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What are bibliometrics?
Why use bibliometrics?
Is bibliometric data reliable?
What is citation searching?
Which databases can I use for citation searching?
How can I find out how often my publications have been cited?
How do I set up a citation alert?
What is an h-index?
How can I find out my h-index?
What is a Journal Impact Factor?
How can I find the impact factor for a particular journal?
How can I find out which journals in my field have the highest impact factor?
Should I be using Journal Impact Factors?
What are the alternatives to the Journal Impact Factor?
What are altmetrics?
Are bibliometrics used to inform the REF?
What effect does open access publishing have on citation metrics?