Gordon Library offers faculty research support in a variety of forms, including online guides and tutorials and research consultations at the library or at your office. Please contact Laura Robinson, Librarian, Faculty Development and Research Support Lead for coordinated services to faculty in the following areas, or schedule a consultation.


Investigating a new area of research or teaching?  Let us guide you through Gordon Library’s resources and Open Access collections available through the web.  We can also direct you to research facilities and collections around the world that are related to your areas of inquiry.  

Citation Management

Interested in learning a new tool to manage your pdfs and citations?  Gordon Library provides access to institutional editions of RefWorks, Endnote, and Mendeley.  We can also provide assistance with using Zotero, BibTex and other tools. For more information visit Citation Tools.

Faculty Research

Interested in what your colleagues are publishing? Explore easy ways to keep up with WPI faculty research and publications, including monthly newsletters and emails, RSS feeds, and more. For further information visit our WPI Faculty Publications guide.

Grants and Funding

The library works with the Office of Sponsored Programs, Research Solutions Institute, and Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy, to provide assistance in using Pivot and other research tools to find funding opportunities from government, corporations, foundations & private entities. Search in Pivot for research funding, fellowships, travel, equipment, prizes and more. For a comprehensive look at WPI support for grants and funding visit the WPI Funding Toolkit.

Online Presence

If you want to distinguish yourself academically or professionally online, we can guide you in identifying profiles and platforms that will help you reach your goals, such as ORCID, Scopus, and Google Scholar. For more information visit Curating your Online Presence.

Measuring Research Impact & Performance

Interested in citation analysis, impact factors, or altmetrics? We can work with you to tell the story of the impact of your work. At the institutional or departmental level, let us assist you with SciVal, a tool that enables you to benchmark research performance and provides data on 8,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide. For more information visit Assessing Research Impact.

Publishing and Copyright

Ask us about copyright, scholarly publishing models, fair use, and more.  Looking for places to publish or present?  We can assist with that as well. For further information visit Copyright Basics.

Scholarly Communication and Author Rights

Considering open access publishing? Wishing you had more rights to your own work?  We keep current on these issues and can meet to discuss your options. For further information visit our Open Access guide.