The Institutional Repository at the University of Florida (IR@UF)

Learn about the IR@UF, a free and open online archive for the University of Florida.


This page contains brief descriptions of, and links to, highlighted collections in the IR@UF. As the IR grows, so too do the various collections of research and scholarly work. Visit the IR@UF to explore all the collections.

Highlighted Collections in the IR@UF

UF Theses and Dissertations: The University of Florida Theses & Dissertations Collection within the Institutional Repository at the University of Florida (IR@UF) will eventually include all theses and dissertations from the University of Florida. The collection currently includes: Open Access Theses & Dissertations, originally submitted electronically (ETDs); Data, data sets, and supplementary data related to theses and dissertationsProjects in Lieu of Theses, submitted electronically but which would otherwise not be available online; Retrospective dissertations, digitized from print-only dissertations; and UF Undergraduate Honors Theses.

Exhibit Materials Digital CollectionThe Exhibit Materials Digital Collection preserves related materials from exhibits by the University of Florida Libraries and partners. With so many beautiful and important materials, exhibits prove essential. The exhibits showcase objects, while explaining the significance of individual objects and their relationships with other materials and the larger collections. The George A. Smathers Libraries have an active Exhibit Program that shares, interprets, and promotes the collections. More information on the Exhibit Program and contact information for the Exhibits Coordinator is available on the Exhibition Program website.

Florida Entomologist: Florida Entomologist is the official journal of the Florida Entomological Society. Volumes 1-3 were published under the name The Florida Buggist. The Florida Entomological Society still produces the traditionally printed version of Florida Entomologist, but you can also view, search, or print any article published since June 1917 by accessing online files. Web access is made possible by the Society’s electronic publication project begun in 1993. Volumes included: v.1: no. 1 (1917 ) to present

Harn Art Museum (Gainesville): The Harn Museum of Art distinguishes itself among university art museums as a creative laboratory for innovation in the visual arts. Accordingly, the Harn unites the university and the wider community to make groundbreaking contributions to research, teaching and service. The Harn makes great works of art accessible to diverse audiences by using a variety of innovative approaches to the exhibition and interpretation of art.

UF Historic Preservation Documents: The UF Historic Preservation Studies Collection within the Institutional Repository at the University of Florida will include approximately 1,000 notebooks documenting the work of faculty and students engaged in historic preservation programs at UF over a twenty year period (1966-1986). Many of them are capstone projects from field schools or theses written in partial fulfillment of a master’s degree in architecture. The documents contain many valuable photographs, slides, architectural surveys, drawings and text concerning historic landmarks and sites throughout the United States, but mostly concentrated in Florida and Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

UF Office of Sustainability: The IR's Sustainability Research and Teaching Digital Collection holds research and teaching materials on sustainability from University of Florida and affiliated researchers and teachers.  Resources include syllabi, sample assignments and projects, reading lists, research papers, and agendas for meetings on Sustainability in the Curriculum.

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering: The Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department Digital Collection contains materials from the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, which is located in Frazier Rogers Hall on the University of Florida campus. The department has an award-winning faculty, with over 30 faculty members located on both the UF campus and at Research and Education Centers around the state.

Grants@UF: The Grants@UF Digital Collection includes full grant proposals. These successful grant proposals are here for reference, to assist in the development of new proposals, to provide ready and permanent online access to the proposals to assess impact, and to ensure the proposals are archived and preserved through the UF Libraries. Grant proposals prepared and submitted by UF researchers and units, with designated funding agencies when applicable, and links to the full proposals where available.

Center for Undergraduate Research: The Center for Undergraduate Research Digital Collection is comprised of materials created by students from the Center of Undergraduate ResearchThe Center for Undergraduate Research(CUR) is committed to fostering a culture of research that encourages all students to include a research component as a critical part of their undergraduate experience. CUR provides guidance to students and faculty interested in pursuing research opportunities and the coordination of campus research activities, and works to expand research opportunities across campus.

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