Web sites about indexing
Lori Lathrop from ASI has prepared a FAQ about indexing:
Mary S. Stephenson has a comprehensive list of sites maintained by and for indexers.
See also Organisations
Check out the thesauri, dictionaries and indexing books below. Some are self-extracting or in text form for downloading.
- APAIS Thesaurus
- Australian Pictorial Thesaurus
- Anatomy Lexical Tools – Lexicon, Dorland’s and Webster’s Dictionaries, UMLS Semantic Net, other thesauri and dictionaries – National Library of Medicine, USA – quite staggering!!
- Botanical word lists – a (two-part) list of words used in botanical names which can be used as spelling check dictionaries in Word (108kb) Download from this site.
- COBUILD Dictionary – HarperCollins – a corpus of modern English words and usage online – cross between a concordance and a collocator
- Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC) – Imperial College, UK
- Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Material –Table of Contents
- An extensive list of thesaurus management software and related material can be found at Michael Middleton’s site.
- Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) from the US National Library of Medicine
- Terminology Used in the Federal Government of Canada: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/8/4/r4-280-e.html has a list of thesauri
- http://www.willpowerinfo.co.uk – a UK-based set of introductory pages about thesauri
- Online Currents full text and index – created by Pamela Johnstone and published by Enterprise Information Management Pty Ltd, covering the Australian and international online and optical information industry
- MediaFinder – huge directory of newsletters, journals…
Sites about Indexers and indexing issues
- The art of indexing and some fallacies of its automation by Hans H. Wellisch