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Scholar profiles

Why you should care about your online presence

Creating and maintaining an online presence is an important step in building your research profile, and in actively promoting your scholarship. Educators and researchers who are interested in seeking wider audiences, connecting with other scholars, or simply communicating their research so it can be discovered and used by others all need a strong online presence.

Top choices: Key online profile tools and resources

These first options are your best bet for getting started in building an online presence. They are free, easy to use, immediately connect you with other researchers, and take very little effort to maintain. Anyone looking to start building their online presence should start here.

Enhancing your presence

These tools take a little more time to get setup and populated, and are worth investing in after you have established your initial presence. Each offers advanced features that afford opportunities to build rich online profiles, to connect with other researchers, or to get credit for contributions.