Altmetric.com is a provider and aggregator of altmetrics information. They provide a free tool that allows you to quickly find out the altmetrics details of a paper or research output - the only requirement is that the bookmarklet can only work on research outputs that have a valid Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
You can learn more about the bookmarklet here - https://www.altmetric.com/products/free-tools/bookmarklet/
Due to the poor coverage of published books and book chapters available in databases, it can be difficult for researchers to find citation information related to their books. However, researchers can turn to other databases or even public book review platforms to identify how others have reviewed their books. Platforms such as Book Review Digest Plus by EBSCO allows researchers to look for academic book reviews written by other academic researchers on their books. Other online platforms such as Amazon Books or GoodReads provides researchers with book reviews and ratings from the general public and allows an author to derive insights as to how their books are impacting readers and their everyday life beyond academia.
Book Review Digest Plus
Example of GoodReads reviews
Data repositories or institutional repositories can also be a source of altmetrics. For example, ScholarBank@NUS, our university's institutional repository collects, preserves and showcases the research output of NUS researchers and to increase the research visibility of our reseasrchers' works. Publications deposited in ScholarBank@NUS allows researchers to get altmetric information from Altmetric.com, page views, or number of downloads.
Visit ScholarBank@NUS to learn more.
Sometimes, researchers might be mentioned in newspapers, mass media, news or online websites for the great work that they have done. These news mentions could be about an interview, an award that they have received, or even news about an exhibition they have curated. Our library subscribed databases such as Nexis Uni or Factiva provides you with access to these news mentions as as form of alternative metrics.
Example of Nexis Uni
Altmetrics are also available at each Scopus document detail page through PlumX. PlumX gathers the impact footprint of research outputs indexed by Scopus and categorizes them into Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations.
Search for any documents on Scopus and click on the View all Metrics link on the right side of the page.
Other than the citation counts and field weighted citation impact, scroll down to the bottom of the page to find more altmetric information about the document.
Click on 'see details' to find out further information about the altmetrics provided by PlumX.