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Institutional Repository Guide: Start Here

A guide to the University of Alabama's Institutional Repository. What it is, the services provided, and how to use it.

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Institutional Repository Librarian

About the University of Alabama's Institutional Repository (IR)

The Institutional Repository (IR) is a platform for collecting, preserving, and distributing the scholarly, research, and creative works produced by The University of Alabama community. Repositories are important tools for preserving an organization's legacy; they facilitate long-term digital preservation and scholarly communication. 

The University of Alabama’s Institutional Repository supports and supplements academic publishing and scholarly communication via a searchable, open access, web-based publishing platform for:

  • Scholarly Articles
  • Working Papers
  • Creative Works
  • Presentations
  • Research Data
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Project Reports
  • Center Publications
  • Data Sets

Open Access General Information and Resources

To Submit a Paper

1. Register for an account

2. Click Submissions and Start a New Submission

3. Select your department or affiliation

4. Enter your coauthors, title, and keywords

5. Upload your document