Set up an account
To gain full access to the ELC website, you must have an account.
Contact George Alter, Director of ICPSR to get an account set up for you. Tell him your institutional affiliation, department, professional interests, and fields of study. You may also provide the URL of your website or professional profile.
Join the member list
When you are logged in, select "Create content" and "Member Profile." The system will display fields to create your "Member profile."
Edit your profile by selecting "Create content" and then "Member profile".
Clicking on a name on the "MEMBER LIST" tab displays the member profile.
Select the "BIBLIOGRAPHY" tab search or browse the bibliography.
You may export items from the bibliography by using the "RTF Tagged XML BibTex" options. For example, the "Tagged" option will download bibliography entries directly into EndNote.
To export a single item, use the options after that item.
To export multiple items, use the Search and Filter functions to create a list, and then use the export options above the list to download them as a group.
Members may add items to the bibliography.
Select "Create content" and "Bibliography".
There are several ways to add to the bibliography:
For manual entry, select a "Publication Type". A list of fields relevant to that type of publication will appear.
allows an entry to be added in BibTex format.
will retrieve a citation based on its DOI (digital object identifier). Most journals assign DOIs, which can also be found in citation services, like Web of Science.
will retrieve a citation using its PubMed ID.
Select "Create content" and "Announcements" to create an announcement, which will be displayed on the ELC home page. You may use some HTML tags to enhance your announcement.