About Us

The MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) Institutional Repository is the University’s digital repository: an openly-accessible collection of indexed, full-text scholarly materials created by MNU faculty, staff, students, and alumni. It also contains materials from the University Archives.

The Repository adheres to the principles of open access publishing, in which the materials it contains are freely available to any interested researcher, scholar, or other party, without paywall access restrictions or subscription fees. As access is provided through the Internet, researchers and scholars from anywhere in the world may access the materials contained within the MNU Institutional Repository. In this way, the MNU Institutional Repository is designed to: (1) increase discovery of research by allowing indexing by Google and other major Internet search engines, (2) make important research and historical items available to a wider audience, and (3) help assure the long-term preservation of the University’s scholarship.

The Repository’s materials encompass a broad scope of scholarly output. The following academic disciplines are represented: Athletic Training, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, English and Communications, Fine and Performing Arts, Mathematics, Ministry and Religion, Music, Nursing, Physics, Psychology, and Sociology. The scholarly materials in the MNU Institutional Repository also take many forms: articles, audio files, conference proceedings, data files, musical scores, performances, posters, presentations, research papers (published and unpublished), slide presentations, theses and dissertations, and video files. Finally, the scholarly materials contained within the Repository have been created and produced by a broad range of scholars: University faculty, staff, students (undergraduate and graduate), and alumni.

The MNU Institutional Repository is maintained by Mabee Library and the MNU Marketing Department, and is hosted by the Church of the Nazarene, using the publishing platform that supports the Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library. All questions relating to the Repository may be directed to library@mnu.edu.