COMPENDEX – New Fields for Author Identifier and URL
COMPENDEX now includes two new fields AUID (AUthor IDdentification) and URL. Both fields are available for data that entered the file since 2015.
The AUID field includes ORCID author identifiers. ORCID identifiers provide a means to unambiguously identify a particular author, even authors who have published under different names. Author identifiers in the AUID field are searchable, and records which include the AUID field can be found using AUID/FA. The field is available in a predefined format MAX or as custom display (hyperlinked).
As the volume of records with ORCID identifiers grows, this provides searchers with the opportunity to expand the comprehensiveness of their author searches, in a number of databases on STN, including COMPENDEX, EMBASE, and MEDLINE®.