ResearchDirect (Research Repository)

ResearchDirect, the University's research repository, is a digital archive of Western Sydney University's research output.

The Repository contains two separate collections: Western Sydney University Research and Theses. Users can search either or both collections. Each is searchable by author, title, subject and/or publication date.


  • Is freely accessible and available globally (within copyright restrictions) via the internet
  • Will retrieve full citations, a brief abstract, and where possible, links to the full text of the publication.
  • Will assist with increasing citation counts to Western Sydney University research due to increased exposure to the world-wide research community.  
  • Will enable researchers comply with funder mandates
  • Will enhance opportunities for national and international collaborative research.

Researchers are asked to submit online their publications for inclusion in ResearchDirect.  The Library harvests publications on behalf of researchers from a number of sources so please check ResearchDirect before submitting to avoid duplication of effort.

For further assistance please contact your School Librarian.