Getting Started with MacSphere


Getting Started with MacSphere

Why Use MacSphere?

Why Use MacSphere?

Making submissions to MacSphere is quick, easy and accessible by using your MAC ID . Benefits of using MacSphere include making research:

Visible

Content in MacSphere is indexed in search engines such as Google and Google Scholar which exposes McMaster research to a worldwide audience.

  • Global reach and search engine accessibility may transfer to higher impact or citation rates for authors.

MacSphere complies with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications and with Open Archives Initiatives (OAI) standards.

  • Enchances the searchability and visibility of materials freely available online.

Permanent

MacSphere aims to provide long-term preservation of, and accessibility to, institutional materials and publications.

  • Automatically generates a persistent identifier or "handle" that will migrate to new systems or hardware allowing for the materials to be cited with confidence.

Who's Using MacSphere?

Who's Using MacSphere?

MacSphere's content is organized by communities and collections highlighting departments, faculties, institutes and events associated with McMaster University. There are currently over 16,500 materials available through MacSphere.

  • Statistical information can be viewed for individual materials at the bottom of each record.

Contribute to MacSphere

Contribute to MacSphere

To contribute to McMaster's Institutional Repository, please sign on to MacSphere with your MAC ID. Click "Start a New Submission" and select the collection in which you would like to make your submission. If you do not see the appropriate collection, or if you have any other questions about the submission process, please contact the Office of Scholarly Communication.

Students wishing to deposit their PhD or Masters thesis, please follow the instructions outlined by the School of Graduate Studies.

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