Bibliometric research is defined by the OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms as:
"The statistical analysis of books, articles, or other publications... to measure the “output” of individuals/research teams, institutions, and countries, to identify national and international networks, and to map the development of new (multi-disciplinary) fields of science and technology."
You can use bibliometrics to:
For information on bibliometrics used to distinguish the quality of a researcher's work see our guide on Documenting Impact and Increasing Visibility.
Below, a few tools and online guides that can help you start your Bibliometric research are listed.