Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 9010
  Title Indexing a paper - Art or science?
Journal J Aust Chiropr Assoc. 1990 Jun;20(2):49-52
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

Abstracting and indexing are major tools involved in the construction of a database. To test reliability and ease of retrieval one volume each of two chiropractic journals were traced through six databases. Marked disparity was noted in index terminology between author-generated index terms and terms acceptable to indexing agencies, as well as the number of index terms used by different databases. There appears to be a need for deeper understanding by authors, editors and searchers of proper index terminology, and by indexers of the material they read and index.

Author keywords: Information Systems/ utilization | abstracting and indexing/methods/standards/trends | writing


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