Announcing the BASE ORCID Search & Link Wizard | ORCID
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"You may not have heard of it, but BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) is one of the world’s largest academic search engines - indexing more than 100 million documents. It has been developed and is run by Bielefeld University Library in Germany. Several things are special about this search engine. First, it does not crawl the web. Instead, it harvests institutional repositories and journals via a more precise standard protocol called OAI-PMH. Second, it is non-commercial, free to use, ad-free and transparent: information about its index size and regional coverage are readily available. Third, it favours open access: results with freely available full text are listed first by default.
To make its output even more useful and reliable, BASE has recently integrated with ORCID, so that users can now easily associate their own publications in BASE with their ORCID iD. In future, a search for an author by ORCID iD in BASE will return results only by that author and not by anybody else who happens to bear the same name - including documents published under the author’s other names and name variations."