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Resource Guide for Researchers

Quick Menu of Topics Covered:


Quick Search: Researchers

  • myIDP (Individual Development Plan from Science Careers)
  • myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences, from the publishers of the journal Science.
  • Allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.
  • PubMed
  • Allows users to search more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature. Limits to clinical research with PubMed Clinical Queries.
  • QUOSA Information Manager
  • Extracts all or selected full-text articles from your PubMed, Ovid, SCOPUS, Google, or Google Scholar searches with one click, organizes article collections, and searches across the contents of the articles you retrieve.
  • Scopus
  • A database of abstracts and citations for scholarly journal articles, covering nearly 18,000 titles published since 1996 in the arts, medicine, physical sciences, and the social sciences.
  • Web of Knowledge
  • An academic citation indexing and search service, encompassing the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities since 1945.

Designing a Study:

Grants and Funding:
  • Grants Portal
  • One-stop-shop for information on grants, including NIH information, UM resources, how to find funding, recently announced funding activities, and research in progress.
  • Resources/Tools for Finding Funding (UM Office of Research)
  • Designed to help the UM research community find the right funding source for research, creative, and other scholarly activities.


Finding Collaborators and Mentors:
  • Collaboration Portal
  • Collection of essential resources for mentoring and collaboration.
  • SciVal Experts
  • A mentoring and collaboration resource, which features an in-depth profile of individual University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty members, and includes their publications in PubMed and their grants in NIH RePORTER.  Includes links to many national experts as well.


Research Compliance:

Citing Your References:
  • RefWorks
  • A web-based bibliographic citation manager used to easily create a personal database of imported references from text files or online databases, facilitating reference storage, retrieval, formatting for publication, and sharing of folders among collaborators.

Where to Publish:
  • NIH Public Access Policy Digest
  • Summarizes the NIH Public Access Policy procedures and requirements for placing publications resulting from grant funding in publicly accessible repositories, such as PubMed Central.
  • Open Access Portal
  • Learn what open access is and what its benefits are, find answers to FAQs, locate open access repositories, and connect with open access organizations.
  • ISI Web of Knowledge - Journal Citation Reports
  • Offers quantifiable statistical information to evaluate journals.
  • Scopus Journal Analyzer  
  • Provides insight into journal performance and compares journal rankings.

Demonstrating Your Accomplishments (Calculating Your H-Index)
  • Web of Knowledge/Web of Science
  • Limited to ISI journals.  No books, book chapters, etc., but includes publications from 1945 forward. Offers clickable author disambiguation to assure publications by the correct author are being reported.
  • Scopus
  • Easy option to find the h-index for an author, but may under represent h-index.  Uses PubMed and NIH RePORTER for calculating h-index, but is limited to publications from 1995 forward. Offers author disambiguation for multiple spellings.
  • Google Scholar/Scholar Index
  • Must be used with Scholar Index to determine h-index.  Includes broad coverage of documents and disciplines but no information on specific resources, disciplines or dates covered.  No author disambiguation.

Faculty Publications:

Portal by Vedana Vaidhyanathan, MSLS, vvaidhyanathan@med.miami.edu and Emily Vardell, MLS, evardell@med.miami.edu. Last updated 8-29-2011.

This list is not comprehensive. It serves the function of a "little black bag" of essential resources for medical and health science students. Feel free to explore the other portals as you like. For assistance with any of these resources, or to find out about other available research and searching options, you can browse the library's full website, come by the library's Reference Desk or call the Reference, Education, and Community Engagement department at (305) 243-6648

We always want your feedback! To suggest additions, corrections or changes to the content of the Calder Portal for Research, please send an email to the Reference, Education, and Community Engagement department at reference@med.miami.edu