SURE SUnderland REpository
SURE contains the research output of The University of Sunderland. You'll find information about journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, art works, audiovisual work, and more produced by researchers at The University of Sunderland.
Why should I use SURE?
SURE's open access policy means your research is freely available to the worldwide scholarly community and will be indexed by search engines like Google Scholar.
Uploading your research means it can be accessed easily and freely; it will also increase your readership - and exposure - dramatically. Research uploaded to SURE will be preserved securely and indefinitely. SURE collates the research output of the whole university in a single, accessible, and easy to search database.
If you'd like more information on Institutional Repositories have a look at this site.
SURE could benefit individual researchers, the University, and the wider community:
Benefits for authors
Greater visibility of your work leading to increased access, more downloads and increased citations
Increased access to research material worldwide for you as a researcher
Compliance with funders open access policies
The possibility of showcasing the work of a specific research group
Wider benefits for society
Opening up of research literature worldwide
Increasing access to research for those who are ultimately funding much of it (tax payers)
Better access to the scholarly literature for researchers in developing countries
Benefits for the University
Increased visibility of the research being carried out
Potential to increase collaboration, attract research students
A show case for the University's research
What is open access?
SURE, like all institutional repositories, belongs to the open access initiative that promotes unrestricted online access to academic research.
For more information about open access, have a look at the following pages:
How do I search the SURE database?
You can search or browse the sure database by choosing from the the options on the left hand menu. No login is needed.
You have the choice between a simple and advanced search...
... or you might prefer to browse the contents:
Add your research to SURE in 3 easy steps
Step 1 - Go to sure.sunderland.ac.uk and login with your university user ID and password
Step 2 - Select Manage Deposits from the user menu, then New Item
Step 3 - Complete the five stages you see at the top of the screen
Include as much information as you can - the more you add, the more people can see!
When you complete the Deposit stage your research will move to a review area before being made 'live' by the Institutional Repository Coordinator.
Publishers often allow an 'accepted' version of published research to be used in SURE. The Institutional Repository Coordinator can advise you of which version you're able to add. If you have a question, please ask!
If you'd like more information about this or would like to arrange to meet with me to discuss anything to do with SUnderland REpository, please get in touch.
Where can I get more help?
Email the SURE team firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone 2962 to speak to a member of the SURE team.