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Bibliometrics and Altmetrics: Measuring the Impact of Knowledge

This guide includes information on which of the databases contain citation measures that can be used to gage either an author, article or journal impact.

Ask a Librarian

Librarians are available to provide training to faculty and/or their student assistants in measuring the impact of their research.  Contact your subject librarian to make an appointment to:

  • Identify and learn to use the best databases for cited reference searching in your field;
  • Determine journal impact factors and journal rankings by subject category;
  • Explore h-Index and other metrics for evaluating the impact of research;
  • Discover the problems and pitfalls of the process.

You can also make follow-up appointments if needed.

Type of Inquiry Contact
General questions about the content of this guide

   Patti Cossard 
   (301-405-6316)

   Nedelina Tchangalova 
   (301-405-9151)

Questions related to a specific subject discipline

   Subject librarians

Students and faculty at the Universities of Shady Grove (USG) and at University System of Maryland (USM) Institutions

   Reference librarians at Shady Grove Library

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