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Scholarly Communication for Librarians: Research Metrics

This guide contains information and resources shared at the Scholarly Communication Boot Camp sessions.

Introduction to Research Metrics

How do you measure scholarly output?  There are many ways to do so, each with their own pluses and minuses.  This section introduces you to a variety of metrics, as well as some of the debates inherent in their use.

Metrics Toolkit

Altmetrics Bookmarklet

Altmetrics provides a free browser bookmark that can be used to find the Altmetric Score of different articles.  Altmetric scores can also be found in Summon and Scopus.

Metrics Activity

Test your familiarity with different scholarly communication topics by playing Jeopardy!  Categories include research metrics, citation managers, data management, and more.

Beyond Citation Counting

This webinar, sponsored by ACRL's University Libraries Section's Professional Development Committee, covers journal, article, and author metrics.  Additionally, Terry Owens provides some helpful tools for librarians to use for locating research metrics.

Overview of Research Metrics at ECU