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Research impacts: sources and metrics

Welcome to Research impacts: sources and metrics, a course developed by the University Library (UL) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In this course the three most used databases for measuring research impact, Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar, are covered.

After going through the Research impacts: sources and metrics course, you will be able to

  • treat impact metrics with care: you know the pros and cons;
  • find articles on a particular topic in Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar;
  • find citing articles;
  • find articles written by a particular author;
  • find the H-index of an author;
  • influence your own presence in these databases;
  • find relevant journals;
  • compare journals based on journal metrics;
  • decide which indicator to use for what purpose, especially in the social sciences and humanities, and finally to
  • become familiar with the so-called EUR Impact Monitor, a tool 'under construction' combining metrics from several sources to do justice to the different publication cultures of EUR disciplines and research areas.

The menuĀ on the left of this screen shows the contents of this course.

This course is ordered by database, you can use the menu at the left side of the screen. This table gives a cross section of the course: you can see the topics covered for each database and follow the links to that particular part of the course.

Finding Web of Science Scopus Google Scholar &
Publish or Perish
Articles on a particular topic Web of Science Search Google Scholar
Citing articles Cited reference search Search Google Scholar
Articles by a particular author Author finder
Author search Publish or Perish
Google Scholar Citations
The H-index of an author Citation report Author evaluator Publish or Perish
Google Scholar Citations
You in the database ResearcherID Author feedback Google Scholar Citations

Journals & journal metrics

Journal Citation Reports Sources Journal Impact Analysis