Altmetrics added to Library Search

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











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