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Altmetrics, Bibliometrics and Scholarly Impact

Altmetrics refers to alternate measures of scholarly significance other than traditional measures of citation-based scholarly impact such as impact factor.

Academic Twitter accounts to follow

  • @APA
    • APA (American Psychological Association) advances psychological science to promote health, education and human welfare
  • @chronicle
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education leading news source for higher education.
  • @facultyfocus
    • From the Faculty Focus blog, tweets focused on higher education professionals.
    • Information Services is the leading provider of library resources (databases, resource management, and e-books)
  • @TexasTechLib
    • Updates from Texas Tech University Libraries
    • Online research and teaching platform with a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive
    • the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts
  • @pewresearch
    • Notifications of research reports from Pew Internet & American Life group.
  • @ProfHacker
    • Tips, tutorials, and commentary on pedagogy, productivity, and technology in higher education.
  • @reformanet
    • The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking
  • @research_inform
    • RIN focuses on understand and promoting the information needs of researchers
  • @ResearchGATE
    • Creating an online community for scientists and researchers!
  • @Science Pond
    • A Twitter aggregator for science topics.
  • Wiley - twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
    • A wide range of twitter handles, Facebook pages, and LinkedIn groups - all related to Wiley publications

Twitter Lists:
A beneficial and often underutilized organizational tool of twitter is the option in the "Settings" tab of creating Lists. Lists allow you to classify multiple users on twitter under a specific topic or category which allows you to isolate the information these users post and view them independent of other tweets.

To Gain a better understanding of how useful such lists can be, please try the following links.

Academic Facebook Pages to Follow

Facebook is currently the most popular and widely used social media tool in the United States today. It is used by people spanning a large range of age groups, interests, and locales. It is also used by a multitude of companies, businesses, publishers, and other academia-related groups that are interested in connecting with the public. Therefore, Facebook can prove to be a useful information tool for academic needs and interests if utilized correctly.

Academic Facebook Pages