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Faculty Research Support

This guide provides resources for assisting faculty with their research

Use this page to:

Investigate alternate ways to build a research profile.

Find out about social networking sites you can join.

Getting Help

Research Help

   Library Help Desk
   Ground floor, AUS Library
   06 5152277
   Help desk open during library hours


For help during academic calendar weekends, final exams & semester breaks, email:

Modified hours for Ramadan & summer semester

Alternative Measures (Altmetrics)

Altmetrics are alternative metrics derived from open web resources. They measure the number of times a research output is tweeted, downloaded, viewed, discussed etc., pointing to the public or social visibility of the output.

Researchers who work in disciplines that are not associated with the accumulation of citations in available academic resources, can use altmetrics to demonstrate the reach and significance of their work.

Altmetrics can also be used to complement traditional measures of impact.

Altmetrics Resources and Tools

Many web-based tools are available to help researchers explore and share the diverse impact of their research product.  Popular examples include the following:

Social Networking Sites

When building a research profile that will provide evidence of your individual impact and to build your own research profile, consider signing on to social networking sites, listing publications and tracking how often articles have been viewed and who is following.  This is also a way to build an online profile and make links with academics and researchers who share the same interests.  Popular academic networking websites include: