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Repository@TWU: Getting Started

The guide provides information about TWU's institutional repository.

The Repository

Texas Woman's University's institutional repository preserves and shares the scholarship and creative works of the TWU community. 

The repository contains the following:

  • articles
  • white papers
  • grey literature
  • theses and dissertations
  • presentations
  • posters
  • artwork
  • other scholarly and creative works

What is Open Access?

The Repository@TWU is an Open Access repository. 

Open Access (OA) is scholarly literature that is free to read and often has various re-use rights.

Open Access is entirely compatible with and insists on upholding standards of peer review, copyright, quality, prestige, and research impact. As an author Open Access provides you with a larger potential audience and citation advantage.


The benefits of archiving your research in the repository:

  • Wider dissemination
  • Increased citations
  • Long-term preservation
  • Optional levels of access
  • Visibility on all major search engines
  • Easy to view, download, and navigate
  • Organization and maintenance
  • Publishing and copyright assistance
  • Viewable activity statistics
  • Simple submission process

Who can submit?

TWU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to submit their research outputs to the repository.

Professional work including:

  • Conference materials
  • Published Works
  • Thesis or dissertation projects
  • Poster Presentations
  • Professional Papers
  • Symposium Research

Go Green

Archiving your research in an Open Access repository is called "green Open Access." By depositing your research in TWU's institutional repository you will make your research more discoverable and contribute to Open Access without changing your publishing practices.


Amanda Zerangue, M.L.S, J.D

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Phone: (940) 898-3747