Tracing database usage: Detecting main paths in database link networks

@article{Yu2015TracingDU,
  title={Tracing database usage: Detecting main paths in database link networks},
  author={Qi Yu and Ying Ding and Min Song and Sung Jeon Song and Jianhua Liu and Bin Zhang},
  journal={J. Informetrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={1-15}
}
This paper presents a database link network to measure the impact of databases on biological research. To this end, we used the 20,861 full-text articles from PubMed Central in the field of Bioinformatics. We then extracted databases from the methodology sections of these articles and their references. The list of databases was built with The 2013 Nucleic Acids Research Molecular Biology Database Collection (available online), which includes 1,512 databases. The database link network was… CONTINUE READING