Library:Circle/Why Use cIRcle

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Why use cIRcle?

With all content in cIRcle being indexed by web search engines like Google and Google Scholar, cIRcle enhances the global reach of and accessibility to UBC research. In fact, did you know cIRcle enables UBC researchers to comply with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications? For details, visit Scholarly Communications Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.

Offering a number of services to help you manage and enhance your scholarly profile, cIRcle provides three major repository benefits as follows:

  • We will work with you to get your materials submitted and take care of indexing to make them easily findable.

  • cIRcle content is indexed by high-profile search engines such as Google as well as academically focused search engines and collections such as Google Scholar, OAIster and CARL making it quick and easy for scholars and others to find your work.


  • We strive to maintain your work over the long term. And we won't change URLs every time there's a webpage redesign - the links to your materials will remain the same over time.

Need more reasons? Read about how contributing to cIRcle supports Open Access and Granting Agency Mandates, or visit our Who's using cIRcle? page to see what others are saying about the benefits of using cIRcle.

Want to learn more about how to deposit your work in cIRcle? Visit our Submissions page to learn more or or contact cIRcle staff.