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Visualization Tools for Biblometric analysis

  • 1.  Visualization Tools for Biblometric analysis

    Posted 09-14-2021 13:18

    Hi there!

    I am looking for a free, or trial for free, and preferably cloud-based visualization tool which will allow me to analyze the references from a set of publications. I have been slated with finding out where a specific bit of information, that is often mentioned in peer-reviewed journal articles, is coming from. The only way I know to do this is to search for articles that contain that "bit of information" (usually in the abstract) and then look at where they are referencing it from. This is tedious and time-consuming. Sometimes it is referenced from a source that references from another source which references from another source (you get the idea).

    I have tried several tools (Local Citation Network, Open Knowledge Maps, Citation Gecko) but they do not quite do what I need (or maybe they do an I'm just not skilled enough at using them!). The tool would have to map a set of papers to the sources they are citing so that I can see what sources are being cited the most often. It would also be good if it included non-journal literature like government and NGO reports and white papers. Not too much to ask, right?

    I would think that there would be something like that out there already. It seems like it would be a good way to eek out mis- or outdated information that is often cited.

    Is anyone use a tool they like that they think might do that?

    I'm also looking, just generally, for visualization tools to use with delivering search results so that users can get a better sense of what is being published on a topic - Open Knowledge Maps and the visualization at Science.gov do a fairly good job with that. Does anyone use other tools?

    Thanks!



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    Louisa Verma
    Librarian
    Portland Cement Association
    (626) 691-2458
    lverma@cement.org
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