University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Welcome to IDEALS

IDEALS, the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship, collects, disseminates, and in some cases publishes research and scholarship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Faculty, staff, and graduate students can deposit their research and scholarship—unpublished and, in many cases, published—directly into IDEALS. Faculty may use IDEALS to fulfill the University of Illinois faculty open access policy, and in many cases may use it to fulfill open access requirements from grant funding agencies.
  • Departments can use IDEALS to publish or distribute their working papers, technical reports, or other research material.
  • IDEALS also includes all electronic theses and dissertations deposited from Fall 2010 onward. Many theses and dissertations prior to that date have been added to IDEALS but are limited to members of the University of Illinois community unless the author has permitted public access.