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Collaborators and Networking: Collaborators & Networking

Suggested Tools for Finding Collaborators & Networking

  Contact your librarian or the author of this guide for assistance.

Voluntary Research Networking: Create and Search Professional Profiles


ResearcherID from Thomson Reuters lets any author build a profile and add it to a searchable database.

  • Search for your publications in Web of Science or import them from EndNote.
  • Add keywords to describe your research interests and expertise.
  • Add your ORCID (researcher ID) if desired.
  • Generate citation metrics for your publications.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar offers a tool to create a free Scholar Profile.

  • List your publications and describe your areas of expertise.
  • Include your position and email if desired.
  • Receive updates when your papers are cited.
  • When someone searches for your name on Google Scholar, your Scholar Profile will be the top result.


ResearchGate is a free networking site open to all scientists. 

  • Create a free profile and list your publications.
  • Describe your areas of expertise.
  • Add your ORCID (researcher ID) if desired.
  • Participate in discussion forums.
  • Get statistics on how frequently other people view or download your publications.

Mentoring Resources

Search Tip: Find Authors by Their Institution or Location

Author Affiliation Searches


Search the biomedical literature in PubMed for authors' institutions or location in the [AD], or Author Affiliation (Address), field. 

Find people in a particular location who have published on the topic you're interested in.

Note: Prior to October 2013, only the first author's address is searchable.  For records added since October 2013, ALL author addresses from the front page of the article are searchable.

"Pancreatic Neoplasms"[Mesh] AND seattle[AD]

Proteomics AND "university of washington"[AD]

Web of Science

To find author affiliations in the multidisciplinary database Web of Science, search the "Address" field.

From the "Basic Search" screen, search for your topic.  Then "Add Another Field" and choose "Address" from the drop-down menu. 

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