The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

History indexes reviewed

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2013), 31, (3), 105–109.

Abstract

Catherine Sassen discusses index characteristics mentioned in reviews of history books appearing in Reviews in History and the light the reviews shed on what readers expect of indexes.

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Economist (1980) Review of Elites in American history: The New Deal to the Carter administration, by P. H. Burch, Jr. 8 Nov., quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed,’ The Indexer (1981) 12(4), 219. Google Scholar

Fairley, J. (1991). Review of The Crimean doctors: a history of the British medical services in the Crimean war, by J. Shepherd. British Medical Journal 302, 4 May, quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed,’ The Indexer (1991) 17(4), 288. Indexes reviewed British Medical Journal 302 17 288 Google Scholar

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McFadden, T. (1993) ‘Book reviewers and indexes,’ Key Words 1(8), 4–5. Book reviewers and indexes Key Words 1 4 5 Google Scholar

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Reviews in History (2013a) Available at www.history.ac.uk/reviews/ (accessed 28 April 2013). Google Scholar

Reviews in History (2013b) ‘About us’ Available at www.history.ac.uk/reviews/about (accessed 28 April 2013). Google Scholar

Sassen, C. (2010) ‘Reference book indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer 28(1), 26–9. About us The Indexer 28 26 9 Google Scholar

Sassen, C. (2012) ‘Biography indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer 30(3), 136–40. Biography indexes reviewed The Indexer 30 136 40 Google Scholar

Smout, T. C. (1980) Review of The strange death of Scottish history, by M. Ash. Scotsman, 22 Mar., quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed,’ The Indexer (1980) 12(2), 103. Indexes reviewed Scotsman 12 103 Google Scholar

Topping, S. (1998) ‘Indexing history textbooks’, in M. Towery (ed.), Indexing specialties: history, Medford, N.J.: Information Today in association with ASI. Indexing history textbooks Indexing specialties: history Google Scholar

Towery, M. (1997) ‘Indexes: A critical component of any successful history book.’ OAH Newsletter 25(2). Available at: www.asindexing.org/files/SIGs/HistoryArchaeology/Towery_on_Indexes.pdf (accessed 28 April 2013). Google Scholar

Wyman, P. (1999) ‘Medical indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer 21(3), 124–6. Indexes: A critical component of any successful history book The Indexer 21 124 6 Google Scholar

Barzun, J. and Graff. H. F. (2004) The modern researcher, 6th edn. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Wadsworth. The modern researcher Google Scholar

Dartnell, J. (2007) ‘Scientific book reviews: how much do indexes matter?’ The Indexer 25(3), 186. Scientific book reviews: how much do indexes matter? The Indexer 25 186 Google Scholar

Dymond, D. (1999) Researching and writing history: A practical guide for local historians, 1st edn. Salisbury: British Association for Local History. Researching and writing history: A practical guide for local historians Google Scholar

Economist (1980) Review of Elites in American history: The New Deal to the Carter administration, by P. H. Burch, Jr. 8 Nov., quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed,’ The Indexer (1981) 12(4), 219. Google Scholar

Fairley, J. (1991). Review of The Crimean doctors: a history of the British medical services in the Crimean war, by J. Shepherd. British Medical Journal 302, 4 May, quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed,’ The Indexer (1991) 17(4), 288. Indexes reviewed British Medical Journal 302 17 288 Google Scholar

Grieve, J. (2008). Review of The Himmler brothers, by K. Himmler, trans. from German by M. Mitchell. Canberra Times, 9 Feb., quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed,’ The Indexer (2008) 26(2), 91. Indexes reviewed Canberra Times 26 91 Google Scholar

Lavell, C. (1990) ‘Indexes, mentions of, by reviewers’, letter. The Indexer 17(1), 60. Indexes, mentions of, by reviewers The Indexer 17 60 Google Scholar

Lipetz, B.-A. (1989) ‘The usefulness of indexes,’ in B. H. Weinberg (ed.), Indexing: The state of our knowledge and the state of our ignorance, Medford, N.J.: Learned Information. The usefulness of indexes Indexing: The state of our knowledge and the state of our ignorance Google Scholar

McFadden, T. (1993) ‘Book reviewers and indexes,’ Key Words 1(8), 4–5. Book reviewers and indexes Key Words 1 4 5 Google Scholar

McLean, G. (2007) How to do local history: Research, write, publish, a guide for historians and clients. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press. How to do local history: Research, write, publish, a guide for historians and clients Google Scholar

Reviews in History (2013a) Available at www.history.ac.uk/reviews/ (accessed 28 April 2013). Google Scholar

Reviews in History (2013b) ‘About us’ Available at www.history.ac.uk/reviews/about (accessed 28 April 2013). Google Scholar

Sassen, C. (2010) ‘Reference book indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer 28(1), 26–9. About us The Indexer 28 26 9 Google Scholar

Sassen, C. (2012) ‘Biography indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer 30(3), 136–40. Biography indexes reviewed The Indexer 30 136 40 Google Scholar

Smout, T. C. (1980) Review of The strange death of Scottish history, by M. Ash. Scotsman, 22 Mar., quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed,’ The Indexer (1980) 12(2), 103. Indexes reviewed Scotsman 12 103 Google Scholar

Topping, S. (1998) ‘Indexing history textbooks’, in M. Towery (ed.), Indexing specialties: history, Medford, N.J.: Information Today in association with ASI. Indexing history textbooks Indexing specialties: history Google Scholar

Towery, M. (1997) ‘Indexes: A critical component of any successful history book.’ OAH Newsletter 25(2). Available at: www.asindexing.org/files/SIGs/HistoryArchaeology/Towery_on_Indexes.pdf (accessed 28 April 2013). Google Scholar

Wyman, P. (1999) ‘Medical indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer 21(3), 124–6. Indexes: A critical component of any successful history book The Indexer 21 124 6 Google Scholar

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Sassen, Catherine