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Digital Commons


The Digital Commons expands the worldwide impact of faculty research by optimizing search engine discovery, providing usage statistics, and enabling easy, legal downloads of copyrighted materials. Functioning as an online archive of scholarship and creative works, the Digital Commons organizes content by collections, disciplines, and authors.

Faculty Research

Biola faculty research published since 2000 is indexed in the Digital Commons to enhance its discovery in search engines (including Google). Browse by Author or view collections of Faculty Articles & Research or Faculty Books & Book Chapters. Faculty can submit previously published, peer-reviewed articles to be included in the Digital Commons as full-text downloads (as permitted by most journals) to expand the worldwide impact of their research.

Conferences and Department Resources

The Digital Commons can feature scholarship from a conference or academic department for easy full-text download of papers and proceedings. The Conservatory of Music and Nursing Department are using Digital Commons to feature special collections.

Journal Publishing

Faculty in Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Talbot School of Theology (Feinburg), and School of Education are using the Digital Commons to publish peer-reviewed journals. Open access journals allow free downloads of articles to increase the worldwide readership and impact within the discipline. Additional journals are welcome!

Open Educational Resources & Books

Faculty can publish open textbooks in the Digital Commons, whether they adapt an existing open textbook or develop an entirely new one. Library support is available to help interested faculty navigate the world of Creative Commons licensed materials and develop new, free materials to support student affordability and advance scholarship.