Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository (the Henderson Repository). The Henderson Repository is a free resource of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International ("Sigma").


What is the Henderson Repository and what will I find here?

What are your collection development policies?

Who may submit items to the repository?

What may be submitted to the repository?

Do I have to be a member of Sigma to access items in, or submit items to, the Henderson Repository?

How do I search for items within the repository?

How do I browse the items within the repository?

I have found an item that I would like to read, but I can’t access the full-text. What do I do next?

What are the benefits for a nurse who includes his/her work in the Henderson Repository?

What are the benefits for a school of nursing that has a collection under the DNP Program Projects and/or electronic Theses and Dissertations Communities?

Is there a fee associated with submitting an item to, or establishing a collection in, the repository?

Are the submissions peer-reviewed?

What are your acceptance criteria and author guidelines?

Why should I register with the Henderson Repository?

How do I register with the Henderson Repository?

What information is contained in the "My Profile" tab?

How do I submit an item to the Henderson Repository?

If I submit an item to the repository do I retain copyright?

May I submit an item that has been written by someone else?

Can I remove items once they have been posted in the Henderson Repository?

If my submission is rejected, may I resubmit it, and if so, how do I resubmit?

What is the persistent link referred to as a “handle”?

What is a author page?

What is a checksum, and how is it used?

What is a Creative Commons license?

Do you offer traditional library services such as interlibrary loan and access to proprietary databases?

What are your hours of operation?

How do I become a reviewer for a collection under the Independent Submissions Community?

I donated (or a family member donated) items to the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library (VHL) when the library was physically located at Sigma Headquarters. Where are those items now?

I am a Sigma Chapter officer and I would like to know more about archiving our chapter materials.  Where do I start?

Where are the Sigma archives located?

I would like to add a link to the resource tab located on the Henderson Repository homepage. How do I do that?

Are you the official library/archive for Virginia Henderson?