You will not find everyone’s publications and other scholarly works in one place.
Medline (either PubMed or Ovid) retrieves roughly 80% to 95% of the existing journal article citations for any given author, depending on the topic. For instance, articles in the fields of psychology or rehabilitation are likely not all included in Medline.See below for a list of databases available at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
Book chapters or books are only indexed in a few places, e.g. Scopus, EBSCO databases, Google Scholar, or WorldCat. Locate these resources on the databases list. Also included are major medical publishers that can be searched directly. Here are a few examples (all found on the databases list): Books@Ovid, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, Wiley Online.
Conference abstracts, papers, posters, brochures, websites (also known as the "gray literature") can also be hard to locate and must be searched in particular databases, e.g. EMBASE, Scopus, Engineering Village, Web of Science, WorldCat or Google Scholar. Click here for more information on grey literature.
Clinical trials or grants must be searched separately from the other publication types. Go here for more information on clinical trials.
Searching Authors in PubMed
Searching Authors in Ovid Medline
Searching Authors in EMBASE
Several entities provide free “researcher profiles” and/or unique numbers for individual researchers so that you can be sure, for example, that you have the correct "John Smith" or "Peng Chen".
ReSEARCH Connect (IUSM) Review profiles for 840+ IUSM researchers.
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. PIVOT (formerly Community of Science) now used ORCID identifiers.
PIVOT (formerly Community of Science) - Create a profile for IUPUI or other campuses. Discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with colleagues.
ResearchGate Connects researchers and make it easy for them to share and access scientific output, knowledge, and expertise.
ResearcherID Each member is assigned a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single one account. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world.
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