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LSE Research Online User Guide

LSE Research Online User Guide

Searching and Browsing

The repository offers two levels of search: Quick and Advanced. The advanced option includes more fields enabling a more precise search. Both search options are available from the homepage.

Quick Search - type in the any keywords, such as author, subject or title to do a quick search which will give you results from the whole repository.

Advanced Search - allows you to search specific fields and to narrow your search to departments or research centres. It also allows you to narrow the search to certain types of material, by year and to include only records where full text is available.

Google Custom Search - for a different emphasis on relevancy you could also try our customised Google search focussed solely on LSE Research Online content.

Browse - allows you to view items by Year, Department or Research centres and groups, using the links in the menu bar under the banner at the top of every page in LSE Research Online.

Help is available wherever you see the ? symbol. Just click on this symbol for assistance.

RSS Feeds

RSS feeds are a useful way of receiving updates of newly added content to LSE Research Online to a feed-reader in your browser, or services like Bloglines, Google Reader and so on. Wherever you see the icon you can click this to link to the RSS (or Atom if you prefer) feed for the search currently displayed on the page. The icon on the front page links to a feed of all recently added content.


Items can be submitted to LSE Research Online by staff working at LSE either via email or using the self deposit service.

Criteria for eligibility of an item:

  1. We can only accept submissions which have been authored or co-authored by:
    • a member of the London School of Politics and Economic Science
    • visiting researchers
    • researchers affiliated with LSE
    • PhD students currently studying at LSE
  2. Authors must comply with publishers copyright agreements ( and agree with the Deposit Agreement before an item can be made available through the repository. This can be downloaded here.

Further Information on Copyright is available here

Email Deposit

All enquiries and email submissions should be made to:

Items to have on hand when submitting an article:

  1. Full title and author information
  2. Abstract
  3. Publication citation information (for accepted and pending papers) including the publisher website and stable URL (if known) for the publisher/ item (many publishers will state in their copyright agreement that a link to their journal is required in order to post the item on a database)
  4. Keywords to aid searching for your paper
  5. References
  6. Information about what version you are depositing

Self Deposit

LSE staff can also submit online. Self deposit is a straightforward process, and all submissions will be checked by library staff before items are made public. If you have any queries, please contact Users need to register with LSE Research Online before self depositing items- see below for more on this.


Click on Create Login on the top left hand corner of the homepage. Fields marked with an asterisk must be completed. In order to validate your status as a LSE member please use your University email address. After you submit this form, you will be sent an email to your specified email address. Responding to this will activate your LSE Research Online account.

Your User Record

Your user record holds information that identifies you when adding items to LSE Research Online. Once you have registered, please click on Profile, then Modify Profile to add more information about yourself. This will make sure good metadata about you is attached to the items you deposit.

Managing Deposits

Click New item to add a new item to the repository. Once you start the process you can save your progress and come back later to complete the deposit at any time.