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Cornerstone, a collection of scholarly and creative works

Cornerstone, a collection of scholarly and creative works


Cornerstone showcases the intellectual output of Minnesota State University, Mankato’s faculty, staff and students by preserving their works digitally and presenting them to the world in an easy-to-find format. 

Submitting your work to Cornerstone enhances the impact of your scholarly and creative endeavors.

·        You will be able to quickly and effectively share the results of your research, scholarship and creative pursuits in a variety of formats, including audio files, video, datasets and more.

·        Your work and your expertise will be more visible and accessible to a wider audience.

·        You will find opportunities to build, develop and expand partnerships on campus and at other institutions around the world.

·        You may be able to fulfill certain grant requirements and calls for data management plans.

·        You can create your own academic journal and publish it through Cornerstone.

·        You will raise the profile of the University and your department or division by including your work in Cornerstone.


Cornerstone is the new digital home for all of the University’s intellectual output, including:

·        Electronic theses and dissertations

·        Faculty and staff research

·        Exemplary student research papers and projects

·        Conference posters and presentations

·        Published articles, white papers and more


Minnesota State Mankato is one of a growing number of universities in Minnesota with an institutional repository available to spotlight the work of its faculty, staff and students. Similar repositories are in place at the University of St. Thomas, St. Cloud State University, Macalester as well as other institutions such as Ball State, MIT and Rutgers.


For more information, contact Digital Initiatives Librarian, Heidi Southworth at or 507-389-5066.


Visit Cornerstone to explore the works already in the collection.


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