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Guides Relevant to Bibliometrics

White Paper on Bibliometrics

The White Paper, "Measuring Research Output Through Bibliometrics", provides a high-level review of bibliometrics, and provides recommended practices for working with bibliometric data.

The White Paper is not a policy paper; instead, it defines and summarizes evidence that addresses appropriate use of bibliometric data at the University of Waterloo.

For further information connected to this white paper, please contact:


Working Group on Bibliometrics
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON Canada N2L 3G1


Get Started

  • Sometimes it is easier to begin the process with a paper list of your articles.  This will allow you to make notes and keep track of what steps have been accomplished for each article.

Author Profiles

  • Doing an author search in Google Scholar can sometimes be a challenge!  If you create a profile via Google Scholar Citations, Google Scholar will automatically narrow down potential article results for you. This may save time when attempting to locate your articles, but be aware that doing the search yourself is the only way to ensure that all of your articles are included. In creating a Google Scholar Citations Profile, there is the chance that Google Scholar may miss a few.

Find Your Citations

  • RefWorks: If you are having problems importing citations into RefWorks, try switching browsers (e.g. from Internet Explorer to Firefox, or vice versa).
  • More on RefWorks.

Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian

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Laura Bredahl
LIB 320
Dana Porter Library
University of Waterloo
519 888 4567 x40038