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Jefferson Digital Commons

This guide describes what the Jefferson Digital Commons is and how Jefferson students, staff, and faculty can use it.

What is the Jefferson Digital Commons?

The Jefferson Digital Commons, or JDC, is Jefferson's open access institutional repository. It is a free service of the Academic Commons that helps you share your scholarly work with the world. All Jefferson faculty, staff, researchers, and students are able to contribute.

As of 2021, the Jefferson Digital Commons repository has:

  • 22,000+ items and over 6 Million downloads
  • been used by 59,000 institutions from more than 230 countries and territories

Join the growing number of Jefferson authors who have their work freely available online!

Have questions about the JDC? Contact the Special Collections and Digital Services Librarian, Kelsey Duinkerken,, or 215.503.3123.

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