Tracking citations and online mentions

A resource from the Library and Research Services


This guide gives an introduction to bibliometrics and altmetrics and how you can use them to track attention received by published research outputs.

What are bibliometrics & altmetrics?

There are many different metrics available, each using different calculations and data to assess different aspects of research publication.

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Using metrics responsibly

Metrics can be a useful tool, but they are not on their own sufficient to assess research fairly.

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Using metrics responsibly
What to use metrics for and when

Uses of bibliometrics and altmetrics

There are many different metrics available. It's important that you use the appropriate one for the question you're trying to answer

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Support for bibliometrics & altmetrics

Access the support available from Professional Service staff in the Library and Research & Innovation Services

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Support for metrics