Discover the world of research and scholarship at Duke.

Looking for Duke faculty experts, instructors, clinicians, or researchers? Find them in Scholars@Duke!

  • Scholars is a research discovery system featuring the research, scholarship, and activities of Duke faculty members and academic staff.
  • Scholars displays web profiles that summarize a person's roles at Duke, their research, and their connections with colleagues.
  • Search by name, topic, or subject area to find content on Scholars profiles.

How does Scholars@Duke Work?

Scholars content is aggregated and continuously updated from a number of trusted sources at Duke. Some profile content can customized by profile owners and their delegates.

How Scholars Works Diagram which displays the various data sources that the Scholars system pulls data in from and examples of data that can be inputted manually by users, more details below

  • Appointments and other faculty data come from dFac, Duke's faculty system in SAP.
  • Publications come from Elements, a tool that aggregates publication metadata from bibliographic sources like Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, arXiv, RePEc, and others. Publications can also be added manually. 
  • Open Access publications are easy to add to DukeSpace, Duke Libraries' open access repository, making them freely available to colleagues, students, and the general public, which increase their impact.
  • Datasets deposited with Duke’s Research Data Repository will be added by Duke Libraries to Elements. (For questions about depositing your data here at Duke or elsewhere, contact
  • Grants are loaded from Duke's Sponsored Projects System (SPS) maintained by the Office of Research Support. Grants can also be added manually in Scholars.
  • Courses come from DukeHub, Duke's course management system.
  • Other automated content includes "In the News" stories from the Office of News and Communications and "External Relationships" from the Conflicts of Interest system.

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