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This guide provides an overview of bibliometrics (the statistical analysis of books, articles, or other publications) and Dartmouth's resources on the topic.

About Bibliometrics

Bibliometrics is the statistical analysis of books, articles or other publications. It measures the “output” of individuals, research groups, and institutions. Bibliometrics can be used to:

  • provide evidence for the impact of an individual or field of study's research

  • analyze trends in an individual or field of study's research

  • find new and emerging areas of research

  • identify potential research collaborators

  • identify suitable sources in which to publish