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SOAR@SU: Information for students

What can be archived in SOAR@SU

  • published scholarly and creative work 
  • theses and dissertations
  • honors projects
  • award winning papers
  • audio and video files
  • presentations and posters
  • images
  • data sets

Archiving your thesis in SOAR@SU

Ready to archive your thesis in SOAR@SU? Find out how by visiting the Thesis Preparation research guide.

Top reasons to use SOAR@SU

SOAR@SU can help you:

  • Showcase your scholarly and artistic work
  • Preserve your work for long-term access (even when technology changes!)
  • Store and share alternative content such as honors projects and multi-media projects
  • Provide persistent access to your work (no more dead links!)
  • Jumpstart your publishing career
  • Secure better employment or further study
  • Enhance your copyright education
  • Understand your rights as authors
  • Meet the degree requirements 


For more information about SOAR@SU, contact Jennifer Martin at

SOAR@SU and embargo options

If you want to delay access to your content for a specified period of time (e.g. 6 months or 12 months), the SOAR@SU team will set up an embargo for your content and make it available to the public only after the specified period of time has elapsed.