Plum AnalyticsTM considers books an important research output or artifact, as demonstrated by our use of OCLC WorldCat metrics (see this blog for more information). We are now expanding our support of books with metrics from Goodreads.
Goodreads’ mission is to help people find and share books they love. With over 30 million members and 900 million books, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. While Goodreads is a force in popular literature, the site also includes many important academic books, especially in humanities and social sciences.
Using the Goodreads API, PlumXTM now includes:
- Goodreads Ratings
- Goodreads Reviews
- Goodreads Readers
Below is a psychology book authored by a researcher with a PlumX profile.
Here are the Captures and Mentions for this book. You can see that this book has 17 Goodreads readers and one review.
You can click through to see the information at Goodreads.
Additionally, you can see the Goodreads rating (along with Amazon) right in PlumX.
We are excited to keep expanding PlumX with more metrics and more features. Stay tuned to this blog for more information.