Welcome to Adelaide Research & Scholarship

Adelaide Research & Scholarship (AR&S) is the University of Adelaide's institutional digital repository

About Adelaide Research & Scholarship

Adelaide Research & Scholarship (AR&S) is the University of Adelaide’s digital repository.AR&S provides a platform for the collection, organisation, access and preservation of the research and scholarly outputs of the University community in digital formats, as well as digital management of information in physical formats. Learn more...

University of Adelaide higher degree by research theses are also deposited into the AR&S Theses community. In 2015, the University Libraries began a project to digitise and make all research theses available online. Learn more...

AR&S also serves as the home of the digital collections of University Archives and Barr Smith Library Rare Book & Special Collections. Items include digitized representations of physical items, such as photographs and full texts, and digital-born materials, allowing worldwide access to our heritage and research collections.

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Research Centres and Institutes 9606

The University of Adelaide vision has a global focus, with strong emphasis on internationally renowned research output, outstanding research training, and highly productive strategic relationships with other universities and selected partners in industry, government, and the wider community, in Australia and overseas. To achieve this vision, research groups and individuals operate through University Research Centres; Research Institutes; Faculty Research Groups and Units; and with external research bodies such as Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs). University Research Clusters are inter-disciplinary, multi-faculty research groups brought together to address major research questions or themes and to relate to similar clusters in the wider community. Not all research groups are listed here. Faculty Research Groups and Units are listed under the School or Discipline. A list of the University of Adelaide's Research Institutes and Centres is available here.

Schools and Disciplines 74346

The University of Adelaide has five academic faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences;
  • Faculty of Health Sciences;
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences;
  • Faculty of the Professions; and
  • Faculty of Sciences.

Research publications and other scholarly output is organised by the Schools or Disciplines of which the Faculties are comprised.

Theses 7748

Included in the Research Theses collection are Masters, PHD and Professional Doctorate theses.
Masters and PHDs by coursework theses are included in the Honours and Coursework Theses collection. Some schools may choose to include Honours theses which make a significant contribution to knowledge.
If a school submits undergraduate theses or final year projects to the Digital Library, these will be included with the school's other collections.

In 2015, the Library began a project to digitise and make all research theses available online. See details at: Digitisation Project

Not all theses in these collections have the fulltext attached. To obtain a copy you may have to contact the University Library's Document Delivery Unit. See details at: Document Delivery

University Archives 3479

The Archives contains the non-current administrative records of the University that are worthy of permanent preservation.

The collection dates from the establishment of the University in 1874 and includes University Council and committee minutes, Elder Conservatorium records, early student and staff records, as well as a number of private donations that provide an insight into life at the University.

There are also records from student clubs and societies and related institutions including Roseworthy Agricultural College, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, Adelaide Teachers College and the South Australian College of Advanced Education.

University Library : Special Collections 3708

Special Collections houses the Library’s most valuable and vulnerable publications, including old and rare books and fine and limited editions; University of Adelaide publications; and the specialist Pacific and Theatre collections. Particular strengths and collecting interests of the rare book collections include 19th century British and Australian literature, Australiana, natural history, South Australian (including indigenous Australian) history and culture, Pacific voyages, the history of the book, printing and book collecting, and crime fiction. Special Collections also has responsibility for the collection and preservation of manuscripts and the personal papers of members of the University community (particularly academic staff), and acquires some collections of personal and institutional papers relating to its particular research strengths in Pacific and Indigenous Australian history and language, British and Australian theatre, and the history of the University. Only selected items in the collection are available through the Digital Library.

University Library: Waite collections 112

Collections of material relating to the University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, as well as collections of material of interest to University members, but created by other organisations or individuals affiliated with the University.

Content is provided with the consent of the originating bodies.