Archiving your scholarly publications in CSUSB ScholarWorks is easy! Think of it as two steps:
GRAD STUDENTS SUBMITTING MASTERS THESES/PROJECTS OR DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS! Please see instead our Guide for ScholarWorks: Submitting your thesis, project, or dissertation
In CSUSB ScholarWorks, click the My Account tab.
You will be prompted to login. But first, you will need to sign up for a CSUSB ScholarWorks account.
TIP: Using your MyCoyote login will NOT work!
Fill out the form that appears. You can use either your CSUSB email account or a personal email account.
DON'T create multiple ScholarWorks accounts with different email addresses! Your email address is what ScholarWorks uses to collate all your publications.
When you click the Create Account button, you will get an Account Activation message, telling you to open your confirmation email:
Jump over to your email account and find the confirmation message. TIP: The sender will be email@example.com and the subject will be Confirm Your Account.
Open the message, and click the Confirm Account button, as shown here:
Once you confirm your account, you are ready to go.
TIP: Don't create multiple accounts with different email addresses! Internally, ScholarWorks collates an author's work based on their email address, which the system uses as a unique identifier. If you think you might already have a ScholarWorks account, use the "Forgot you password" option to reclaim the account.
In CSUSB ScholarWorks, navigate to area where your work should be posted. Typically that will be your department's section, in under Faculty Publications.
From the main page of ScholarWorks, under "Browse..." choose the link Department, Program, or Office.
Find your department on the list, and look for its "Faculty Publications" link.
Click the "Submit Research" link in the sidebar:
You'll prompted to login to ScholarWorks if you haven't already.
Then you'll see the submission form. The only data fields that are required are Title, Author, Document Type, and Publication Date; everything else is optional. Use only the fields that are appropriate for your document type. For example, a book chapter would need the Book Title, Publisher, City, and Editor, but a journal article would not.
You will automatically be listed as the author. To add a co-author, click the green plus mark.
TIP: If your co-author is also on CSUSB ScholarWorks, type their email address to automatically fill in their data.
Please, be sure to include an abstract and any keywords that may increase discoverability of your article!
At the bottom of the form is the option to upload your file. In most cases, you will be choosing a file from your own computer.
If you need to include supporting materials, such as spreadsheets, data files, or images, then check the option for additional files. You will have the opportunity to upload these after you submit your main file. All files will be collated together on a single record for easy access.
Click Submit, and you're done.
You'll get a confirmation email that your item has been submitted. The system will notify ScholarWorks administrators, who will review your submission for copyright compliance and for correct metadata. We may come back to you with questions, so please be patient!
Once your submission has been posted, the system will send you a notification email.