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Access to Book Citation Index Expands in CIC Libraries

Sep 20, 2012

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Researchers and scholars at CIC universities have a powerful new tool to analyze the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly research through the Book Citation Index in the Web of Science. Made available through the CIC, the enhanced Web of Science tool optimizes the powerful features of citation navigation by bringing together scholarly book, journal, and conference proceedings literature.

Scholars in the social sciences and humanities who publish primarily in books are familiar with the lack of quality tools for effective citation tracking. The newly released Book Citation Index, integrated into Thomson’s Web of Science, provides citation counts and cited reference searching for over 30,000 books in the social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences. Recently licensed collectively by the CIC libraries, the Book Citation Index begins coverage in 2005 and adds 10,000 titles per year to the database.

The Web of Knowledge platform allows users to create and analyze custom data sets and eases searching, writing, and bibliography creation.  With the addition of the Book Citation Index, users can:

 

  • Analyze the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly and scientific research
  • Connect to institutional resources with direct links to library catalogs and eBook collections
  • Access more complete social sciences and humanities coverage as well as critical coverage in the sciences
  • Measure the contribution of books in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators
Authors from CIC universities have 2 million published items in the Web of Science.

Top 5 CIC-Authored Items in the Science Edition:

1. Title: Design and Modeling for Computer Experiments Introduction
Author(s): Fang, Kai-Tai; Li, Runze [The Pennsylvania State University]; Sudjianto, Agus
Source: DESIGN AND MODELING FOR COMPUTER EXPERIMENTS
Book Series: Chapman & Hall-CRC Computer Science and Data Analysis Series
Pages: 3-+ Published: 2006
Times Cited: 152 (from Web of Science)

2. Title: Semilandmarks in Three Dimensions
Author(s): Gunz, Philipp; Mitteroecker, Philipp [University of Michigan]; Bookstein, Fred L. [University of Michigan]
Editor(s): Slice, D. E.
Source: MODERN MORPHOMETRICS IN PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Book Series: Developments in Primatology-Progress and Prospects
Pages: 73-98 DOI : 10.1007/0-387-27614-9_3 Published: 2005
Times Cited: 86 (from Web of Science)

3. Title: TiO2 Nanotube Arrays Synthesis, Properties, and Applications Introduction
Author(s): Grimes, Craig A. [The Pennsylvania State University]; Mor, Gopal K. [The Pennsylvania State University]
Source: TIO2 NANOTUBE ARRAYS - SYNTHESIS, PROPERTIES, AND APPLICATIONS
Pages: XIII-XXVII Published: 2009
Times Cited: 69 (from Web of Science)

4. Title: The Maximum Principle Introduction and Preliminaries
Author(s): Pucci, Patrizia; Serrin, James [University of Minnesota]
Source: MAXIMUM PRINCIPLE
Book Series: Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications Volume: 73
Pages: 1-+ Published: 2007
Times Cited: 62 (from Web of Science)

5. Title: Multiscale Dissipative Mechanisms and Hierarchical Surfaces Friction, Superhydrophobicity, and Biomimetics Introduction
Author(s): Nosonovsky, Michael; Bhushan, Bharat [The Ohio State University]
Source: MULTISCALE DISSIPATIVE MECHANISMS AND HIERARCHICAL
SURFACES: FRICTION, SUPERHYDROPHOBICITY, AND BIOMIMETICS
Book Series: Nanoscience and Technology
Pages: 3-+ Published: 2008
Times Cited: 55 (from Web of Science)

Top 5 CIC-Authored Items in the Social Sciences & Humanities Edition:

1. Title: Why We’re So Smart
Author(s): Gentner, Dedre [Northwestern University]
Editor(s): Gentner, D.; Goldin-Meadow, S.
Source: LANGUAGE IN MIND: ADVANCES IN THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT
Book Series: Bradford Books
Pages: 195-235 Published: 2003
Times Cited: 84 (from Web of Science)

2. Title: Expressive Order Confirming Sentiments in Social Actions Introduction
Author(s): Heise, David R. [Indiana University]
Source: EXPRESSIVE ORDER: CONFIRMING SENTIMENTS IN SOCIAL ACTIONS
Pages: 3-+ Published: 2007
Times Cited: 35 (from Web of Science)

3. Title: Multidimensional Item Response Theory Introduction
Author(s): Reckase, Mark D. [Michigan State University]
Source: MULTIDIMENSIONAL ITEM RESPONSE THEORY
Book Series: Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages: 1-+ DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-89976-3_1 Published: 2009
Times Cited: 35 (from Web of Science)

4. Title: Mental Construal Processes: The Inclusion/Exclusion Model
Author(s): Schwarz, Norbert [University of Michigan]; Bless, Herbert
Editor(s): Stapel, D.A.; Suls, J.
Source: ASSIMILATION AND CONTRAST IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Pages: 119-141 Published: 2007
Times Cited: 34 (from Web of Science)

5. Title: Mediation
Author(s): Wertsch, James V. [Northwestern University]
Editor(s): Daniels, H.; Cole, M.; Wertsch, J. V.
Source: CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO VYGOTSKY
Pages: 178-192 Published: 2007
Times Cited: 32 (from Web of Science)

To find out more about how to get the most out of this new tool, please visit the Book Citation Index for more information.

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