The library is hosting a trial to Data Citation Index a brand new Thomson Reuters database for discovering data sets and studies in persistent and stable repositories. Research data from the social sciences, physical sciences, life science and arts and humanities is included. Discoverable data sets are linked to the scholarship it informs. The interface and search options will be familiar to users of other Web of Knowledge databases such as Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
This new resource has the potential for facilitating the creation of Data Management Plans required by the National Science Foundation for funding. It also contributes to the movement to share, provide attribution and scholarly credit for data generation activities.