***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Valdis Krebs' suggestion that we use Amazon to study intercitations among books is a good one. But you still gotta look at the book to validate! Here's one reason why: Two of the books that Valdis/Amazon found that cite Wasserman & Faust are: Changing Nature of Guanxi (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) > by Thomas Gold in Front Matter, Back Matter (1), and Back Matter (2) >Communities in Cyberspace by Marc A. Smith on page 218, and page 219 I know both of these books well, as I have a co-authored article in each. In fact, I believe that it is my article in each that does the citation. And not Tom Gold (who is one of 3 book editors) or Marc Smith (1 of 2 book editors), worthy as they are. Note 1: Violating my own "you gotta look at the book" imperative, I am doing this from home, and the books are at the office, so I have much -- but not absolute -- confidence in my assertion. Note 2: From Valdis: "Here is the full URL for W&F on Amazon... http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0521387078 " Note 3: If you're interested in intercitation analysis, see the paper that Howard White and I wrote last year (using Nancy Nazer's data) on citation networks and friendship networks: Howard White, Barry Wellman and Nancy Nazer. 2004. "Does Citation Reflect Social Structure: Longitudinal Evidence from the `Globenet' Interdisciplinary Research Group." _Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology_, 55, 2: 111-26. Which also lives on my website (URL below). /end shameless plug/ Barry _____________________________________________________________________ Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director wellman at chass.utoronto.ca http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto 455 Spadina Avenue Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 fax:+1-416-978-7162 To network is to live; to live is to network _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.