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Open Access

Learn about open access, its significance, and how UChicago Library supports it.

About Knowledge@UChicago

To support open access of scholarship, the University of Chicago offers Knowledge@UChicago, an institutional repository where faculty, students, and staff can share and preserve their scholarly and creative work. It is a service supported by the Library and IT Services at the University of Chicago. Knowledge@UChicago logo

Making work available to others through Knowlege@UChicago has multiple benefits, including:

  • enhanced exposure and discoverability of your work
  • improved accessibility to a wider audience of readers, including those without journal subscriptions
  • assignment of a DOI (digital object identifier) to your work, a unique string that serves as a persistent link  
  • compliance with funder requirements for open access to your research 
  • preservation managed by the Library


Adding Content to Knowledge@UChicago

We invite you to deposit any scholarly, creative, or teaching work that you have the copyright to, or the right to deposit. Deposited content may include, but is not limited to: 

  • articles
  • book chapters
  • conference presentations
  • data sets
  • dissertations
  • working papers
  • preprints

Before you deposit, review the Knowledge@UChicago policies and contact the Library with any questions. This figure captures the simple deposit process, but the Library is available to assist users as they add content to Knowledge@UChicago

In 2019, the University of Chicago will be moving to a new repository platform that will make it even more simple for users to deposit their scholarly and creative works. Stay tuned for updates.