Free trial access to the Data Citation Index from Thomson Reuters will be available during the month of February. You can use the Data Citation Index to discover research data available in a growing number of data repositories worldwide. About 80 repositories are currently indexed by Data Citation Index. Roughly 60 percent of the indexed repositories focus on life sciences research; physical and social sciences, as well as arts and humanities, are also represented.
The Data Citation Index is organized by three record types: repository, data study, and data set. Each record also includes a recommended citation for the resource, helping to make data easier to cite.
You can access the Data Citation Index on the Web of Knowledge platform, under the “Select a Database” tab. More information about Data Citation Index is available here. If you have any feedback you would like to share, please e-mail Ask A Librarian.
Posted in the February 2013 Issue