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Altmetrics for Researchers

This guide provides information on altenative metrics (altmetrics).

Research Networking Tools – for researchers to share and follow research.

Mendeley – other than being a free reference manager, Mendeley also functions as an academic social network; acquired by Elsevier in spring 2013.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) – a research network for dissemination of scholarly research in social sciences and humanities and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

ResearchGate – a free research networking tool.

VIVO - An interdisciplinary network of scientists facilitating scholarly discovery. Institutions will participate in the network by installing VIVO, or by providing semantic web-compliant data to the network; developed at Cornell University in 2003 with an NIH grant.


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