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How Do I?: Search USMA Digital Commons

Select Search/Browse Category for Instructions:

To browse by academic department, research center, or other research unit:

1. Go to: https://digitalcommons.usmalibrary.org/

 

 

2. Click the “Advanced Search” button on the left sidebar menu. 

 

 

3. Change the search box dropdown selection to “Subject”.

 

 

4. Type the research unit name EXACTLY as it is listed in the USMA Digital Commons submission form, encasing it in quotes.

 

 

5. Provide date range, if necessary. 

 

6. Set “Limit search to:” option to “USMA Digital Commons”.

 

 

7. Set “Sort by:” option to “Publication Date”, if preferred.

 

8. Set “Format:” option to links (if you wish to interact with the results as a webpage).   

 

As an alternative technique for academic departments only, proceed as follows:

1. Go to: https://digitalcommons.usmalibrary.org/

 

10. Click the “Collections” button on the left sidebar menu.

 

11. Navigate to the appropriate research unit in the center of the webpage and click the expand ("+" symbol). 

 

12. Locate and click on the button labeled, “Entire Corpus of Works”. 

 

13. The resulting webpage should contain a list sorted by date of all works in USMA Digital Commons associated with the selected department/research unit. 

 

To browse for works by a specific USMA author:

1. Go to: https://digitalcommons.usmalibrary.org/

 

 

2. Click the “Authors” button on the left sidebar menu. 

 

3. Locate and click on the appropriate author name

4. The resulting webpage should contain a list sorted by date of all works in USMA Digital Commons associated with the selected author. 

5. Note that in some cases there may be more than one name listed (differing variations) for a single author.  Removing such duplicates is an ongoing process and the Library makes every effort to correct author name issues as they appear. Feel free to notify the Library at nicholas.olijnyk@westpoint.edu if you experience an issue with author name duplication. Submitting authors are encouraged to submit their works under their preferred name in a consistent manner, despite how their name is listed by the publisher. 

 

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