Table of contents for Indexing books / Nancy C. Mulvany.

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Preface	0
Acknowledgments	0
	
1	Introduction to Book Indexing	1
	Information Overload	0
	Open-system vs. Closed-system Indexing	0
	The Future of the Book	00
	The Index as Paratext	00
	The Long History of Indexes	00
	What Is an Index?	00
	The Purpose of an Index	00
	The Audience: Who Uses Indexes?	00
	Terminology	00
	References	00
	
2	The Author and the Index	00
	The Book Contract and the Index	00
	The Writing Process and the Index	00
	Who Should Prepare the Index?	00
	Relationship between Author and Indexer	00
	
3	Getting Started	00
	The Book Production Process	00
	The Nature of Indexing Work	00
	What Not to Index	00
	What Is Indexable?	00
	How to Index the Indexable Material	00
	Interpreting the Publisher's Instructions	00
	Usability and Index Style	00
	Estimating the Size of an Index	00
	
4	Structure of Entries	00
	External Structure	00
	Internal Structure	00
	
5	Arrangement of Entries	00
	Order of Characters	00
	Word-by-Word Alphabetizing	00
	Letter-by-Letter Alphabetizing	00
	Basic Rules Affecting Both Alphabetizing Orders	00
	Other Alphabetizing Guidelines	00
	Nonalphabetic Arrangement in Indexes	00
	How to Choose an Arrangement Order	00
	
6	Special Concerns in Indexing	000
	Abbreviations and Acronyms	000
	Uppercase and Lowercase Letters	000
	International Characters	000
	Numerals, Symbols, and Other Nonalphabetic Characters in Entries	000
	Multiauthored Works	000
	Multivolume Works	000
	Multiple Indexes	000
	Translations	000
	Single-source Indexing	000
	
7	Names, Names, Names	000
	Personal Names	000
	Names with Only a Forename	000
	Roman Names	000
	Obscure Names	000
	Names with Particles	000
	Non-European Names	000
	Geographic Names	000
	Organization Names	000
	Alphabetizing of Names	000
	Names of Works	000
	
8	Format and Layout of the Index	000
	Overall Index Style	000
	Indented Style	000
	Run-in Style	000
	Other Styles	000
	Cross-reference Format and Placement	000
	Special Typography	000
	Final Submission Formats	000
	Layout of the Index	000
	
9	Editing the Index	000
	Editing by the Indexer	000
	Review by the Author	000
	Editing by the Editor	000
	Reducing the Length of an Index: Tips for Editors	000
	Revising an Index for a Revised Edition	000
	
10	Tools for Indexing	000
	Manual Methods	000
	Automatic Indexing	000
	Computer-aided Indexing	000
	The Future	000
	
Appendix A: Index Specification Worksheet	000
Appendix B: Resources for Indexers	000
	Professional Associations	000
	Standards Organizations	000
	Internet Discussion Group	000
	Training in Indexing	000
	Publishers of Dedicated Indexing Software	000
	Winners of the ASI-H. W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Indexing	000
	Internet Resources	000
	
References	000
Index	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Indexing.