Book Citation Index

Completing the Research Picture

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.

More than 60,000 books
We continue to expand the index coverage with an additional 10,000 new titles each year.

Social Sciences + Arts & Humanities    61%
Natural Sciences                              39%

SUBJECT AREA (November 2014)

COVERAGE

Social & Behavioral Sciences

38%

Arts & Humanities

21%

Physics/Chemistry

12%

Engineering/Computing/Technology

13%

Clinical Medicine

5%

Life Sciences

6%

Agriculture/Biology

5%

  • Comprehensive cited reference search
  • Reciprocal links to/from book records and book chapters 
  • Accurate citation counts from journals, conference proceedings, and other books
  • Times Cited counts for books and book chapters
  • Full bibliographies from books and book chapters
  • Links from book and book chapter records to full text
  • Capture of all fundamental bibliographic information as well as author cited references.

Content is comprised of scholarly books, both Series and Non-series that present fully referenced articles of original research, or reviews of the literature. See our selection criteria >

WHAT YOU CAN DO

  • 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

WHAT WEB OF SCIENCE OFFERS YOU

  • Create and analyze custom data sets drawn from databases across the Web of Science
  • Search authoritative, multidisciplinary journal coverage, proceedings and books seamlessly across Web of Science Core Collection 
  • Ease searching, writing, and bibliography creation in one integrated process with EndNote online
  • Link from directly to an authors personalized CV, with citation metrics, in the ResearcherID environment

WEB OF SCIENCE CORE COLLECTION

The Book Citation Index in Web of Science Core Collection.
By bringing together scholarly book, journal and conference proceedings literature within Web of Science, users have access to the powerful features of citation navigation.


Web of Science Core Collection coverage:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded™ — from 1900 to present
    Fully indexes over 14,900 major journals across 150 disciplines
  • Social Sciences Citation Index® — from 1900 to present
    Fully indexes over 4,900 journals across 55 social science disciplines, as well as selected items from over 14,920 of the world’s leading scientific and technical journals
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index® — from 1975 to present
    Fully indexes over 2,500 arts and humanities journals, as well as selected items from over 18,800 scientific and social sciences journals
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index™ — from 1990 to present
    Fully indexes over 160,000 journal and book-based proceedings in science and social sciences and humanities, across 256 disciplines
  • Book Citation IndexSM — from 2005 to present
    Indexes over 60,000 editorially selected books in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, with 10,000 new books added each year