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THE STRUCTURE OF A CONNECTIVE INDEX

B.C. VICKERY (Librarian, Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, Butterwick Research Laboratories)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Article publication date: 1 March 1950

Abstract

An index, as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary puts it, is ‘that which serves to direct to a particular fact or conclusion’. Its first purpose is to indicate the existence and the location of every item of information in the field it is designed to cover. Its mission is to establish contact between searcher and information sought, exactly, exhaustively, and expeditiously.

Citation

VICKERY, B.C. (1950), "THE STRUCTURE OF A CONNECTIVE INDEX", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 140-151. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb026158

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