November 25, 2015

Thomson Reuters Launches Book Citation Index for Web of Knowledge

From a WOK Announcement:

Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of the Book Citation Index, a new resource within the Web of Knowledge platform covering 25,000 books in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.


Books are indexed at the chapter level, resulting in improved searches and deeper insights into the citing behavior between books and the wider world of scholarly research.


Content for the Book Citation Index is comprised of scholarly books, both electronic and print, that present fully referenced articles of original research or reviews of the literature, and has been carefully selected based on well-defined criteria to offer the most significant literature available. The index consists of 25,000 books, dating back to 2005. Coverage is expected to rise to 30,000 books by the end of 2011, with 10,000 new books added each year.

See Also: The Product Was First Announced A Year Ago:
“Thomson Reuters Announces Book Citation Index—Scheduled for Release in 2011″ (via Info Today NewsBreak”
Published on October 25, 2010.

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