Let's face it -- navigating the universe of scientific information is complicated. Your Libraries are here to help you. This checklist will help get you set up and ready to do research. If you're already an experienced scientist but new to UT-Austin, this list will help you figure out where everything is.
If you already have an account from another institution, you'll have to create a new one - they are not transferable. An email account ending in utexas.edu is required to register.
The Chemistry Department purchases a license for this software. You'll need to register with PerkinElmer and get a serial number and license key to obtain and activate the software. The license is renewed annually in the fall, and requires reactivation at that point.
You're going to be searching and saving a lot of literature references and articles, and a reference management tool such as EndNote (the more powerful software version or the free web version) or Zotero will help you organize and keep track of them.
If you don't already have one, you'll need one as you start publishing in journals and applying for grants. An ORCID iD is the solution to the problem that many researchers today share identical names and use varying forms of their names to publish under. The ORCiD is a personal, permanent, free, and non-proprietary digital identifier to which you can link all your publications, resolve name ambiguity, make your work more easily findable, and gather important metrics about your impact as an author. Take the time now to register, create your profile, and link any publications you already have to it, and use it when you submit manuscripts to publishers and applications to funding agencies. It's easy.
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