Chris Belter joined the NIH Library in 2014. He received a Masters in Library Science from the University of Maryland and a BA in Religion from Shenandoah University. Prior to joining the NIH Library, he was a public services librarian at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library, where he used bibliometrics to analyze and evaluate portions of NOAA’s publication portfolio. His research focuses on how bibliometrics can expand and enhance the services provided by librarians.
What Can I Do For You
At the NIH Library, Chris provides expertise in bibliometrics and other methods of quantitative assessment to support NIH institutes, centers, and programs in conducting portfolio analysis. He advises on bibliometric methodology and the role of bibliometrics in portfolio analysis, provides training on bibliometric tools and techniques, and analyzes publications produced by NIH’s intramural and extramural research programs.
Articles and Book Chapters:
Glass, R. I., Garcia, P. J., Belter, C. W., Livinski, A. A., & Leon-Velarde, F. (2018). Rapid growth of biomedical research in Peru. The Lancet Global Health, 6(7), e728-e729. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30234-1
Federer, L. M., Belter, C. W., Joubert, D. J., Livinski, A., Lu, Y.-L., Snyders, L. N., & Thompson, H. (2018). Data sharing in PLOS ONE: An analysis of Data Availability Statements. Plos One, 13(5), e0194768. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0194768
Belter CW. 2018. 4 - Providing meaningful information: Part B—Bibliometric analysis. In: DeRosa A, editor. A Practical Guide for Informationists: Supporting Research and Clinical Practice. Chandos Publishing. p. 33-47. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-102017-3.00004-8
Gutzman KE, Bales ME, Belter CW, Chambers T, Chan L, Holmes KL, Lu Y-L, Palmer LA, Reznik-Zellen RC, Sarli CC et al. 2018. Research evaluation support services in biomedical libraries. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 106(1):1-14. doi:10.5195/jmla.2018.205
Belter CW. 2017. A relevance ranking method for citation-based search results. Scientometrics. 112(2):731-746. doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2406-y.
Nicastro HL, Belter CW, Lauer MS, Coady SA, Fine LJ, Loria CM. 2016. The productivity of NHLBI-funded obesity research, 1983-2013. Obesity. 24(6):1356-1365. doi:10.1002/oby.21478
King J, Belter CW, Burns B, Davis M. 2016. Creating value at the National Institutes of Health. Information Services and Use. 36(1-2):73-80. doi:10.3233/ISU-160802
Belter CW, Kaske NK. 2016. Using bibliometrics to demonstrate the value of library journal collections. College & Research Libraries. 77(4):410-422. doi:10.5860/crl.77.4.410
Belter CW. 2016. Citation analysis as a literature search method for systematic reviews. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 67(11):2766-2777. doi:10.1002/asi.23605
Belter CW. 2015. Bibliometric indicators: Opportunities and limits. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 103(4):219-221. doi:10.3163/1536-5050.103.4.014
Braden A, & Belter CW. Getting beyond the Impact Factor: Using bibliometrics for research evaluation at the NIH Library. Paper presented at the MLA 2018 annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.
Lu, Y. L., & Belter, C. W. 2017. Providing bibliometrics services in libraries: why, what, and how? Continuing education course presented at the SLA 2017 annual conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Holmes, K., Belter, C. W., Gore, S., Wheeler, T. R., Chan, L., Chambers, T., . . . Gutzman, K. E. 2017. From dreaming to doing: implementing research assessment services. Paper presented at the MLA 2017 annual meeting, Seattle, WA.
Belter CW. 2017. Citation searching and relevance ranking for systematic reviews. Poster presented at: MLA 2017. Seattle, WA.
Gutzman, K. E., Holmes, K., Belter, C. W., Lu, Y. L., Bales, M. E., Wheeler, T. R., . . . Suiter, A. M. 2017. Librarians as innovative collaborators: doing what it takes to form new partnerships Paper presented at the MLA 2017 annual meeting, Seattle, WA.
Lu, Y. L., & Belter, C. W. 2017. Providing bibliometrics services in medical libraries: why, what, and how? Continuing education course presented at the MLA 2017 annual meeting, Seattle, WA.
Dodson, S., Belter, C. W., Alexander, K., Sorlie, P., Bochner, D., Baumgart, J., & Volkov, M. 2017. Bibliographic tools and approaches for identifying research trends and milestone publications: A demonstration focused on the Framingham Heart Study. Poster presented at the 2017 NIH OPA Portfolio Analysis Symposium, Bethesda, MD.
Belter, C. W. 2017. The NIH Library bibliometric services program. Paper presented at the ACRL 2017 annual conference, Baltimore, MD.
Belter, C. W. 2017. Data-intensive services at the NIH Library. Paper presented at the 2017 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, Washington, DC
Lu YL, Belter CW, Charles L, Davis M, Livinski A, Terry N, Thompson H. 2016. The bibliometric services program at the NIH Library. Poster presented at: Bibliometrics and Research Assessment: a Symposium for Librarians and Information Professionals. Bethesda, MD.
Lu YL, Belter CW, Charles L, Davis M, Livinski A, Terry N, Thompson H. 2016. The bibliometric services program at the NIH Library. Poster presented at: 2016 NIH Research Festival. Bethesda, MD.
Kingsley D, Ten Have E, Belter C. 2016. The librarian's role in research assessment and highlighting value. Paper presented at: SLA 2016 Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Lee, S. Y., & Belter, C. W. (2015, 21 July). Visual analysis of minority health and health disparities portfolio at the National Institute of Mental Health. Poster presented at the 2015 NIH Portfolio Analysis Symposium, Bethesda, MD.
Nicastro, H. L., Belter, C. W., Lauer, M. S., Coady, S. A., Fine, L. J., & Loria, C. M. (2015, 21 July). Thirty years of obesity publications from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) studies. Poster presented at the 2015 NIH Portfolio Analysis Symposium, Bethesda, MD.
Fedorova-Abrams, N., Belter, C., Corrigan, J., Hsu, E., Lu, Y. L., Porter, A., & Grodzinski, P. (2015, 2-5 June). Assessing the effectiveness of the NCI's Alliance initiative in generating multidisciplinary scientific outputs and enabling clinical translation of nanotechnologies developed in academia. Poster presented at the Science of Team Science Conference 2015, Bethesda, MD.
Lu, Y. L., & Belter, C. W. (2015, 17-20 May). Library helps benchmark research performance of the department. Poster presented at the 2015 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.