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DMin 713 - Introduction to Research and Resources: Institutional Repositories (IR)

Introduces the tools for study and research in spiritual formation and leadership.


An institutional repository is an online locus for collecting, preserving, and disseminating - in digital form - the intellectual output of an institution.

The four main objectives for having an institutional repository are:

  1. to provide open access to institutional research output by self-archiving it;
  2. to create global visibility for an institution's scholarly research;
  3. to collect content in a single location;
  4. to store and preserve other institutional digital assets, including unpublished or otherwise easily lost ("grey") literature such as theses or technical reports.

You find our Institutional Repository (IR) at

You will find really useful content, such as, theses and dissertations: DMin, MATS, PsyD, EdD, etc.

Institutional Repositories That May Interest You

Here are a few examples.  Give them a try.  They take a little getting used to but once you have it, the content may be spot-on.