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Clarivate Analytics Resources and Tools: Book Citation Index

The purpose of this guide is to supplement the UWM Libraries' Fall Into Research sessions.

What is it?


The Book Citation Index in Web of Science™ Core Collection connects a library’s book collection to powerful new discovery tools, giving researchers the ability to quickly and easily identify and access the most relevant books. As a part of Web of Science Core Collection, Book Citation Index allows users to search seamlessly across books, journals and conference proceedings to find the information most relevant to their work within one platform.

With the vast amount information available today, researchers rely on citation indices to identify the best resources for their research. Bringing together scholarly book, journal and conference proceedings literature within Web of Science, optimizes the powerful features of citation navigation. This provides researchers with access to the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly and scientific research, allowing them to measure the contribution of books in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators.

NAVIGATE FROM A NEW STARTING POINT: The Book Citation Index connects the wealth of references in authoritative books to the greater citation index, allowing Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences scholars to navigate from a new starting point.

EXPOSE YOUR VALUABLE COLLECTIONS: By linking directly to your library catalogs and eBooks, the Book Citation Index increases the visibility of your valuable collections and subscriptions.

PRODUCE PRODUCTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE METRICS: Cited reference indexing and the analysis capabilities within Web of Science Core Collection give you the ability to produce productivity and performance metrics for institutions, researchers and your own institutional output.

Master Book List

Book Citation Index Tutorial Video