Known orders: unusual locators in indexes

Weinberg, Bella Hass
October 2007
Indexer;Oct2007, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p243
Academic Journal
The article discusses various types of locators used in indexing. Locators are defined as the part of an index entry pointing out relevant information within the body of a document. The article states that while locators are most commonly presented as page numbers, the location of information can be conveyed using other methods of identification. The use of punctuation in locators, including commas, colons, and hyphens, is discussed. Information is presented on alternate types of locators including section numbers, paragraph numbers, and map indexes. Indexing methods for religious texts are included, including indexing for the Talmud and the Bible. Methods for indexing musical themes, electronic media on mainframe computers, and documents saved on personal computers are also presented.


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