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Find bibliometric data

The main tools that collect and analyse citation data are:

Scopus

Scopus is a citation database of more than 21,000 journals, 40,000 books, 6.5 million conference papers and 24 million patents. The coverage of engineering and social sciences material is broader than Web of Science, but citation data is only available for papers published from 1996 onwards. Scopus covers:
  • Scholarly output
  • Citation counts
  • H-index
  • Number of co-authors
  • SCImago Journal Rank
  • Scopus SNIP

Learn more about Measuring the reach of your publications using Scopus (PDF)

SciVal

SciVal is a research performance assessment tool which uses data from Scopus. It allows you to benchmark individual researchers, groups of researchers and institutions based on a variety of bibliometric measures. It holds information for 4600 research institutions and 220 countries. You will need to register for a free Elsevier account to log-in to the resource.

Watch a short video about how to use SciVal and learn about benchmarking using SciVal

Learn more about Measuring the reach of your publications using SciVal (PDF)

Web of Science

Web of Science is a citation database of more than 12,000 journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings. Coverage includes science, social science and arts and humanities dating back to 1900. Web of Science covers:

  • Scholarly output
  • Citation counts
  • H-index

Learn more about Measuring the reach of your publications using Web of Science (PDF)

Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data from over 11,000 journals. Coverage includes science, medicine and social sciences dating back to 1998. Journal citation reports covers:

  • Journal impact factor
  • Most frequently cited journals in a field
  • Highest impact journals in a field
  • Largest journals in a field

Watch a short video about how to use Journal Citation Reports

Learn more about Journal ranking and analysis (online tutorial)

Learn more about Evaluating the impact of journals in your subject area (PDF)

Tracking your research impact (online tutorial): this tutorial explains how to use Web of Science and Scopus to track and assess research performance at individual, departmental and institutional level.