Citation indexes track citations authors include in the reference lists of their publications.
Many databases include citation count data. However, no single database will index all publications by an individual researcher. When searching for citation data it is recommended that you check at the least Scopus and Web of Science Citation Indexes.
Article level metrics can provide details about the usage of publications, such as the number of:
Beall's List of Misleading Metrics lists questionable companies that purport to provide valid scholarly metrics at the researchers, article of journal level.
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The Snowball Metrics Project is a collaboration between universities (with input from Australian universities) which aims to establish a set of common metrics to measure university research inputs, processes and outputs.