This page contains links to classical research papers on databases.
Peter Pin-Shan Chen:
The Entity-Relationship Model—Toward a Unified Model of Data
, ACM Transactions on Databases, 1(1) 1976
This Chen's classical paper on the ER model.
Note that is was also the first paper ever to be published in the now legendary ACM Transactions on Database Systems.
E. F. Codd:
A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks
, Communications of the ACM, 13(6) 1970
In this paper, Codd presented for the first time the relational data model.
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