Massey Researcher Impact in Scholarly Sources and Media - Non-Text Outputs

Rather than looking at individual research outputs this tool looks for information on the overall impact of your research based on a series of searches for your name. If your name is not a particularly unique one you may struggle to differentiate your impact from that of other individuals with the same name.

First name

Last name

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Does commentary  appear in the Proquest databases?

The Proquest family includes a number of key arts and design databases that between them cover many hundreds of scholarly and professional journals and magzines in the arts and music.  

Google Scholar and Google Books

Google Scholar does a reasonable job of identifying individual researchers and this search adds the Massey address to make it more accurate. However if a significant proportion of your research was not carried out at Massey then this will probably not be found. Be aware that Google Scholar citation counts will be inflated and should be treated with caution, but that significant citations will often be found that the scholarly databases miss.

Google Scholar may also find commentary on your work - use MasseyLink to open the full text of these articles.

This search will find books on which your name appears on the same page as the word Massey. Do not treat it as a metric but as a potential source of evidence of your impact. Check carefully to ensure that you are the person being referred to.

The Google Books algorithm will find many items that do not include your name at all. Your name should appear in the snippet like this -

New Zealand Sources

New Zealand information can be a valuable source of evidence for the broader social, political, cultural or economic impact of your research.

Index New Zealand searches local journals and trade publications

Newztext provides coverage to more than 1,000 New Zealand publications, many of which could include book and exhibition reviews and other relevant articles.  Titles include New Zealand Books, Art New Zealand, The Listener, Metro, He Pukenga Korero, Landfall, New Zealand Journal of History and of course the newspapers.

If you have appeared on Radio New Zealand or featured in their news broadcasts then this search can provide evidence of this, including links to audio.

References in government reports and other official documents can be particularly valuable evidence of the uptake and implementation of your research.

Other Sources

A straight Google search for your name is always worth trying and you can add the titles of creative works to the search to see  if there is anything out there  by way of commentary in blogs and on websites.

While Google News Archive is not as thorough as Newtext is may find some international mentions of your name.

Has your name been tweeted? If you have a Twitter handle or a hashtag associated with your research don't foget to search for them as well, as tweets can be a good source of endorsement and positive comment.

Search Twitter here.