Document (#21737)

Author
Moys, E.M.
Title
Classified v. specific indexing : a re-examination in principle
Source
Indexer. 20(1997) no.3, S.135-136,153-155
Year
1997
Abstract
Contrasts the practice of 'classified' indexing (i.e. the arrangement of headings into a limited number of hierarchies) with 'specific' indexing (i.e. direct entry under the term chosen for the heading). Defines and gives examples of both practices and considers their application to law book indexing. There is a long tradition of compiling and publishing classified indexes in law books. Argues, however, that specific indexes are a far more effective finding aid and that readers wishing to make a 'classified' type of approach to a law book can usually do so by consulting the contents list or lists
Theme
Register
Field
Rechtswissenschaft

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