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Altmetric Explorer – Tracking Your Altmetrics

Altmetrics are new measures of impact by capturing online mentioning of research outputs such as papers and datasets. Altmetric Explorer, Plum Analytics and Impactstory are some popular altmetrics tools, and the Library has recently started a subscription to Altmetric Explorer. In this post, you will learn more about Altmetric Explorer.

A Demo to Create Networks of Papers using VOSviewer

VOSviewer is a popular software that visualizes connections between research works. You can use it to create networks of term co-occurrence. Here is a very good training video that guides you to do that.

Don’t Just Count: See Citation Types Using Scite

In your academic writing, you may cite a work to support your findings, or you may cite to refute the argument in the cited work. Citation count ("1" in both cases) does not tell you how a work is cited. Now there are tools that can reveal citation contexts. This post introduces one of such tools: scite.

A Quick Test on 6 Citation Databases

Why does Google Scholar show higher citation counts than Scopus and Web of Science? What tools are better for tracing citations in fields outside of science and engineering?

Counting Citations: Old Tools and New Tools

You are probably familiar with using Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar to find citations between scholarly works. This week, we look at alternative citation indices that are also powerful, and free to use!