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Theses and Projects: Research collection: Institutional Repositories/Projects platform

What is an IR?

An institutional repository is an online collection of the academic work of an institute. This can include:

  • Theses and dissertations
  • journal articles
  • conference papers
  • book chapters
  • technical reports/research data


The new Institutional Repository for IT Sligo and all other IoTs is Research@THEA (previously known as Cual). It can be searched by author, title, subject, department, supervisor and IoT School and within that, by collection (theses, articles, conferences). 


Examples of other IRs

Irish Institutional Repositories

Electronic undergraduate projects

Some undergraduate projects are available in pdf on the library website: see below.

IR Portals Search the Institutional Repositories of the seven Irish University Libraries and some IoTs.

OpenDoar Open Doar is a directory of repositories and their contents.

Openaire This has superseded Driver as a European Portal of Digital Repositories for scientific output.

Digital Commons Network Provides access to full-text scholarly articles and other research worldwide colleges and universities. This resource is curated by institute librarians and includes much the same content as an IR does.

EThOS Search the EThOS hub from the British Library to find theses produced by UK Higher Education. Some items available for free immediate download. Ethos is integrated into Eolas.

Trove Australian Research Repository

UMI Proquest We don't have a subscription to this product, but it is a good way for researchers to see if there has been something published in your research area.