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Resources for Researchers

Resources and services designed to help WCM-Q researchers in many steps of the research process, from beginning a literature search to managing their scholarly profile.

Literature Searching

Where to search

Guides to using selected databases

Get help with your search strategy

Finding the full text of references

Working with references

Systematic Reviews

HSL Systematic review service 

Citation management

Tools for screening articles

Writing and Publishing

Publication Services

The Library's Publication Services offer assistance with many aspects of getting a paper published, including manuscript editing, preparation of graphics, selecting a journal, and open access publishing options.

Resources on scholarly publishing

Similarity checking

  • iThenticate (many journals will conduct a similarity check, or "plagiarism check", before accepting a paper)

Managing Your Scholarly Profile


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique identifier to distinguish an author from their peers when submitting a paper or applying for a grant

  • An ORCID profile can act as an online version of a CV, including papers, grants, employment, education, and even peer review activity (see this fictional example) - these details can be kept private or made public
  • ORCIDs can be linked to author profiles in some databases, e.g. Scopus Author Identifier, Web of Knowledge's Researcher ID
  • Registration is free

Google Scholar

Researchers can log in to Google Scholar with a Gmail account and let the database know what papers are theirs.

  • Google Scholar can track citations to papers, generate an h-index, and act as an online bibliography that can be kept private or made public
  • See here for more information from Google
  • See Google Scholar: This time it's personal (video) for customizing Google Scholar

Weill Cornell Medicine VIVO

VIVO is a "research-focused discovery tool" that allows researchers to showcase their work and identify potential collaborators.

  • It is updated automatically
  • Faculty and researchers can learn more about it and how to edit their records here.

Using the Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library Reading Room

The HSL Reading Room is located in Room A001, in the North Hall Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar. The Reading Room is available for the use of WCM-Q faculty, staff, and students. WCM-Q Affiliates and members of the public may also visit, although they have limited access to HSL resources.

For more information about using the Reading Room see:

The Health Sciences Library

Contact the HSL

Borrowing Equipment

  • Click here to see the  variety of equipment that faculty, researchers, staff, and student can borrow.
    Note: With the exception of podcasting equipment, equipment loans must stay within the Reading Room.