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E-visibility: LinkedIn

This is a library guide which provides guidance in creating an online presence for researchers. The aim is to be e-visible and not invisible.


LinkedIn is a professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe which allows you to connect with your colleagues and other potential resaerchers. Create an online profile on LinkedIn to become e-visible.

Benefits to creating a research profile on social media for researchers

  • E-profiles give researchers an identifiable online research presence for increased discoverability
  • E-profiles increase funding opportunities, networking and collaboration amongst researchers globally
  • It allows researchers to link research output to an e-profile to make the research output more discoverable and accessible on the Web