Document (#5027)

Author
Tenopir, C.
Jascó, P.
Title
Quality of abstracts
Source
Online. 17(1993) no.3, S.44-55
Year
1993
Abstract
Abstracts enable users to judge the relevance of articles, provide a summary and may be a substitute for the original document. Defines abstracts and considers who they are written be according to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and other sources. Distinguishes between indicative and informative abstracts. Informative abstracts are preferred by ANSI and ERIC. Discusses the content and procedures for abstracting, writing style, tests of quality and readability and informativeness. Presents statistics analyzing abstracts from 3 general interest databases and on abstract length and type
Theme
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