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DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln

UNL's Institutional Repository
ISSN 2766-1415


  • Collections-- Public Access: More than 125,000 articles, papers, ebooks, documents, presentations, creative activities, master's theses, public-access dissertations, etc. All free to all users. (Alphabetical by department, center, or group)
  • Journals (open-access)
  • UNL Dissertations from ProQuest-UMI: More than 16,000 PhD dissertations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Includes all dissertations 1902-present. Free full-text access from UNL campus connections. Users from outside UNL have free abstracts and 24-page previews, with the option to purchase electronic full-text. This area is managed by ProQuest.
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln users from off-campus connections should proceed directly to the resource you desire; you will be asked to authenticate with your UNL ID number for free download of full-text dissertations from ProQuest. Please remember to log out or close browser when you are done.

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Nebraska Scholarly Commons serves all four University of Nebraska campuses--Kearney, Lincoln, Medical Center, and Omaha:

The "search" box at the left conducts a full-text search of more than 1 million pages; the Advanced search link enables selection of search fields such as title, author, dates, etc.

The repository is a collaborative service of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln libraries. Faculty, researchers, and students associated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are invited to deposit digital materials for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility. For assistance in depositing documents or for more information regarding the Digital Commons, contact Sue Gardner, email , or Linnea Fredrickson, email .

Instructions for would-be self-depositors may be seen at Digital Commons--Information and Tools.

Degree candidates seeking to deposit theses or dissertations should proceed to their department, program, or college (CBA, CEHS) area from the “Collections” page, or check here:

For the Media Commons (graphic materials), see

For the Data Repository, see

Search the Digital Commons Network of more than 675 institutions, with over 4 million items, at