About OPUS

OPUS (Open Portal to University Scholarship) brings together all of the University’s contributions to knowledge and creative arts together in one place, with the mission to provide access to the University’s output to the public world wide and to preserve it for future generations. The University Library is pleased to offer this service to support the teaching, research, and service mission of Governors State University.

OPUS showcases faculty work such as peer reviewed journal articles, working papers, presentations, and creative works; and also showcases student work such as theses, capstone projects and papers, newspapers, and other publications and creative works. OPUS also hosts materials and publications that document the university’s history, such as commencement programs, catalogs, meeting minutes, photographs, and newsletters.

The University Library welcomes contributions from the GSU community. Please contact us to discuss your ideas for increasing the OPUS collection and engagement with the greater community.

OPUS is hosted on the Digital Commons institutional repository platform from Bepress, Berkeley, California. A growing number of libraries and other institutions are developing repositories to support the research, teaching and service missions of their institutions. For a directory and search interface to search digital collections in the CARLI Consortium (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) go to digitalcommon@CARLI.

Unless otherwise stated, materials are made available by the University Library under Copyright Law and are posted through non-exclusive licenses of the author or authors to the University Library for use under the Fair Use provisions of the United States Code, Title 17, Section 107. If OPUS materials are used in other works, acknowledgement and appropriate citation is requested and appreciated.

To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit our IR research page.

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