Help on all the steps you need to follow to turn an idea into a published paper.
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2013
and Yahoo! Messenger
Specialized tools for finding research collaborators.
- Epernicus Network
This free social networking tool requires registration, but then permits you to search for collaborators. Unique features include "research genealogy"-- tracking advisor/advisee relationships.
- Pivot (formerly Community of Science)
Click "search for faculty" to search for faculty within or outside USC.
Affiliated with the Web of Science database, ResearcherID lets you create a profile to attract collaborators, or search profiles to find the right colleague.
Use advanced search to limit to scientists' homepages.
These sites are usually used for literature searches, but can be creatively used to help find collaborators in specific subjects.
- Google Scholar
Google Scholar indexes a broad cross-section of academic literature, including papers, conference proceedings, patents, books, and theses. Search this to discover publications and authors not included in other databases.
Register for account using USC email or login to existing account. Search by topic, then look at 'authors' or 'affiliations' word clouds.
- Web of Science
Web of Science includes citation counts (how frequently an article is cited). Search for a topic and sort by Times Cited to find authors with frequent cites in a specific subject area.