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Getting targeted results with subject indexes

Getting targeted results with subject indexes

July 20, 2018

In most cases, subject matter experts (SMEs) are tasked with streamlining academic research on a targeted topic by developing indexes. These indexes provide controlled vocabularies (CVs) that will guide researchers towards targeted inclusive results and thus save time.

In fact, top subject indexes can ensure access to the most relevant results and enable serious researchers to conduct a thorough review of literature with speed and efficiency. The work done by SMEs to curate and classify materials (journal articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, etc.) and develop field-specific CVs delivers tremendous value. The CVs become the means through which researchers identify the best content and then link to the available full text if the full text is unavailable within the same database.

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