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SU Scholar Information Guide

Information about Southwestern University's institutional repository.

What is SU Scholar?

SU Scholar is Southwestern University's institutional repository, preserving and providing access to content created by members of the University. It collects scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, students, and other members of the Southwestern University community. SU Scholar includes faculty working papers, journal articles, conference presentations, book chapters, and creative works. It also highlights the best in student work, including honors theses, select capstone projects, Paideia Seminar work, and more.

SU Scholar is managed by the Information Services Division in support of scholarship at Southwestern University. It is open-access compliant, with content freely accessible and searchable via Google Scholar and other search engines.

Benefits of Publishing in SU Scholar

Discoverability  Indexed by Google, Google Scholar, etc, and easily found on the free web.

Visibility  Your research will be available to the widest possible audience.

Citation impact  Works published in repositories are cited more frequently than those that reside only behind a pay wall. 

Stable URL  The URL of your article will never change!  No more broken links.

Author rights  Publishing in SU Scholar asserts your copyright ownership. Retain your right to freely and legally share your research. 

Grant criteria  Publishing in SU Scholar meets the data-sharing requirement of some grant-funded research (ex: NIH). 

How to Submit

Email us the accepted manuscript version of your publication, grant us permission to archive it via the Item Submission Form, and we will upload your publication to the repository.  

Or you can explore SU Scholar, do your own investigating, and upload your own content if you wish!

Ask Us

If you have questions about SU Scholar, please email us at or contact Carol Fonken at or 512.863.1550.