Available Until 9/6/2022

Bibliometric Services in the Library: Fundamentals and Basic Analysis*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Ya-Ling Lu at ya-ling.lu@fda.hhs.gov

Librarians at medical, academic, and corporate libraries are increasingly being asked for assistance in evaluating the scientific research produced at their institutions. Many researchers and administrators have used bibliometrics analysis as an effective method to provide evidence of their research impact and to describe their research. Librarians who can provide bibliometric support for such groups will find these skills much sought-after. The instructor of this workshop has offered dozens of training workshops at many national and regional training events. In this course, attendees will learn about some key concepts of bibliometrics and how to perform basic bibliometric analyses. Web of Science will be used for demonstration purposes. 

Learning Objectives  

After participating in this course, attendees will understand what bibliometrics is and what it can do. Specifically, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the pros and cons of different metrics
  • Find different citation metrics for a portfolio
  • Conduct basic bibliometric analysis


  • Why Bibliometric services? Applications and uses: 10 minutes
  • What are Bibliometrics? Key concepts: 40 minutes
  • Break: 10 minutes
  • Basic analysis: 50 minutes
    • Getting data in and out of Web of Science
    • Basic bibliometric features in Web of Science
    • Basic bibliometric features in Essential Science Indicators
    • Citation percentiles: Why and how
    • Exercise: 10 minutes

MLA CE Credits: 2.0