Answered By: Andrew Willan
Last Updated: Dec 02, 2016     Views: 264

What is the Repository ?

The Repository is a University database providing details and full text of University research outputs and electronic theses. Content includes:

  • full-text publications by University staff (journal articles, conference papers, book chapters etc.);
  • full-text electronic theses deposited by research degree postgraduates.

Please note that some of these full text files will be under an embargo, i.e. they won't be publicly available until after a certain time has elapsed.

Who can access it?

Access to research outputs and electronic theses live in the Repository is available to everyone. You do not have to login to view or download them, rather access by using the search facility on the Repository home page. You will also find details of items in the Repository via general web search engines.

Users can search for items and records using the ‘Search the Repository’ box or the Advanced Search option, or you can Browse, either ‘by Subject’ or ‘by Liverpool Author’.

Items in the Repository can also be accessed through links via DISCOVER or search engines, such as Google.

Full-text availability of research outputs via the Repository is principally through the Green Open Access (self-archiving) route – see more about Open Access.

If you cannot access an item / record in the Repository it will be may be that it is confidential, embargoed or access is restricted for a specific period, in some cases, indefinitely. If you have queries please contact the Repository Team (0151 794 2832).

For depositors, guidance on adding publications data and full-text deposits is available via Liverpool Elements and the Data Catalogue.

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