Bioethics Information Retrieval Project, Indexing Guidelines, February 1982
Staff of the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature
The goal of indexing for the Bioethics Information Retrieval Project is to enable users of the online data base, BIOETHICSLINE, to retrieve documents relevant to their areas of interest without having to wade through many irrelevant documents. Accordingly, the indexer should assign as many terms as necessary to represent all concepts which are substantively discussed in the document and which may be of interest to BIOETHICSLINE users. The indexing terms assigned, known collectively as keywords, consist of three types of terms
This document was created to assist staff in indexing Bioethics literature. It contains rules for indexing and annotating Bioethics literature and provides examples and sample records. It is placed here as a historical document to show the development of the controlled vocabulary used by the Bioethics Research Library and may contain information that is no longer accurate.
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Staff of the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (2003-09)The primary role of BIR is to select and index bioethics materials for the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed and LOCATORplus databases. All three projects support staff and the purchase of equipment, and the two ...