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Institutional Repository: IR at the Macdonald-Kelce Library

A guide to get you started on formatting and submitting your completed papers to the University of Tampa's Institutional Repository

Submitting your thesis to the Macdonald-Kelce Library

If you are a part of the UT community and would like to submit your work, please click hereStudents, please check with your department about guidelines and get authorization from your faculty advisor or instructor before submitting.

If you are an alumni who would like to make a submission, or if you have any questions, please contact

What is Open Access?

Open Access publishing provides scholarly literature that is free to read (not behind a pay wall) and often has various re-use rights.

Institutional Repositories function as Open Access archives (also known as self-archiving or green open access), by freely providing access to research on the internet.

Gold Open Access refers to journals which are fully OA, or traditional publishers who offer options for authors to make their work freely available, with or without a fee.

What is an Institutional Repository?

An Institutional Repository (IR) is a type of open access archive where digital copies of student and faculty work are collected, indexed, and preserved. A university repository functions as a central location where scholarship is freely accessible to the campus community and/or to the world. Many colleges and universities have some form of digital archive to showcase institutional achievements, founded on the principles of open access (OA) scholarship. 

Our Mission

The University of Tampa Institutional Repository (UoTIR) is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes the intellectual output of the UT community. Our repository is an important tool for preserving UT's legacy, while promoting the University’s scholarship around the world. 


The UoTIR is managed by The Macdonald-Kelce Library. Search or browse the archive by author, title, department, date, or document type (thesis, photograph, journal, etc.). Click here to access The University of Tampa Institutional Repository                                                                                                                               

Subject Guide

Working on Your Thesis