Skip navigation

Center for Faculty Development

Research Resources

Page Content

Research Process & Policies Resources

The Office of Research Integrity oversees the polices and integrity related to research at USM which includes oversight of:


Check the library’s list of Research Guides to find helpful resources (e.g., databases, journals, books, websites, and videso) by discipline.

Additional free online courses that may be useful can be found at

Scholarly Writing Resources

This webblog includes useful readings, activities, and a self-paced course, Writing Process Reengineering, on writing by Thomas Basbøll, writing consultant at the Copenhagen Business School Library.

Grants and Funding

Per their website, Office of Research Administration (ORA) assists faculty and staff as they pursue, then manage external funding for varied types of projects that support the University's mission. ORA is also responsible for the administration of contracts and grants awarded to the university.

Use ORA’s Assistance Navigator to help you find what you need

ORA is divided into four units to assist with securing and managing external funding:

  1. Funding and Information Services
  2. Proposal and Award Management
  3. Financial Reporting and Audit
  4. Compliance and Technology

ORA oversees SPIN, a web-based, comprehensive database of funding opportunities, as well as a worldwide database of scholar profiles to help you find collaborators and promote your own work.

As well, ORA provides access to the Grants Resource Center(GRC), that promotes federal and private sponsored funding opportunities and provides up-to-date funding information, and individualized services through campus liaisons through GrantSearch, a user-friendly funding database arranged by academic discipline.

Available to faculty, staff, and students in the CEHS, the Office of Research Support Services provides more tailored pre-award support for preparing and submitting funding proposals and acts as a liaison to ORA. is a comprehensive source of information about grants. It includes a database to search for all federal funding opportunities as well as resources for applicants.

The NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world which includes 27 separate institutes or centers all with their own mission and foci and funding opportunities.

NIH’s Grants and Funding website includes resources to find funding, assistance with the application process, and information on pre- and post-award processes.

The Department of Education oversees the establishment and administration of federal educational and educational financial programs.

View available Department of Education grants.

National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports science and engineering in all 50 states.

NFS funding resources include finding funding, support for preparing and submitting a proposal, as well as the ability to search and review funded projects.

Documenting Your Scholarly Impact

Data from these sources can help identify the impact of scholarly works by author. For each database search by author to cultivate list of publications and citations.

  • Google Scholar Citations: Search by author name to generate citation list, number of citations, and h-index.
  • Web of Science (log-in via USM Library): Search by author name, and then select “Citation Report” to generate a summary report of publications, citations (total and average per publication), and h-index
  • Journal Citation Reports (log-in via USM Library: Provides the most comprehensive list and metrics on journals. Can gather 5-year impact factor, total citations per year, journal citation indicator (citations compared to average citations of journals in the category), journal ranking by impact factor as well as other metrics.
  • Google Scholar Metrics: Provides a list of top 100 journals, that can be refined by subcategories, and provides h-index metrics. Includes the most basic information on journal metrics.
  • Scimago Journal & County Rank: Includes journals and country specific information drawing from information in the Scopus database.

Contact Us

Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #5211
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Campus Map