Scholars@Duke for Visitors

Scholars@Duke spotlights the research and scholarly activities of our faculty, researchers, staff, and Ph.D./graduate students across the entire university and health system through web profiles.

Benefits that Scholars offers for visitors are the ability to:

  • View all Duke faculty spotlighted in a single system
  • Find people and expertise, publications, and grants by name or research topic
  • Learn about the research interests and achievements of our Duke faculty and physicians

Visitor FAQS

Scholars@Duke is a great way to dive into Duke scholarship through the perspective of a specific topic, an individual scholar, or an academic unit. By aggregating scholarly data across all Duke academic units, Scholars@Duke is an ideal platform for navigating the university's academic content.

Get started by building your own search now. 

Scholars profile data is comprised of information that is entered manually by the profile owner or their delegate plus data compiled from Duke institutional systems and trusted sources including:

  • dFac: HR/Faculty Appointment system in SAP
  • SPS: Sponsored Projects System (SPS)
  • DukeHub: Student information and courses system (DukeHub)

Publication data comes from Elements, the publications workflow system that harvests from bibliographic databases. The Office of News Communications provides links to news stories featuring Duke faculty.

Basic Search Tips

  • The default search works like the "With all of these words" option on the Advanced Search page.  If any of your search terms are optional, try using "With this exact phrase" option on the Advanced Search form.
  • Keep it simple. Use short, single terms unless your searches are returning too many results.  Use the filters on the results page to further narrow your search.
  • Searches are not case-sensitive, so "Geneva" and "geneva" are equivalent
  • If you are unsure of the correct spelling, add ~ to the end of your search term; e.g. "cabage~" finds cabbage, "steven~" finds Stephen and Stefan (as well as other similar names).
  • Use the wildcard * character to match an even wider variation; e.g. nano* will match both nanotechnology and nanofabrication.

Search results are ranked by a relevance score defined by Apache SOLR. Profiles and scholarly outputs with the greatest number of matches to the search criteria will rank the highest. A slight advantage in ranking goes to results that have a match in the title. For example “cardiac” in a publication title will rank higher than “cardiac” in the abstract.

For assistance with media appearances, contact the Duke Office of News and Communications

Contact the Scholars team to ask your question.