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Scholarly Communication Tools and Systems: Dimensions

Dimensions for the Institution

The free version of Dimensions provides openly-available search and metrics for more than 100 million publications.

With an institutional license to Dimensions Plus or Dimensions Analytics, the content they can access expands to cover grants, clinical trials, patents, datasets and policy documents, enabling them to gain deeper insights into a topic or field.

Dimensions - Digital Science

The Library provided access (trial 2018-2019) and now, ITS has licensed Dimensions [access here], a tool to maximize the discovery of research trends and the communication of your research impact. With millions of papers published each year, researchers struggle to not only find the research relevant to their work but also to keep track of the research landscape in the process. Dimensions brings together funding data, publications, altmetrics, citations, clinical trials and patents in a richly linked discovery platform.

  • Stay up to date on trending research topics to monitor developments in your field and strategize publishing efforts.
  • Track and communicate your impact
  • Discover grants and patents, both for your research and to discover research opportunities

For use cases, training materials, and UC San Diego institutional access to the tool see

For more information on use of Dimensions, email or contact your librarian.