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Share Your Research

Whether you've just published your first article or you've already published dozens of scholarly works, sharing your research is an essential part of scholarly communication.

The benefits and advantages of sharing your research:

  • Establish yourself as an expert in your field
  • Increase citations of your work
  • Help share the University's research output
  • Connect with others who share your interests and increase opportunities for scholarly collaboration
  • Influence others by sharing your ideas

Share Your Research with Scholarly Websites

Consider creating an account at each of the following sites, then upload information about your published works to them. The first two will find your works automatically.

Sign up and get a unique researcher number to use throughout your career. View example>>

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Google Scholar
Set up an account to share your research and view metrics. View example>>

Microsoft Academic Search
A competitor with Google Scholar, it operates in much the same manner to share your research but does not cover all fields.

Obtain a researcher number and you can create an online bibliography of your published works. View example>>

Share Your Research with Social Media

Each time you publish something new, you can publicize it using all of the following social networking sites. Content in these sites is crawled by search engines, and the more places your work appears, the higher it appears in search results.

Share Your Research with Databases and Repositories

Disciplinary repositories
This is a comprehensive list of discipline-specific repositories. Many allow users to freely upload their pre- and post-prints, and most are open access. Uploading your research to repositories is a good way to share it with everyone.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
This site allows you to upload your thesis or dissertation and make it available to everyone. A second site provides an advanced search for all the theses and dissertations in the database.

This is a database of profiles of published academic faculty, medical researchers, and other scientific experts. Here you can list your expertise and get contacted by media and others looking for subject matter experts.

Sherpa RoMEO
Sherpa is the organization; RoMEO is one of its databases. The database allows you to search a journal by title and find out what its publisher's online archiving policies are.
WorldCat@Auraria is the former, but still used, online catalog for the Auraria Library. With the list feature, users can search for records for books, articles, and other publications and create a list, or bibliography, of the selected works which can be exported in several style guide formats.

Strategies for Enhancing the Impact of Research
A website prepared by the Bernard Becker Medical Library at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The site provides valuable tips and strategies to researchers to help them facilitate discovery of their work, as well as increasing its impact and visibility.

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  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


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