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Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting

by Donald B. Cleveland, Ana D. Cleveland

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Based on new research and years of practical experience, this guide presents the basic knowledge necessary to become a professional indexer. Synthesizing the thinking and experience of indexers and abstractors over the years, the book introduces readers to such fundamentals as the nature of information, the organization of information, vocabulary control, types of indexes and abstracts, evaluation of indexing, and the use of computers. A new chapter on indexing and the Internet has been added, as has a chapter that lists Web resources for indexers and abstractors. The work concludes with a discussion of the education, training, and job opportunities of the profession, as well as a look to the future. With its simple but thorough approach, this book provides readers with a broad overview of the professions, processes, and art of indexing and abstracting.… (more)

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An excellent guide for indexers and practitioners to the fundamentals of indexing and abstracting. ( )
  SilvanaO | Nov 14, 2017 |
green cover
  Elyseblarg | Jan 25, 2013 |
library science, indexing, abstracts
  casafrass | Jan 25, 2013 |
Textbook with lots of information. What I learned from the book and the course that required its reading was that it takes talent to be a good indexer and I don't have it. And what ever happened to the old plural for index---indices? ( )
  raizel | Nov 18, 2009 |
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This text is dedicated to the hundreds of students who have gone through our indexing course, many of them now successfully indexing on a daily basis as a part of their professional work.
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Anyone who can read, knows the alphabet, and has a modicum of horse sense can make an index. There are, however, good indexes and bad indexes. Making a good index requires more than common sense.
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