The University Library currently has trial access to the Data Citation Index from Thomson Reuters. This is designed to be the first single source of data-discovery for the sciences, social sciences and the arts & humanities. The trial ends in less than three weeks on April 28. It can be accessed through the link above, via the Library Catalogue, and from the E-Resources@the University of Melbourne blog, where you can also leave comments about the database.
The Data Citation Index fully indexes a significant number of the world’s leading data repositories of critical interest to the scientific community, including over two million data studies and datasets. The records for the datasets, which include authors, institutions, keywords, citations and other metadata, are connected to related peer-reviewed literature indexed in the Web of Science. It enables users to pinpoint primary research by understanding the impact of the scholarly research it supports, and to measure the contribution of digital research in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators.
Further information and instructions can be found on Thomson Reuter’s Data Citation Index homepage.