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ME 290: Searching for Publications by Author Identifier

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. 

Purdue Libraries' Homepage select Databases

Select W from the alphabet list.

Select Web of Science from the list.


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 

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.

Type your instructor's last name, comma, instructor's first name in the little grey search box at the top of the screen.


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.

Find your instructor's name in the list. Most relevant searches will be towards the top.

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".

Copy & paste the appropriate ORCID ID into the search box in the Web of Science database.


Now, you will see a list of all of the documents affiliated with that particle ORCID ID, which is specific to your instructor.

A list of the search results affiliated with the author identifier we searched with.

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