TopSCHOLAR gets global recognition

Laurel Wilson

WKU Libraries’ TopSCHOLAR database ranks in the top 4 percent of universities worldwide and the top 6 percent within the U.S.

TopSCHOLAR is Kentucky’s first open access database, and it showcases scholarly work of WKU faculty, staff and students, including graduate papers, creative writing and electronic journals, according to a university news release.

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, the largest public research body in Spain, recently ranked thousands of university databases both worldwide and in the U.S. based on size, visibility, rich files and Google Scholar, according to the release.

CSIC ranked TopSCHOLAR 490 out of 12,000 universities worldwide and 185 out of 3,026 institutions in the U.S., according to the release.