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Altmetrics: Tools


The University of Pittsburgh community has access to PlumX, a robust altmetrics tool. For information on how to use PlumX, see the PlumX at Pitt tab on this guide

profile page for researcher George Reid Andrews with metrics


ImpactStory is a free tool that allows researchers to build their own profiles and is not attached to any institution. Find out more at

ImpactStory profile for Ethan White, showing metrics and articles (not to be confused with altmetrics themselves) is a commercial provider of altmetrics data. Known for their "doughnut" with a score, many widgets appear on publisher websites and even in library catalogues. Some data is available for free. See more at

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