CRESP Research Guide

A collection of useful resources for CRESP researchers.

What is Scholarly Impact?

There are a variety of methods to track, measure and evaluate scholarly outputs. This guide will review these methods and identify ways to retrieve and evaluate the information, as well as how to proactively manage a research profile.

No singular tool or method can definitively capture the impact of a researcher or a publication. Rather, impact can be assessed through quantitative and qualitative indicators which carry varying levels of importance, according to the scholarly communication norms of a particular field. 

The resources in this guide will assist in building a larger impact picture. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any assistance using or selecting any of these tools.

Attribution and Thanks

Thanks to Valerie Weis of the Harvard Kennedy School Library for the use of sections of her guide.