Providing meaningful information: Part B—Bibliometric analysis

Christopher W. Belter    National Institutes of Health Library, Bethesda, MD, United States


Bibliometrics are increasingly being used not only to evaluate scientific research and demonstrate the impact of scientific research programs, but also too often they are used without a full understanding of how they should be generated or interpreted. This presents an opportunity for librarians and informationists. With their preexisting skills and unique position, informationists are perfectly suited to provide accurate and informed bibliometric services to their customers. In this chapter, I will provide a brief introduction to the science of bibliometrics, make the case ...

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