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RCL Articles, Books & More

Guide to Articles, Books & More organization and features.

What is Altmetric?

The River Campus Libraries has access to Altmetric data for some items in Article, Books & More. Altmetric gathers data about online attention to scholarly articles and displays the data in search results. References to an article from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, news media, policy documents and more, are identified by Altmetric "donuts" and pop-ups.


Click the Altmetric donut or pop-up to see details about the references, including links to the most recent ones.

Altmetric Details Page

For each type of referring source (news, blogs, etc.) you will see the most-recent four references, with links to their original contexts. Earlier references are counted in the data, but not shown.

Altmetric Score

Altmetric weighted score

For more details about Altmetric's weighting system, please see their Attention Score webpage.

Altmetric Bookmarklet

To see Altmetric data outside of Articles & Books, a free Altmetric bookmarklet is available as a plug-in for Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers. When viewing information about a scholarly article in PubMed, ArXiv, or on a webpage containing the article's DOI, click the bookmarklet to see if any Altmetric data is available.


If you have a problem using the bookmarklet that is not addressed on the installation page, Alltmetric also maintains a Bookmarklet FAQ.