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Researching Publications by Your Instructor
Searching for Publications with Identifier
To search for publications by one of your instructors you will use the Web of Science database located in the Purdue Libraries' A-Z Database List. For author searching, using an individual's unique ORCID code or Researcher ID, if available, can help precisely identify their work.
To search for publications, we're going to be searching with an Author Identifier, specifically an ORCID ID. An ORCID ID is a nonproprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors and contributors.
To find your instructor's ORCID ID, go to orcid.org.
Once you're in ORCID, in the little grey search box at the top, type in your instructor's last name, comma, instructor's first name. Press enter.
Select the ORCID ID in the list that matches your instructor's name.
Please note, not all instructors will have a registered ORCID ID. You can also search for their Researcher ID. If you discover your instructor does not have a registered ID at either website, you can search for publications by going to the tab Searching for Instructor Publications.
Copy the ORCID ID that matches your instructor and paste it into the first search bar on the Web of Science website.
In the drop-down menu to the right of the search box, select "Author Identifiers".
Now, you will see a list of all of the documents affiliated with that particle ORCID ID, which is specific to your instructor.
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