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Introduction to Bibliometrics for Beginners

Introduction to Bibliometrics for Beginners

Introduction to Bibliometrics for Beginners


This presentation will provide an overview of what bibliometrics is, how to use metrics appropriately, and their limitations.  It is aimed at those with no or little prior knowledge of the area, and explains the most commonly used author metrics (e.g. citations, field-weighted citation impact, h-index) and the tools that can be used to calculate them.


By the end of the session you will have learnt:

  • The uses and limitations of bibliometrics
  • How to track citations of your publications using Scopus and Google Scholar
  • Key author metrics and how to calculate them e.g. h-index
  • How to locate alternative metrics (altmetrics)
  • How to add citation metrics to your CV


Who should attend?

This course will be of interest to academic staff and researchers in any discipline.

PhD students who attend this event can attain a Certificate of Attendance via Sisweb.

Attendance at this workshop / presentation may satisfy the CPD requirements of some professional bodies; a certificate of completion can be supplied upon request.

Thursday, 15th March 2018
10:00am - 11:30am
Library Link 3
James Joyce Library
Michelle Dalton
Researcher Workshops Scholarly Communications
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