EndNote Web goes social

EndNote WebIf you already subscribe to EndNote Web (see below how to benefit from the library subscription), you may have access to a new network for researchers called EndNote Community. This network has been created for the specific needs of the academic and research community, with subject groups, polls and the ability to search for people by name or discipline.

Just like the other networks, you can search and add connections, post to your wall or the wall of your connections and view your latest news on your wall. You can also post polls, invite people to events and uploads files.

The EndNote community is based on subject areas and the groups include areas for discussion as well as lists of members. Anyone can create a new group for subjects or a sub-subject group of an existing one.

Also note that you can access EndNote training, tutorials and discussions groups within the network. This enables you to have your questions answered by other EndNote users.

You can create your personal profile on EndNote Web using this link. Please note that the initial sign-up must be done on campus. Once signed up, you will be able to log into EndNote on and off campus.

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Viewing Altmetrics

Viewing Altmetrics

Altmetrics are a new form of metrics,  proposed as an alternative to Journal Impact Factor and other personal citation indices.

They often focus on social networks, online reference managers and bookmarking for analysis, as opposed to peer citation.

See how Altmetrics are used by an institutional repository

Below are two examples from two articles.

Note the presence of the  icon below the social network links.
Click this icon to see a breakdown of the article metrics; the platform the article was shared from, what was written or tweeted about the article, where it was shared, and its overall score.

For more information on Altmetrics, visit their site.