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Dimensions

Data dashboard to support your research case

Finding publications with most citations

I want to locate all University of Melbourne attributed publications in Dimensions. I also want to see which of all those publications have the highest Citations.

Dimensions display of Publications assigned to University of Melbourne

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1. In Dimensions, click the Publications heading

2. From the Filters menu (left side) expand 'Research Organization' and find 'The University of Melbourne'

3. Click the 'Limit to' button at the bottom.

4. Publications are listed by Title, Researcher, Source Title, Funder, Research Organization and time period.

5. Select 'Citations' from the 'Sort by' function.

6. In the 'Analytical View' a more detailed breakdown of the results is listed. For example expand 'Researcher' to see an aggregated table of relevant outputs per researcher or a heat-map of the same kind of information.

Finding UOM research outputs for 2017

I want to locate all University of Melbourne attributed publications for the 2017 publication year to further analyse. In which other ways can I analyse and visualise the publication information?

 

University of Melbourne Research Outputs for 2017

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1. In Dimensions click the Publications heading

2. From the Filters menu (left side) expand 'Research Organization' and find 'The University of Melbourne', expand 'Publication year'

3. Click the 'Limit to' button at the right of '2017'

See a heatmap of the number of publications by Research Categories

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1. In Dimensions click the publications heading

2. From the Filters menu (left side) expand 'Research Organization' and find 'The University of Melbourne', expand Publication year' and 'limit to' 2017

3. In the 'Analytical views' on the right, a more detailed breakdown of the results is listed. For example, it is now possible to see a breakdown of the 2017 UOM publications displayed as a heat-map and summarised by output/research categories. Different kinds of analytical views displays are at your fingertips.

4. Click 'Analytical views' and click 'research categories' or any other choice of breakdown of data.

Finding the publication metrics for my publication

I am interested to see what publication metrics I can see about my publication “intercloud utility-oriented federation of cloud computing environments…” How are citations for this research output distributed over time?

Seeing publication metrics for my publication in Dimensions

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See citations for your publication distributed over time using Dimensions

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1. In Dimensions you can use basic search operators such as 'AND' + 'OR' + 'NOT', as in other databases/indexes that you are familiar with.

2. You can use parentheses to group search terms and operators correctly.

3. You can use Double Quotes to find an exact match for a phrase.

4. You can choose to search in the 'Full data' (full text), or in the 'Title/abstract' (main metadata for the publication/output).

5. In this example, we have used a phrase search on words in the title of the publication.

6. If the source data has been successfully tracked, Dimensions will return everything about it.

7. Clearly, in some cases even a correctly entered keyword will not retrieve any results in a search if it is not present in the database.

Finding researchers working in a specific field

Can I find researchers doing work on cost-utility analysis in disaster recovery to potentially collaborate with?

Viewing and analysing data of potential collaborators in Dimensions

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1. In Dimensions click the publications heading

2. Type a search similar to - cost-utility AND (humanitarian OR crises OR emergency OR disaster OR relief) - into the search box at the head of the page.

3. Use the filters to the left or the analytical views to the right to break the data down further and explore what you can find about the researchers working in this research area.