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Dimensions is a freely available research database that indexes outputs including publications and datasets. 

Access to Dimensions is free. A further paid subscription level is available that provides further data about grants, patents and clinical trials: Please note that the University of Bolton does not have access to this paid institutional level of Dimensions. 

Why should I use Dimensions? 

Dimensions enables you to explore publications and datasets, and find connections between research outputs. 

Depending on the needs of your literature review, Dimensions may be a useful search source alongside other Library databases and Discover@Bolton.

Dimensions has particularly useful tools to explore research in relation to sustainability

Explore use cases for Dimensions

Explore a range of use cases on the Dimensions website, including identifying experts, horizon scanning for new technologies and evaluating the impact of an institution's researchers.