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AU Digital Research Archive (AUDRA)


The Institutional and Data Repository portion of the AU Digital Research Archive (AUDRA) provides open access to and preserves intellectual outputs and assets of American University and its faculty and students, including papers, presentations, reports, datasets, recordings, theses & dissertations, and course syllabi.

AU Digital Research Archive:  (

The AU Digital Research Archive (AUDRA), comprised of digital content from the American University Archives, Special Collections, and Institutional Repository (IR), is hosted at the Washington Research Library Consortium headquarters. The Content Areas column on the right gives the user direct access to selected sections of the site.

Submit Your Research:

AU faculty and students are encouraged to submit working papers, conference presentations, research reports, article preprints and reprints, and other works for inclusion in AUDRA-IR. We will assist in checking publisher policies and restrictions before posting previously published works. If interested, please contact Chris Lewis, AUDRA-IR Coordinator.

Syllabus Deposit Form:

For use by AU faculty and department personnel for deposit of current and past syllabi.

Syllabus Collections (by semester) Login or account registration required.

Other Useful Links:

  • ArXiv - arXiv is an archive of electronic preprints in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics. The contents of arXiv conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned, operated and funded by Cornell University and is also partially funded by the National Science Foundation

  • OAIster - a union catalog of digital resources from international contributors including American University. As of Spring 2009, OAIster provided access to over 21 million records from over 1,100 depositories.

  • Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)

  • - a platform for academics to share research and track the research and track the research of scholars they follow. AUDRA content is harvested by this site.

  • – Similar to, RG also crawls the internet to gather open-access scholarly research with the intention of fostering collaboration and sharing knowledge. AUDRA content is harvested by this site.

  • SHERPA RoMEO - a website that provides a summary of the copyright and self-archiving policies of publishers worldwide. As of may 2009, it listed 600 publisher policies on self-archiving.

Repository Coordinator:

All Items in AUDRA are protected by original copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.