In addition, about 33% of the papers we will be reading can be found in the 4thEdition of ``Readings in Database Systems'', edited by Stonebraker andHellerstein. I recommend it as a good book to own if you want to dodatabase system research or are interested in seminal database researchpapers.
Raghu Ramakrishnan, Johannes Gehrke: , 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2002.
Plus additional readings from recent database research papers.
Writing a Databases Research Paper