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Keeping Track of the Scholarly Literature

Your Academic Persona Online

ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher regardless of name. This will broaden access to your body of work as well as provide opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Creating an ORCID 

Step 1: Go to the ORCID website:


Step 2: On the website, click on "For Researchers" and then click on "Register for an ORCID ID"

Step 3: Fill out the form


Google Scholar also gives you a unique research identity profile. With Google Scholar researchers are able to see how many times their work has been cited by other Google Scholar users as well as set up alerts for new articles of interest by authors in their field.

Step 1: Go to Google Scholar


Step 2: Create your Scholar ID. If you already have a Google, account type in your email address. If not, you will need to create a new Google account. 

Step 3: Once you have your Google account open, click on "My Citations"

Step 4: Fill out the form and ResearchGate are both free services that allow you to share papers you publish with other researchers in your field as well as connect with other others with similar interests to yours.  

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