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Add works by direct import from other systems

Watch our short video about how to import works into your ORCID record using a Search & Link wizard

Several ORCID members have built search and link tools that allow you to import information about publications and other works into your ORCID record from other databases. The linking process can begin on the ORCID site, or at the member's website. Note that ORCID does not store preprints or content. Rather we require that works data added to your record include a link that allows users to easily navigate to the source document.

To add works to your ORCID record using a Search & Link wizard, you must first grant access to the member organization's integration. Select the platform you want to use to import your works from the dropdown list. You'll be prompted to grant access to your ORCID record then taken to the member's website to select the works to add to your ORCID record. The relevant member will be listed as the source of the listing on your record.

Currently supported search and link wizards are:

  • Airiti: The Airiti integration allows you to import metadata from Airiti Library, including journal papers, proceedings, dissertations, and books. Recommended for researchers who have published works in Chinese.

  • ANDS National Collections Registry: The Australian National Data Service integration allows you to import datasets from the ANDS collection. Recommended for researchers in Australia.

  • BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine): The BASE integration allows you to claim in and import works from the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine. Requires first create a BASE user account. Recommended for researchers in Europe.   

  • CrossRef Metadata Search: The CrossRef Metadata Search integration allows you to search and add works by title or DOI. Once you have authorized the connection and are logged into ORCID, CrossRef search results include a button to add works to your ORCID record.

  • DataCite: The DataCite integration allows you to find your research datasets, images, and other works. Recommended for locating works other than articles as well as works that can be found by DOI.

  • Europe PubMed Central: The Europe PubMed Central integration allows you to import works from the Europe PubMed database, which includes all articles indexed by PubMed Central. Recommended for adding multiple published articles, and patents.

  • ISNI2ORCID: The ISNI2ORCID integration allows you to link your ORCID and ISNI records in the Other IDs section, and can be used to import books associated with your ISNI. Recommended for adding books.

  • KoreaMed: The KoreaMed integration allows you to link articles from KoreaMed to your ORCID record. Recommended for researchers who have published in Korean or in English-language Korean journals.

  • MLA International Bibliography: The MLA International Bibliography integration allows users to import books and articles from the Modern Language Association's database. Recommended for adding works in the humanities.

  • Redalyc: The Redalyc integration allows you to import metadata from Redalyc's index of open access peer-reviewed journals. Recommended for researchers who have published in Spanish or Portuguese.

  • ResearcherID: Use this tool to link your ResearcherID account and works from it to your ORCID record in the Other IDs section, and to send biographical and works information between ORCID and ResearcherID. Recommended for adding multiple published articles to your ORCID record.

  • Scopus Author ID: Use this wizard to add your Scopus Author ID to your Other IDs section of your record and import works associated with your Scopus Author ID; see Manage My [Scopus] Author Profile for more information. Recommended for adding multiple published articles to your ORCID record.


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