Make sure your theses, dissertation and research publications are correctly attributed to you. How? Sign up for an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) number. ORCIDs are a relatively new international effort to provide author and contributor disambiguation across many databases and tools. Universities, libraries, publishers and researchers are partners in this effort.
You can learn more about ORCIDs on the ORCID website (http://support.orcid.org/knowledgebase/topics/19379-frequently-asked-questions) or from your subject librarian (http://library.missouri.edu/contactus/#_contacts_).
Sign up for an ORCID today: http://orcid.org