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FAQs

  1. How do I submit my publications to NARCIS?
  2. What is the Digital Author Identifier - DAI?
  3. Why are some of my publications in NARCIS not listed on my researcher page?
  4. How do I report changes?
  5. How do I submit information on my expertise or my research projects?
  6. How do I add my photograph to NARCIS?
  7. Can I save my search results?
  8. Does NARCIS have an RSS feed?
  9. Where do I find the NARCIS Widget?
  10. Can I add my search results to my Favorites in my browser?
  11. How do I collect references using Zotero?
  12. What is OpenURL?
  13. Are the publications in NARCIS also available in Google and Google Scholar?

How do I submit my publications to NARCIS?

NARCIS provides access to Open Access and other publications taken from the repositories of all Dutch universities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and a number of research institutions. If you want to submit your publications to NARCIS, you should contact the repository manager at your employing institution. For contact details, see the list of repositories.

What is the Digital Author Identifier - DAI?

The Digital Author Identification (DAI) is a unique national number assigned to every author working at a Dutch university or research institute. The DAI ensures that all of an author's publications can be traced, regardless of how his or her name is reported on individual publications; it also distinguishes between authors who have the same name. In NARCIS, a researcher's DAI is reported on his or her researcher page.
Please see for example the DAI on the personal page of Prof.dr.H.J. Bennis.

The information found on the researcher page in NARCIS is taken from the Dutch Research Database (NOD); the publications and datasets are taken from the relevant repositories. The DAI makes it possible to list the publications and datasets on the researcher page.

If you don't have a DAI, then please contact the repository manager of your institution.

Why are some of my publications in NARCIS not listed on my researcher page?

Your publications will be listed on your researcher page if the institution you work for uses the Digital Author Identification (DAI) in its repository (see also question 2).

How do I report changes?

If you wish to change your project data, you can submit the amendment form. There is a link to the form available on every research project page. To go to the form, click on the button 'Update content' on the lower left-hand side of the researcher or project page. If you have a personal page in NARCIS, please update your data and add expertise by logging in to your personal data. You will receive a link to an amendment form in your email box. If you have questions about publications or datasets, please contact the repository managers of the participating institutions. For contact details, see the list of repositories.

How do I submit information on my expertise or my research projects?

If you want to report your research projects, please use this form. If you have a personal page in NARCIS, please update your data and add expertise by logging in to your personal data. You will receive a link to an amendment form in your email box. If you don't have an individual page in NARCIS, please register first. Within a few days you will receive an email with a link to your personal information. Then you can add new expertise and personal data.

How do I add my photograph to NARCIS?

You can e-mail your photograph or a new photograph to the editors of NARCIS at narcis@dans.knaw.nl.

Can I save my search results?

You can save your search results in various ways. You will see a button on the right that says 'Save search results'. If you click on this, you get a drop-down menu listing the various archiving options: RSS feed (see question 8), Widget (see question 9) and 'Add to favorites' (see question 10).

Does NARCIS have an RSS feed?

After performing a search, click on the button 'Save search results'. This will take you to the RSS feed, which will allow you to stay abreast of all the latest Open Access and other publications, datasets and research in your area of interest. Researchers can generate a personal list of publications.

Where do I find the NARCIS Widget?

A widget is a piece of programming code that users can embed into a website or blog to perform a specific function. The NARCIS Widget allows you to display Open Access and other publications, research projects, individuals or datasets in NARCIS dynamically on your blog or website. You will find the NARCIS Widget by clicking the button 'Save search results'. You can then copy the widget code to your website or blog.

Can I add my search results to my Favorites in my browser?

You can simply save your search results in your browser's list of 'favorites' (or 'bookmarks'; the name depends on the browser). After performing a search, click on the button 'Save search results', and then click on 'Add to favorites'. Give the search results an easily identifiable name, click 'Add', and the URL will be added to the list. New records will be added automatically.

How do I collect references using Zotero?

Zotero is a references management tool that can be downloaded free of charge. You can use it to collect, organise, analyse and share research sources. Zotero recognises cited books and articles in the NARCIS Web pages that you visit. Zotero is comparable to EndNote. In NARCIS, you can archive the data on a publication by saving it while visiting the NARCIS publication page, but you can also select and archive publications that you have turned up after performing a search. You can also use Zotero to export bibliographical data, for example into RIS format for EndNote, BibteX or RDF. Zotero is a Firefox, Opera and Mosaic plug-in and can be downloaded from www.zotero.org.

What is OpenURL?

NARCIS now has a huge number of records whose full-text versions are available to a restricted group, for example university staff and students. The page containing the bibliographical details of these records offers the 'OpenURL' option, giving many more users access to the full-text version of the article concerned. This involves using the institution's own OpenURL resolver, for example SFX. Users who cannot access this option in their own workplace can obtain information on the article's location through OCLC WorldCat.

Are the publications in NARCIS also available in Google and Google Scholar?

Publications submitted to NARCIS with summaries and/or full-text versions are provided to Google Scholar. In addition, all data found in NARCIS can also be found in Google. The content of NARCIS is also available in a number of other services, including Microsoft Academic Search, DART Europe E-theses Portal, Worldwidescience.org, Primo and EBSCO. For a complete list, please see "NARCIS content in other services".

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