Searching the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Mann, Rupert
April 2006
Indexer;Apr2006, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography was published in print and online in September 2004. This article illustrates how its indexes support its search functionality, and discusses some of the issues involved in providing search tools that are both friendly and precise.


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