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ENVH 583: Library Databases and Tools for Research

Guide to resources for thesis proposal research

Suggested Tools for Finding Collaborators & Networking

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

Institutional Research Networking Resource: DIRECT2Experts


  • Interface for searching institutional research networking databases from over 70 institutions.
  • Type an area of expertise and connect to faculty profiles that include appointments, publications, research interests, and grants. 


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.

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