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Syracuse University Libraries


How Can Dimensions Help Me?

Here are a few reasons why SU students, staff, and faculty may be interested in using Dimensions:

  • Find literature to support your article, literature review, or grant proposal
  • Stay on top of current literature in your field:
    • Search the database for peer reviewed literature and related documents such as preprints, conference proceedings, datasets, policy documents, and patents
    • Set up a Dimensions account then create email alerts to track the latest publications and prominent authors in your field
  • Find awarded grants
    • Search for literature on your research topic then see what granting organizations funded that research
    • Find the number of grants associated with Syracuse University
    • Find a specific grant associated with Syracuse University, then report on the publications, datasets, patents, etc. that are associated with that grant
  • Understand the research and scholarship happening at SU and beyond with custom reports and analysis
    • Recognize the types of attention SU researchers are receiving for their works (citation counts & altmetrics data)
    • Create visualizations such as graphs and collaboration networks for presentations or reports
    • Create custom groups of documents, people, grants, etc. in your personal Dimensions account. If you would like to share these groups with others at the University, contact the Libraries’ Research Impact Team at