A Passage through Science: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries.

@article{Small1999APT,
  title={A Passage through Science: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries.},
  author={Henry G. Small},
  journal={Library Trends},
  year={1999},
  volume={48}
}
A METHODOLOGY IS PRESENTED FOR CREATING pathways through the scientific literature following strong co-citation links. A specific path is described starting in economics and ending in astrophysics traversing 331 documents. Special attention is given to where the path crosses disciplinary boundaries and how analogy can be used to model the thought processes involved in such transitions. Implications of information pathways for retrieval, the unity of science, discovery, epistemology, and… CONTINUE READING

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