WaterLeadership: Improving Bibliometrics for Early Career Researchers

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

As part of the Water Institute's WaterLeadership training series, the Water Institute, presents, " Improving Bibliometrics for Early Career Researchers” with special guest, Laura Bredahl, a Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian from the UW Library.

More information


Bibliometrics is an important indicator in research evaluation and can provide quantitative analyses alongside expert knowledge of a research area. However, navigating this can be difficult for researchers. Learn what you need to consider for improving the discoverability of your personal bibliometrics and how this might be helpful throughout your career.

The webinar aims to provide participants with an introductory level understanding of citation analysis and bibliometric visualization, focusing on their use in research evaluation. Participants will learn about the importance of the responsible use of bibliometric data, the problems and limitations associated with its use, and which indicators are appropriate in which contexts. We will show participants how to use Scopus or Web of Science to discover bibliometric data for individual papers and authors, and how to use InCites or SciVal to discover aggregated and normalized bibliometric data for groups of papers and for institutions.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand and interpret fundamental publication and citation-based statistics
  • Use a variety of tools in a proficient manner to create your own professional bibliometric visualizations; and
  • Reflect critically on proper and improper use of bibliometric information in the evaluation of scientific research.

Guest speaker:

  • Laura Bredahl, Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian, with the University of Waterloo Library

Who should take this training:

Researchers who want to understand and optimize their ability to create research impact metrics through bibliometrics. 

Online resources:


Registration is required. Please register here using your @uwaterloo.ca email address. Note that the WaterLeadership Online Training Course is only open to University of Waterloo students, faculty and staff.

Visit the WaterLeadership webpage for a full schedule of modules.

The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying or working at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access or wish to request accommodations for this event, please contact Julie Grant (j26grant@uwaterloo.ca)