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Graduate Research: Theses & Dissertations: Your Scholarly Identity

Establish a Record of Your Scholarship

Begin early in establishing a record of your scholarly works, and update it as you progress through your career.  Use of author identifications consolidate your works for documentation and self-promotion, and also make it easier for others to locate your creative works.  Some library article databases, such as Scopus and Web of Science, provide their own author IDs to allow for consolidation of author records that may originate under differing name variations and/or affiliations.  ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an author identification tool that is independent of any particular database or publisher.  Many publishers now require an ORCID for manuscript submission.  Author records can be imported to ORCID from other author identification systems, including those from Scopus and Web of Science databases.


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