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Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works

Learn more about Cornerstone, the institutional repository for Minnesota State University, Mankato

Scholar Profiles (AKA SelectedWorks)

Showcase Your Scholarship

Expand Your Readership

Measure Your Impact

Scholar Profiles (previously known as SelectedWorks) is a web-based academic service available to faculty and staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Scholar Profiles allows for the construction of individual profile pages that can then highlight publications, creative works, and performances.

Why use the Scholar Profiles service?

  • Showcase research and creative works.  The Scholar Profiles allows faculty to highlight their research on easily created and updated pages. Scholarship hosted in Scholar Profiles ranks high in search engine results, which makes them easy to discover by researchers.  A simple to implement “follow” feature allows readers to know about newly added content.
  • Track usage and readership.  The Author Dashboard is a personalized reporting tool within Scholar Profiles for faculty with works published in Cornerstone or Scholar Profiles. As authors, faculty can access a dashboard to view up-to-date download information for every work published, as well as global insights into the sources of that readership.
  • Support for tenure and promotion applications.  Readership and usage metrics can be shared with tenure review and promotion committees to demonstrate scholarship impact.
  • Highlight expertise and University experts.  Scholar Profiles can be used to promote faculty and their expertise to media outlets through the Expert Gallery at
  • Profile creation support from Library Services. Library Services is available to build your online scholarly presence.

Scholar Profiles FAQ

  • Is there a fee for this service?  No, this service is free to Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty and staff.  

  • Who can help me build my profile?  Contact the Digital Initiatives Librarian, Heidi Southworth, by emailing or by phone at 507-389-5066. 

  • Can I build my own profile?  Yes, you can create an account and work on your profile if you want.  But remember, Heidi  is available to help you build your profile. 

  • I forgot my log in or password.  Your mnsu email is your log in.  You can reset your password by doing the following: 

  1. Go to

  2. Enter your email

  3. Click  on Forgot your password?

  4. On the next screen, you will re-enter your email and click reset

  5. You should receive an email that will allow you to reset your password.

  6. If you did not receive an email, contact Heidi Southworth at

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