The AIMS Medical Library provides the following services to support research
- Reference Management Software
- Training in Literature Search
- Citation Databases
- Antiplagiarism Software
- Personalized Research IDs
Reference Management SoftwareZotero is an open source, easy to use software which helps the researcher collect, save, manage and cite bibliographic references such as books, journal articles from the internet. Since it can be integrated with word processing programs, it helps the researcher cite the sources easily in to the manuscript.
Citation DatabaseSCOPUS is Elsevier’s abstract and citation database. All journals covered in the Scopus database, regardless of who they are published under, are peer reviewed each year to ensure high quality standards are maintained. It includes scientific journals, books and conference proceedings in Life Sciences, Health sciences ,Physical sciences and Social sciences.
Turnitin is an internet - based plagiarism detecting software. The originality checking service promotes critical thinking, ensures academic integrity and helps students improve writing skills.
Personalized Research IDs
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an alphanumeric code that can be created by following 3 easy steps from the site https://orcid.org
It provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.
You can also create an ORCID from a SCOPUS author ID.
Scopus is linked to ORCID, allowing researchers to export their existing author information without the manual effort of adding it into the ORCID site itself. This is done by using their existing Scopus Author ID.
To learn how, please follow the steps at:https://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/how-create-orcid-record-scopus-author-id