Overton's database of policy document is extensive – at the time of writing, we have 6,069,397 policy documents from 30,644 policy organizations – and we're adding more all the time. On top of making their full text searchable we categorize and...
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For the past few months, I have been working with the Overton team to understand the makeup of materials indexed in the Overton database and the nature in which they cite academic literature. I’m pleased to announce that the results of this analysis...
Many of our users want to see where research by a given individual has been cited in our database of policy documents. You can now find all scholarly articles in Overton associated with a given ORCID (or set of ORCIDs)
We’ve tried to make it easy to use Overton as a university from the first login - and one way we do that is to automatically show you the policy documents that cite people or papers from your institution:
Think tanks play an influential role in the policymaking process in the UK and their research and recommendations are often picked up by government policymakers. Using Overton’s database of policy documents, we wanted to see which think tanks...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made use of Overton's policy document data to support their analysis in a recent publication, 'Macroeconomic Research in Low-income Countries: Advances Made in Five Key Areas Through a DFID-IMF...
We have made some improvements to our Excel export feature to make it even more useful for users.
What is Overton
We help universities, think tanks and publishers understand the reach and influence of their research.
The Overton platform is the world’s largest searchable policy database, with over 9 million documents from 31k organisations.
We track everything from white papers to think tank policy briefs to national clinical guidelines, and automatically find the references to scholarly research, academics and other outputs.