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What is Professional Networking?
Beyond the more popular sites that are used for social and professional networking (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), there are a few sites that have been designed exclusively for clinicians and academics, allowing you to connect with your colleagues around the country and around the world.
Research networking tool that displays scholarly activities of Duke faculty members.
Research networking tool with profiles detailing the education, research, teaching and publications of Duke faculty members. Search for people, research or a school/institute to find out about the work of your fellow faculty members.
Get Connected with Professional Networking Sites
Here are a few of the more popular professional networking sites:
Doximity is a free online networking service for physicians, with an app available for iOS and Android devices. Doximity has profiles for more than 700,000 doctors and provides access to your hospital's internal phone list on your mobile device. HIPAA-secure text-messaging, email and fax allow you to communicate with your colleagues from anywhere . Public and private discussion forums. Monitor literature from core clinical journals. Locate pharmacies, hospitals, imaging centers and labs.
Free professional networking site for scientists and researchers. With an account, you can share your publications, monitor analytics (views, downloads, citations) for your publications, ask questions and connect with colleagues in your discipline.
Academia.edu is a professional networking site for academics in all disciplines. The site allows you to share your research papers, monitor analytics (impact measures) on those papers and your profile and follow other academics in your field. Facilitates connections with colleagues within and beyond your field of study.
Mendeley is a free desktop-based reference management tool, like EndNote and RefWorks, but with social networking features. Also available on the web or as an app for your iOS device. Mendeley allows you to share and discuss what you are reading in public or private groups. Create an academic profile and upload your publications to share your research with the world.
CiteULike is a free web-based reference management tool, like EndNote and RefWorks, but with social bookmarking features. Tag your articles to create an organization system. CiteULike makes it easy to share what you are reading with others and discover what others in your field are reading.