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Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange (TRACE) is UT’s institutional open-access repository. TRACE is a publicly-accessible archive of research and creative work done by UT scholars and researchers.

Created and maintained by the UT Libraries, TRACE gives UT researchers a legal means to make their publications openly available to the public, in keeping with the terms of their agreements with publishers. TRACE houses a variety of materials, including journal articles, technical reports, datasets, theses and dissertations, conference papers and presentations, book chapters, and other works.

TRACE Readership Infographic. Over 36,000 works have been accessed across the globe since the inception of TRACE.


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