This is a practical guide to help you find publication and citation indicators using the University Library's tools and resources.
Throughout this guide we use the term indicators instead of the term 'metrics'. There are very few true 'metrics' of research performance; citations are an indicator - not a measure - of research esteem.
Contact the Research Strategy and Policy Office (RSPO) if you are interested in the strategic use of indicators at an institutional or departmental level.
Web of Science and Scopus are the best known proprietary sources of citation data; Google Scholar provides free access to citation data generated automatically from its processes for indexing bibliographic records.