letter-by-letter - Proceeds letter by letter across spaces to first comma.
word-by-word - Proceeds letter by letter and stops at end of first word.
New, Zoe New Deal
New Deal New, Zoe
newlywed new math
new math newlywed
Capital letters placed in the index to orient the user to their alphabetic location.
back-of-the book indexing
The index created is based on a single book or set of documents. The index is created only once and not updated. This is also known as closed indexing.
A list of words that appear in a document, each word is given a locator for every time it appears in the document.
cross-references Use of: See and See also
density of index
The number of indexable terms per page. The average length of an index, for a general reference book, is 7-8% of the total number of indexable pages.
The same locators are listed at two or more main headings or subheadings. Double-posting should replace cross-references, when space permits.
One main heading, its undifferentiated locators and subheadings, their locators, with cross-references.
Each subheading begins on a new line. Indented indexes take approx. one third more space than run-in indexes.
A set of terms that provide access points to specific information in the text. The entries are in alphabetical order. A list in page number order is a table of contents.
Any page that contains information to be accessed in the index, is an indexable page. Generally this does not include: captions to pictures, footnotes, the front material, and most of the back material in a manuscript.
locators Usually these are page numbers.
103 special font explained in introductory note
103-106 continuous discussion
main heading That part of the entry that is the keyword the reader will use.
The index created is based on a controlled vocabulary that refers to content that changes and grows over time. This process can be like tagging but the outcome is an accessible index.
run-in style The subheading run continuously, without line breaks, separated by semi-colons.
subheadings Divisions of the main heading.
table of contents
A set of headings in page number order. The information in a chapter of the book is only listed once. In the index, the information in a chapter is accessible through a number of different terms, including the term used in the table of contents.
The keyword descriptions (called tags), identify images or text. The user must conduct a word search of overlapping terms. Even where there is a controlled vocabulary, there is no means to find the set of words in use. Indexing can be misidentified as tagging.
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