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History: Your Research Impact: Altmetric Explorer

Altmetric

 

One of the databases offered by the University Libraries, you can also access it via the Databases A-Z page.

Use it to see the number of times your work is mentioned on

  • Social Media 
  • Policy and Patents
  • News (traditional and field specific)
  • Blogs (major organizations and individuals)
  • Other Sources (like Mendeley and CiteULike)
  • Academic Sources 

 

To be tracked, your work must have a research output identifier, for example, a DOI, ISBN, etc.

Important: Altmetric Explorer

  • measures attention, not quality.
  • only tracks public attention.
  • tracts only direct attention.
  • provides a single metric that can be used for comparisons, so use it wisely 

 

Altmetric Explorer can also be use to see outputs of the University as a whole or by department.

Using Altmetric Explorer

 

First you'll need to create an account:

 

The default screen is the result for Carnegie Mellon as a whole. Click edit search to search other variables, such as a person's name, a department, keywords, etc.  Clicking on the badges to the left of an item brings up more information.  For example, clicking on the colored badge next to the first article "Observation of...." will bring up an Attention score and where mentioned details for that article.

 

 

 

Enter a Researcher's name or department and click "Run Search" (at the bottom of the screen).  Default is searching Carnegie Mellon, but you can search the full database and/or search by other parameters such as keyword, title, publications, etc.

 

 

With the results, you can see Highlights (default), research outputs, timeline, demographics, mentions, and journals.  Searches can be saved as well. Clicking on the badges to the left of an item brings up more information.  For example, clicking on the colored badge next to the first article "Evaluation of a proposal..." will bring up an Attention score and where mentioned details for that article.

History Librarian

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Sue Collins
Contact:
Sue Collins
Senior Librarian
109E Hunt Library
4909 Frew St.
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Currently Working From Home and working part-time
Subjects: History, Reference