, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 65-82

Scientific innovation in bibliographical databases: A comparative study of the science citation index and the pascal database

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This study compares information obtained from the INIST/CNRS bibliographical database PASCAL with that found in theAtlas of Science published by ISI. The goal of the comparison was to contribute, to a better understanding of how databases can be used to carry out fine-grained studies of social and cognitive factors which affect the definition of a scientific research program. The program studied concern the development of research on “brushborder” cell membranes.