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The Philosopher's Index Thesaurus

Revised Second Edition

Revisions by Kelly Moore Broughton, MLS

This unique reference work provides an overview of the content and structure of The Philosopher's Index. It contains the subject descriptors used by the editors, and provides numerous cross references to equivalent and more specific terms. It also provides a general overview of the content of The Philosopher's Index, a summary of indexing policies, a list of the journals indexed, and a guide to the many abbreviations used. Also included is a standardized list of "Frequently Named Persons" as well as a useful section on "Hints for Effective Searching". To help researchers better understand the content of The Philosopher's Index, this work examines a five year span of its content to assess the timeliness of the coverage, the prevalence of English language citations, and the approximate percentage of listings for which abstracts are provided.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Subjects Covered
  • Scope
  • Index Policies
  • Hints for Effective Searching
  • Contacting the Philosopher's Index
  • Abbreviations Used for Journal Dates
  • Abbreviations of Periodicals Indexed
  • Frequently Named Persons
  • Descriptors and Terms

NOTE: This is the most recent edition of this work. Previous editions were published in 1992 and 1979.


· ISBN-13 978-0-912632-67-4 · ISBN 0-912632-67-4 · PRINT format (paperback) · 105 pages · Published November 1998 ·


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