If you’re interested in creating a LibGuide on altmetrics at your institution, we recommend checking out these up-to-date, balanced LibGuides first.
- “Altmetrics”, University of Melbourne Library
Solid introduction to altmetrics and their benefits & limitations. Includes a list of tips on how to improve your altmetrics through social media outreach.
- “Research Impact, Citation Analysis & Altmetrics”, University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library
A comprehensive guide to traditional citation metrics and altmetrics. Includes guides and tutorials on how to find citations for your work, and (to a lesser extent) information on altmetrics tools.
- “Bibliometrics & altmetrics”, University of Maryland Libraries
Includes guides to using metrics for tenure & promotion.
- “Traditional & altmetrics” [page], Utrecht University Library
Part of a larger primer on research impact and visibility. Includes a comprehensive grid that compares metrics offered by and features of altmetrics services and citation databases.
- “DataBank: Scholarly Metrics intro”, Northwestern University Library
Information on scholarly metrics (including altmetrics) is broken down according to what’s being assessed (articles, journals, databases, etc).
- “Iowa State University Guide to Altmetrics,” Emma Molls & Megan O’Donnell, Iowa State University
A concise guide to what altmetrics are, where they come from, and how researchers can use them.
- “Altmetrics”, Andrea Horne Denton & Kimberly Barker, University of Virginia Health System Moore Library
A solid overview to altmetrics, aimed at beginners. Includes suggested readings and other educational resources. Useful for librarians.
- “Altmetrics, las otras métricas: ¿Qué es altmetrics?”, Biblioteca Universidad D Sevilla
An excellent Spanish-language primer on altmetrics, filled with references to other Spanish-language altmetrics research and resources.
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