Bibliometric analsysis of the development of a given subject area?

Sloan, Bernie bernies at UILLINOIS.EDU
Tue May 31 13:27:51 EDT 2005

Can someone recommend a few exemplary papers dealing with the
bibliometric analysis of the development of the literature in a given
subject area?

I'd like to take an historical look at the development of the literature
in an area that has only really been around for 15 years or so, with
most of the publication occurring in the past ten years, especially the
past five years. And I'd specifically like to do it using data from the
ISI databases.

Sorry to sound so vague, but it's only a general idea for me right now.
I'd just like to see what others have done with other subject areas.


Bernie Sloan
Senior Library Information Systems Consultant, ILCSO
University of Illinois Office for Planning and Budgeting
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Champaign, IL  61820

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