The Iowa State University Digital Repository is the open access institutional repository for the university to collect, manage, share, and preserve free, worldwide access to research and scholarship of Iowa State faculty, staff, and students.  

Material in the Digital Repository covers a wide range of disciplines from engineering to social sciences to arts and humanities.

How to Submit Your Work

All ISU faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit their work to the repository.

Send a copy of your CV or a publication list to to get started.

Learn more about how and why to share and preserve your work.

What's in the Digital Repository?

Types of Material

The repository contains scholarly work, both unpublished and published, by current or emeritus ISU faculty, staff, and students, including

  • Journal articles and manuscripts
  • Conference proceedings, presentations, and posters
  • Technical reports and white papers
  • Book chapters
  • University publications
  • Extension publications
  • Creative components
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Images, audio, and video files


Explore content in the Digital Repository through “community” categories.

Departments and Authors

Scholarship profiles of organizations, departments, faculty and student authors within Iowa State University.

University Scholarship

Works by various organizations, departments, faculty, and student authors of Iowa State University, including

  • Conference proceedings and presentations
  • Journal issues
  • Journal volumes
  • Journals
  • Multimedia
  • Publications
  • Series


Works by Iowa State University students as part of their master’s, doctoral, or post-doctoral research, including

  • Creative components
  • Theses and dissertations