SOAS Research Online

A Free Database of the Latest Research by SOAS Academics and PhD Students

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Browsing is a good way to access documents if you don't have a specific idea of what you're looking for. There are several ways to browse the repository, by year of publication, by SOAS Department or Research Centre or by material type (journal article, book section etc.).

To browse the repository either select Browse from the front page or from the navigation bar on the left of the screen.

You will be presented with a list of possible values, select one of these, and you will be given a list of references to documents in the repository (if any) which match this value. To access a paper, simply click on its reference in the display.

On the abstract page, you should be able to see what Departments/Centres are pertinent to the current document. Clicking on one of those headings will take you back to the relevant browse by Department view.


The repository offers two levels of searching, simple and advanced. They are similar, but the advanced form lets you perform a more detailed search using more fields. Access both search options from the home page, or by using the navigation bar on the left of the screen. To perform an advanced search, you can also use the advanced search link at the top of the simple search page. You may also use the single search box at the top of the screen at any stage to search for keywords, authors etc.


Login is required for SOAS staff members in order to add new publications to the repository or update bibliographic details of items already been deposited.

Depositing Records

Once you're logged in, you will be taken straight to the "Manage deposits" page. This page shows items which you have not yet deposited, or are still under review.