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What is Bronco Scholar?
Bronco Scholar is Cal Poly Pomona's institutional repository. Bronco Scholar is intended to provide persistent and reliable access to scholarly and creative outputs of Cal Poly Pomona faculty, staff, and students and is an initiative of the University Library. The digital content housed in this repository is accessible, durable, and permanent. It is intended to support instruction, research, scholarship, and creative activities of those associated with Cal Poly Pomona.
Why deposit in Bronco Scholar?
Long-Term Preservation
Research materials deposited in Bronco Scholar are stored for long-term preservation by the University Library. Digital content in Bronco Scholar is assigned a unique identifier that can be used for persistent, reliable access to research output by students and faculty at CPP.

Impact of Scholarship
Digital content in Bronco Scholar is regularly indexed by Google Scholar, freely available to anyone with an Internet connection, and accessible from anywhere in the world. Depositing materials in a multidisciplinary repository such as Bronco Scholar heightens the visibility of your content by colleagues, collaborators, and other researchers.

Open Access
Students, faculty, and researchers increasingly expect information resources to be freely available on the Internet. Depositing materials in Bronco Scholar contributes to the online availability of research output and increases the global accessibility to scholarship at CPP.

What materials can be submitted to Bronco Scholar?
Bronco Scholar highlights the research activity, creative output, and scholarship of students and faculty at CPP. Materials eligible for deposit include:
  • Student theses and dissertations
  • Undergraduate research including presentations, posters, research papers, etc., which have been sponsored by a faculty mentor
  • Journal articles and essays
  • Learning objects and materials
  • Conference proceedings, papers, and presentations
  • Grant-funded research reports and data sets with open access requirements
How can I deposit my work in Bronco Scholar?

If you're an undergraduate student interested in depositing student research papers and projects in Bronco Scholar, you'll need to get permission from your faculty advisor on the project. Once you've obtained permission, you should request a login for Bronco Scholar using the following instructions: Getting a Login for Bronco Scholar.

If you're a faculty member interested in depositing learning objects in Bronco Scholar or setting up a faculty profile, please request a login for Bronco Scholar using the following instructions: Getting a Login for Bronco Scholar. Or, if you'd like us to mediate deposit or help with copyright clearance, email broncoscholar@cpp.edu and we'll be in touch.

Can I post related files (sound clips, data sets, etc.) alongside a thesis or research article?
Supplemental materials related to a thesis, research article, and other research output deposited in Bronco Scholar can be included in one submission. At the Upload stage of the submission process, click upload file and add another to include multiple files in your deposit.
What file types are accepted?
Bronco Scholar accepts most file formats.
Can I deposit published work in Bronco Scholar?
If you are interested in depositing a published work in Bronco Scholar, be sure to review the publisher copyright and self-archiving policies. SHERPA/RoMEO provides a searchable database of policies by publisher name, journal title, or ISSN. The University Library can also assist in identifying publisher copyright and self-archiving policies. Email us at broncoscholar@cpp.edu.
Where can I learn more about copyright?
More information on copyright and authors rights is available the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. For information on copyright protection, registration, and other general issues visit the United States Copyright FAQ.
Can I search Bronco Scholar? How do I find content deposited in Bronco Scholar?
Digital content in Bronco Scholar can be located by keyword search or browsing. Use the Search box in the upper left corner for keyword searching or browse content by author name, subject, date, and submission type (e.g. thesis, poster, presentation, etc.) using the left Discover navigation bar.
Does my Bronco Scholar content show up in Google Scholar?
Google Scholar will index content from Bronco Scholar on a regular basis. As long as your file is created pursuant to the guidelines for indexing in Google Scholar, your content should appear in Google Scholar as well as Bronco Scholar.
Why would I deposit my learning object in Bronco Scholar and not Merlot?
It is advantageous for you to deposit your learning objects both in Bronco Scholar and Merlot. Merlot provides links to learning objects and materials on external sites and therefore does not provide hosting of your content; Bronco Scholar provides hosting for content. You could conceivably load your content to Bronco Scholar and link to the Bronco Scholar content from Merlot.
Who do I contact for more information?
Bronco Scholar is maintained by the University Library at Cal Poly Pomona. Can't find what you're looking for or need further assistance? Email us at broncoscholar@cpp.edu.

Contact Information

Can't find what you're looking for or need further assistance? Email us at broncoscholar@cpp.edu. Bronco Scholar is maintained by the University Library at Cal Poly Pomona.

University Library
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona CA 91768
Phone: 909-869-3074
Email: broncoscholar@cpp.edu

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