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Search and Find: Online Resources: Plum Metrics

IT Carlow Library's guide to using Search and Find : Online Resources to search online articles and databases

Plum Metrics in Search and Find

The institute’s Search and Find web discovery service displays Plum Metrics data with search results.

Plum Metrics are metrics and qualitative data which complement traditional, citation-based metrics and are derived from web-based activity such as social media reflecting the impact of scholarly research. These types of metrics are called altmetrics.

When a set of results are displayed from a Search and Find search a Plum Metrics badge will be displayed where applicable, e.g.

The badge can be expanded to give more detailed information:

The ‘See details’ link will give a full summary:

and provides publication details and an article summary.

Further information on Plum Metrics can be found at: