Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

Living Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne


  • Stephen P. Borgatti
  • Martin G. Everett
  • Linton C. Freeman
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_316-1



Social capital

The potential benefit of having certain ties or occupying a certain position in the network


Tool’s ID card:
  • Title: UCINET for Windows: Software Package for Social Network Analysis

  • Creation date: 1992 (current incarnation, first appeared in 1983)

  • Authors: Borgatti SP, Everett MG, Freeman LC

  • Specialization: General social network analysis

  • Copyright: Commercial

  • Type: Program

  • Size limits: approximately 10,000 nodes

  • Platforms: Windows

  • Programming language: Delphi

  • Orientation: social science data analysis


UCINET is a general package for social network analysis. It is mostly used in the social sciences to analyze sociometric survey data. The program features a large number of metrics that can be used to characterize whole networks and positions of nodes within networks. It also features a number of analytical techniques such as finding cohesive subgroups (clustering), blockmodeling, and...

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The UCINET team acknowledges the help of hundreds of individuals who have reported bugs, suggested improvements, submitted algorithms, and so on.


  1. Borgatti SP, Everett MG, Johnson JC (2013) Analyzing social networks. Sage, LondonGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen P. Borgatti
    • 1
  • Martin G. Everett
    • 2
  • Linton C. Freeman
    • 3
  1. 1.LINKS Center for Social Network AnalysisGatton College of Business and Economics, University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, School of Social ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  3. 3.Department of Sociology, School of Social SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Batagelj
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia