These tools include citation data analysis. Several other library databases include options for searching for citations but may not include tools for analysis. Please contact your Research Services Adviser for more information.

  • Dimensions
    A bibliographic database and analytical tool with that brings together grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials, patents and policy documents.
  • Scopus
    Citation counts are automatically updated in Research Outputs, for any Scopus record that has been added from an automatic search of Scopus.
  • Web of Science Core Collection
    Citation counts are automatically updated in Research Outputs, for any Web of Science record that has been added from an automatic search of Web of Science.
  • Google Scholar
    Wide disciplinary coverage, with a Cited By link for all items.
  • Essential Science Indicators
    ESI is an analytical resource presenting science performance statistics and research trends, based on journal article counts and citation data from the Web of Science citation indexes.

Institutional repositories store research publications, creative works and research data. They support researchers with curation of research outputs; discovery of published materials; citation and reuse of research. University of Auckland researchers have access to:

  • Research Repository
    An archive of research works including books, chapters, articles and conference papers.
  • Institutional Figshare
    The Data Publishing and Discovery Service, an archive of research data, including datasets, code, instrument data, and image or media files.

You can benchmark your research performance based on citations for publications in Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus using two bibliometric tools, Scival and InCites.

Why use them?

  • They are quantitative measures of impact.
  • Valid for disciplines well covered in WoS and Scopus.
  • University rankings (QS, THE, ARWU) use WoS and Scopus data.
  • Objective evidence that institutions can access.
  • Metrics are adjusted for disciplinary differences in citation patterns.


  • Only cover publications indexed in WoS and Scopus (poor coverage in humanities and book types).
  • Quantitative and citation-based metrics do not reflect the full impact of publications.
  • Benchmarking is only useful in so far as the entities chosen provide meaningful comparisons.

Connect to the tools now and start generating your profile. A self-help guide on how to generate key author metrics is available.

  • InCites
    Citation-based tool for reporting on individual and institutional research performance, including citation counts and normalised citation performance for Web of Science publications.
  • SciVal
    A bibliometrics tool for retrieving key author metrics for publications indexed in Scopus.

University Research Repository

Put a copy of your publications in the University Research Repository, the digital collection of the University's research outputs, including full-text theses, publications and working papers.

How the University Research Repository increases visibility

  • It is indexed by all of the major search engines, including Google Scholar.
  • It optimises a researcher's social impact as repository items are accessible to the general public.

How the University Research Repository tracks impact

Click View Usage Statistics from the item record to see

  • The total views of your repository item records if the full texts cannot be made publicly available.
  • The total downloads (file visits) of your repository items if they can be made publicly available.

How to deposit to ResearchSpace

University staff can self-archive their research output publications and creative works to ResearchSpace by depositing full-text content using the University's research management and reporting system - Research Outputs

Copyright checking

Check on the SHERPA/RoMEO site for the version that can be archived. Copyright checking will be done by repository specialists to decide if the uploaded versions can be made openly accessible.

  • University of Auckland Research Repository
    Increase the visibility of your publications by uploading full text in Research Outputs and granting the Library the right to archive the full text in ResearchSpace. This feature is only available to University of Auckland staff and doctoral candidates.

Last updated : 16 November 2022
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