The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Citation indexing: uses and limitations

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (1991), 17, (4), 243–249.

Abstract

Outlines the principles, uses and limitations of citation indexing. Explanations, with examples, are given of the four parts of the Citation Indexes published by the Institute for Scientific Information: the Source index, Citation Index, Permuterm Index, and Corporate Index. These are discussed in relation to their online counterparts. Concludes that these unique but rather neglected publications must justify their high cost by being fully utilized as information sources not only for higher academic research but also for more general information retrieval.

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Chandler, Helen E.

de P. Roper, Vincent