Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Bernal , John Desmond (1957), The Supply of Information to the Scientist: Some Problems of the Present Day, The Journal of documentation, 1957, 13, 195, Retrieved on 2012-01-12
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    12 JAN 2012

     More Scientific Papers are Published Than Can Possibly be...

    We should admit in theory what is already very largely a case in practice, that the main currency of scientific information is the secondary sources in the forms of abstracts, reports, tables, &c., and that the primary sources are only for detailed reference by very few people. It is possible that the fate of most scientific papers will be not to be read by anyone who uses them, but with luck they will furnish an item, a number, some facts or data to such reports which may, but usually wi...
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    We must accept, therefore, that most work will go unnoticed and unacknowledged.