About Institutional Repositories

Digital Commons at St. Mary's University is an online repository showcasing scholarly research, journal publications, creative works, and expertise. These virtual university archives and special collections highlight the academic products created by St. Mary's students, faculty, and staff. The Digital Commons also helps fulfill the University's mission to educate leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence.

Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.

IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.

To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit our IR research page.