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Assessing Research Impact

Assess the Impact of Research

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Gordon Library provides expert consultation and robust tools for telling the story of a researcher/scholar's effectiveness in creating positive change through their work.

Traditional methods of measuring research impact have for decades included providing bibliometrics on citations, journals, and authors.  Gordon library is equipped with the research databases needed to find such metrics. In addition, the library provides guidance beyond the metrics for those who wish to report qualitative evidence of the impact of their work.

Getting Started

Research metrics are contextual. A great place to start to explore what metrics might work best to tell the story of your work is the Metrics Toolkit.  Have questions?  Email us at with questions or to schedule a consultation on research metrics.