Maryland Shared Open Access Repository

MD-SOAR is a shared digital repository platform for eleven colleges and universities in Maryland. It is currently funded by the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium ( and other participating partner institutions. MD-SOAR is jointly governed by all participating libraries, who have agreed to share policies and practices that are necessary and appropriate for the shared platform. Within this broad framework, each library provides customized repository services and collections that meet local institutional needs. Please follow the links below to learn more about each library's repository services and collections.

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  • The relationship between power and decision making 

    Blandford, Julie M. (2018-12-14)
    Perceived power affects individual action across all social settings. Higher power individuals have a greater tendency to influence others and make more confident and risky decisions. This study investigates how un-manipulated, ...
  • Cyber-bullying: The correlation between age and cyber-bullying 

    Bryce, Madison; Carty, Taylor; Bradshaw, Tyler; Sorohan, Emma (2018-12-14)
    The purpose of this study was to research and evaluate the trends in cyber-bullying as it relates to age. Researchers gathered the findings by posting a link to a survey on multiple social media platforms. Researchers ...
  • Conspiracies: A look into the Denver International Airport and beyond 

    Sharkey, Emily; Twilley-Webster, Paige; Jones, Fisher; Barry, John (2018-12-14)
    There are many ideas that surround some of the most important events and places that shape the culture of not only America, but the world. In the case of this study, we investigated one of the most intriguing conspiracies ...
  • Sports scandals 

    Meredith, Alec; Higgins, Emily; Netter, Sam; Beisser, Adam (2018-12-14)
    The purpose of this study was to research and evaluate trends in sports scandals and illegal activity amongst college athletes. Through the method of studying court case outcomes, and through observing news reports and ...
  • The effects of social media on undergraduate students 

    Blain, Charlotte; Callahan, Benjamin; Birchfield, Jacob; Cashen, Brendan (2018-12-14)
    Understanding the correlation between social media usage in undergraduate students of varying class statuses (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior) and academic performance is extremely important. Data was gathered by ...

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