6. Institutional Repositories

Institutional Repositories

An institutional repository is an online location for collecting, preserving and disseminating - in digital form - the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution. Repositories typically include materials such as research journal articles, before (pre-prints) and after (post-prints) undergoing peer review, and digital versions of theses and dissertations. Therefore, institutional repositories are a valuable source for keeping up to date with the latest developments in any research field across the globe.

With the development of open access publishing, institutional repositories are becoming increasingly important to the international research community. New meta search tools have been thereby developed to enable researchers to retrieve innovative research output on a worldwide scale.

OpenDOAR is a global directory of academic open access repositories. The directory can be searched by repository name or browsed by geographic area.

CORE (COnnecting REpositories) is a search tool that aggregates all content published in institutional repositories and open access journals. 

Queen Mary Research Online stores all research output produced at QMUL. All content in QMRO is open access. For further information and support on QMRO, please contact the Repository and Research Information Team.