Classified versus specific entry in book indexes: guidelines for decision making
Abstract:The author, a long-standing indexer and teacher of indexing, notes that specific indexing is nowadays generally considered to be the best approach for book indexes, but goes on to look at why specific indexing can cause problems to indexer and user alike, and to examine whether a classified approach still has something to offer.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-03-01
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