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Resources for Faculty

Resources and services designed to help WCM-Q faculty with all of their information needs from research, to course support, and patient care.

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

Patient Care Resources

Point-of-care resources

The Library has a number of resources intended for use at the point-of-care:

Patient care training resources

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.

Systematic Reviews

HSL Systematic review service 

Citation management

Tools for screening articles