Library:Building Your Academic Profile/Profile/Tools

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LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking site with a focus on job recruiting. However, it's not all business. Many scholars use LinkedIn to show off their academic service. If you're investigating a non-traditional career, or even if you just want to ensure discovery of your CV by university administrators and support staff, LinkedIn can be an important complement to your other social networking activities. Even if you don't use it regularly, make sure you update big career events such as teaching posts, fellowships and grants.

UBC Company Page
Nice profile by UBC grad Olivier Riche showing Research Interests, Resume, links to cIRcle, requires account to view

Academia.edu

Academia.edu is a Facebook-like social networking platform for scholars. It allows people to search by name, research interests and universities. The site is highly visited and prominent in Google searches. Academia.edu allows you to update your status, upload your academic papers (including unpublished drafts), list your research interests and follow other scholars with similar areas of research. This site also provides great assessment tools that allow you to be notified when someone views your profile or papers.

List of UBC Department profiles
Sample Profile of Former UBC Post-Doc in Asian Studies
Sample of Research Interest Result: Bertrand Russell

ResearchGate

With more than 6 million researchers, ResearchGate is the leading social networking site for scientists and an increasing number of scholars in humanities and social sciences. It offers the same functionality as Academia.edu: share publications, get statistics about views and downloads of your research; collaborate with peers, etc.

List of UBC Department profiles
UBC Department of Chemistry
Sample profile of UBC Psychology professor, Anita DeLongis

Mendeley

Mendeley is a social reference management site. You may already be using it to store your citations and help keep track of your research, but it also has some great social features. You can list or upload your research publications, provide a brief academic CV, biographical information, and participate in a group. Mendeley groups allow you to share and discover new research in your field.

UBC Research Tag
Sample UBC PhD Student Profile
Sample UBC eHealth Group Page