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Athena Commons - Institutional Repository

How do submit to AthenaCommons

If you or your advisee have completed a thesis and are ready to submit the final PDF to be uploaded into Athena Commons, email the liaison to your college. 

Why Should I Contribute?

Athena Commons makes scholarship easily accessible and available in one online location, enabling increased access to the university community, students, professional colleagues, and beyond. Works placed in the repository are more easily discovered in common internet search engines (i.e. Google).  This greater access makes it easier for researchers around the world to discover your work.  Additionally, researches can cite these works with a permanent URL without concern for the disappearance or moving of online content.

The Athena Commons IR is a valuable way to extend the scholarly output and historical resources of Mississippi University for Women to include greater reach and increased circulation.  This increased visibility, awareness, and stability benefit both content creators and the university. 

What if my material is not in a digital format?

We are happy to scan and digitize research, creative works, and/or scholarship that is not yet in digital format. Contact the Archives at to arrange a meeting to obtain the items. Library staff can ensure the safety and security of the items while in our possession. We will return physical items to you once they are scanned, along with digital copies of the materials.