About Institutional Repositories

Huskie Commons, a service of the University Libraries, is the institutional repository for Northern Illinois University. It showcases and preserves the scholarly materials and creative works produced by NIU faculty, students, and the NIU community, including:

700+ scholarly articles by NIU faculty
6700+ dissertations and theses
The Northern Illinois University Law Review
Recordings of seminars and lectures
Exemplary undergraduate research and artistry projects
Research datasets
Senior Photography Student Exhibits
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies' scholarly publication, The Mandala
Key policy & regional development reports published by NIU's Center for Governmental Studies

Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research and creative works under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide global, free access to those materials. IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Recorded seminars, presentations, honors capstone projects, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.

To learn more about Institutional Repositories, please visit the Digital Commons Resources page.