In recent months Library staff have been developing Library Search to include the well-known Altmetrics ‘donut’.
So how does Altmetrics work?
- See the Altmetrics badge (aka ‘donut’)
- Hover over it to find where the paper has been mentioned in the news policy and social media and how many times
- Each media type is a colour, so the more places a paper is mentioned the more colourful the badge appears
- To go into the detail, click through to the Altmetrics site and check out each tab
Try it now: Go to Library Search, search for “Why a pandemic flu shot caused narcolepsy”.
You can find lots of further information in this video Getting started with Altmetric badges