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Research Impact Challenge: Challenge 2: Increase your Googleability - Create a Google Scholar Profile

Description

Challenge Two
 Increase your Googleability:
Create a Google Scholar Profile

Google Scholar offers a popular way to create a profile that showcases your own papers and the citations they’ve received. It also calculates a platform-dependent h-index, which many researchers love to track (for better or for worse).

In this Challenge, we’re going to get you onto Google Scholar, so you can up your scholarly SEO (aka “googleability”), more easily share your publications with new readers, and discover new citations to your work from across the entire scholarly web.

This session will be lead by Erin Fields, Liaison Librarian (Humanities and Social Sciences) and Flexible Learning Coordinator.

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Research Impact Challenge Bank

The Research Impact Challenges Bank is a set of simple online activities to help you learn and apply concepts about building your online academic profile, connecting with other researchers, keeping informed of research, discoverability and access to resources, and research metrics & analysis.

 Step 1   Select a Challenge

 Step 2   Complete a Challenge

 Step 3   Share Your Response

 

To complete the Create a Profile Using Google Scholar challenge and other Academic Profiler challenges, go to the Research Challenge Bank.

Acknowledgements

This Challenge is adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by Impactstory.org and authored by Stacy Konkiel.

The original challenge is Impact Challenge Day 3: Create a Google Scholar Profile.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Basic Challenge

In this Challenge, we’re going to get you onto Google Scholar, so you can up your scholarly SEO (aka “googleability”), more easily share your publications with new readers, and discover new citations to your work from across the entire scholarly web.

Step 1: Create your basic profile

Log on to scholar.google.com and click the “My Citations” link at the top of the page to get your account setup started.
On the first screen, add your affiliation information and university email address so Google Scholar can confirm your account. Add keywords that are relevant to your research interests so others can find you when browsing a subject area. Provide a link to your departmental page.
Click “Next Step,” and--that’s it! Your basic profile is done.

Now, let’s add some publications to it.

Homework

The homework for this Challenge is to: