A research repository stores an institution's intellectual research outputs - try searching these selected resources:
Recommended databases and tips to find dissertations and theses:
Information about conferences, their papers and proceedings are an excellent source of current research, best practices and new innovations in a research area. Try the original source, catalogues, article databases, research repositories and the internet.
Conference Website - A very good place to start, or try the organising body's website.
Author's Website - Researchers often post conference paper links on their own personal website; or email them for a copy of the paper.