My UW-Madison - Search for UW Experts FAQ

This document explains how to use the Search for UW Experts tool in the My UW-Madison Research tab.


The Search for UW Experts module allows for convenient access to several major campus search engines for locating UW-Madison researchers and faculty members with expertise across a broad range of research and academic topics. The module is located in My UW-Madison.

Finding the Module

  1. Log into My UW-Madison
  2. Go to the MyUW Search bar at the top of MyUW.
  3. Search for Search for UW Experts. Click on the app to lauch it,  or click "Add to Home" for easier access in the future. .

How To Search

There are two ways to search for experts in the module: by expertise and by name.

Search by Expertise

  1. Click on the Search By Expertise tab
  2. Type in the keyword for which you want to search
  3. Click on the Search Engine of your choice, as shown below


Search by Name

  1. Click on the Search By Name tab
  2. Type in the Last name and First name
  3. Click on the Search Engine of your choice, as shown below


An example search - Finding an expert in chromatography

Here is an example search by expertise for the keyword chromatography in the Wisconsin Discovery Portal search engine.


Common Problems

  • Unable to see the module in the Research tab in MyUW Classic.

    • All My UW-Madison users should have access to the module. If you don't see the module, try adding the module via the Customize drop box in the upper left hand corner of the page, select "Add Module".  

  • Error message is displayed when attempting a search.

    • The user is either having network issues or the search engine is down.

Contact Information

Search EngineEmail AddressOther Contact Info
Wisconsin Discovery
University Communications Expert Databasecomments@uc.wisc.edu
School of
College of Engineeringwebmaster@engr.wisc.edu
Campus Directory Searchhomepage@uc.wisc.edu

Keywords:Experts Expertise Discovery Portal School of Business College of Engineering Directory search UW   Doc ID:12019
Owner:MICHAEL F.Group:My UW-Madison Portal
Created:2009-08-21 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-07-19 13:04 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, My UW-Madison Portal
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