. (Book Review), Paul M. Blobaum

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Tricked Into Submission: Health Science Librarian's Role in Fighting Predatory Publishing and Spamferences, Paul M. Blobaum

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A Study of the Journey Metaphor’s Entailments for Framing Learning, Bradley Smith

Submissions from 2012

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Bailey, Charles W., Jr.. “Transforming Scholarly Publishing Through Open Access: A Bibliography” (Book Review), Paul M. Blobaum

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Forte, Eric J., Hartnett, Cassandra J., and Sevetson, Andrea L.. “Fundamentals of Government Information: Mining, Finding Evaluating, and Using Government Resources” (Book Review), Paul M. Blobaum

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Koltay, Tibor. “Abstracts and Abstracting: A Genre and Set of Skills for the Twenty-first Century” (Book Review), Paul M. Blobaum

Submissions from 2011

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Sanctioned Social Workers: Report from Three Studies (Executive Summary), Kim Boland-Prom

Submissions from 2010

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Update: Resources for Supporting the APA Publication Style, Paul M. Blobaum

Submissions from 2009

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Resources for Supporting the APA Publication Style, Paul M. Blobaum

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The Health Sciences Librarian in Medical Education: A Vital Pathways Task Force, Paul M. Blobaum

Submissions from 2008

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Prototypical Thinking of Teachers Regarding Students Labeled With a Disability, Philip Boudreau

Submissions from 2007

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Standard Precautions (Electronic Resource Review), Paul M. Blobaum

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The Hospital Grantsmanship Center: A New Role for Hospital Librarians, Paul M. Blobaum

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Using Digitized Primary Sources from the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection to Enliven Nursing Issues and History Curriculum (multimedia presentation), Catherine Tymkow, Shirley Comer, and Paul M. Blobaum

Submissions from 2006

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Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) (Electronic Resource Review), Paul M. Blobaum

Submissions from 2005

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ACUPA: Exploring the Campus Policy Process (Working Paper), Paul M. Blobaum, T. Michael Ford, Tom Hipchen, and Rodney Petersen

Submissions from 2002

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An Additional Source of Data on Northeastern Illinois Woodlands around the Time of Settlement, Jon Mendelson

Submissions from 1998

Restoration From the Perspective of Recent Forest History, Jon Mendelson

Submissions from 1994

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Age Structure of Trees in Thorn Creek Woods, Jon Mendelson

Submissions from 1992

Carving Up the Woods: Savanna Restoration in Northeastern Illinois, Jon Mendelson, Stephen P. Aultz, and Judith Dolan Mendelson

Submissions from 1975

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Feeding Relationships Among Species of Notropis (Pisces: Cyprinidae) in a Wisconsin Stream, Jon Mendelson