From the Associate Dean for Research

Nicole Kong, Ph.D.

Nicole Kong, Ph.D.

At Libraries, we support and promote the Research Excellence Areas in Libraries (REALs) as well as support the campus’ research in research data management, research impact analysis, open access publishing, and other Libraries scholarly resources. Purdue Libraries faculty and research staff members collaborate with colleagues within Purdue or across universities to apply library science principles to the management of information and data. They are research and educational partners in the integration of information in learning and research projects.

The research expertise at Purdue Libraries include information literacy studies, evidence synthesis, research data management, as well as information studies in various disciplines including digital humanities, geospatial information, archival studies, open science, etc. Purdue Libraries promotes interdisciplinary collaborations with the emphasis of information integration in various research and learning opportunities. Below are the links to the four Research Excellence Areas in Libraries (REALs). We hope you enjoy exploring the information. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in growing our research together.

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Research Excellence Areas in Libraries

Purdue Libraries Research expertise is organized around the following four areas. The Libraries Research Council consists of the leaders of each REAL group.

Research & Support at Libraries

Purdue University Research Repository (PURR)

An online, collaboration and data-sharing platform to support Purdue researchers and collaborators providing guidance and consultations at all stages of research

visit purr

Scholarly Resources

Access to the latest scholarly journals, print and electronic books, databases, streaming videos, and government documents

visit open access

Open Access Publishing Partnerships

Opportunities for Purdue authors to publish their articles as open access in scholarly journals with major publishers at no cost to them

visit open access

Office of Undergraduate Research

A central resource to promote and expand experiential learning for undergraduate students through research experiences with skilled research mentors

visit our

Copyright Office

Provides information and guidance on using copyrighted works for teaching and research, as well as advising on the creation and ownership of copyrighted works

visit uco

Archives and Special Collections

Support the discovery, learning, and engagement by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available distinctive collections of archives, manuscripts, and rare books

visit asc

GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Integrating geospatial information and spatial analysis into your research, teaching, and outreach

visit gis

Purdue Press

The Press publishes 25 new books and 16 journals each year in addition to offering a wide array of scholarly publishing services to campus that align with the university’s priorities.

visit pup