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Welcome to the ResearchGate Libguide

ResearchGate is a social networking site connecting researchers throughout the world by allowing them to share publications, and information. This guide provides an introduction to ResearchGate and contains information about some of the most useful features to help researchers and professors creating a ResearchGate profile. 

ResearchGate was started by two researchers Dr. Ijad Madisch and Dr. Sören Hofmayer, and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher.  ResearchGate today has more than 7 million members. 

Here's a quick tour of a ResearchGate profile

A ResearchGate profile shows an overview to the researcher’s work: their publications, their professional expertise, their institutions, their contributions, and all the questions they have answered on the website. This is the best way researchers show their peers what they have been working on, and current projects. 

Here is an example of a ResearchGate Profile! 

Researcher: Yuanchang Xie

research gate profile page

Screenshot of Yuanchang Xie’s profile was taken on the 20th of July 2015.

  • Click on "ResearchGate Profile" for more information about creating a profile, changing name, adding skills and photo, and more. 

Publication is one of the most useful features on ResearchGate: whether you are adding your research (Journal articles, conference papers, and more), looking for research in your field, or simply downloading other researcher’s work.

Here is an example of ResearchGate publications!

Researcher: Yuanchang Xie

researchgate publications page

Screenshot of Yuanchang Xie’s profile was taken on the 20th of July 2015.

  • Click on "Publications" for more information about adding or removing publication, editing and reviewing publications to your profile. 

Q&A is where you can ask research-related questions and get them answered by other specialists. It’s also the best place for you to share your knowledge, connect with researchers, and identify yourself as an expert in your field.

queston page in researchgate


  • Click on "Question & Answer" for more information about asking and answer questions, finding related questions, and following a specific question. 

About Researchgate

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Why you should create a researchgate Profile:

  • Access millions publication on your field
  • Connect with colleagues, peers, and specialists
  • Get answers from specialists to research problems
  • Find the right job or recruit the top talent in science and research