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Indexes & Abstracts

Different types of periodicals

General & specific

Periodical access points

Citations

Abstracts

Locating a periodical

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Indexes & Abstracts

Here is an example of an abstract. Abstracts involve a 2-step process to locate the citation and summary of an article.
 
Space Stations
Russians launch astronauts to Mir A177255
Determination of Space Station on-orbit nondestructive evaluation requirients A1777345
 
Comparison of Mir, Shuttle and Space Station habitability A185445
Step 1:
  • The topic is located in the subject index.
  • A specific article is selected and the abstract number is noted

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