Indexing, Abstracting, and Thesaurus Construction: Spring 2012


Youngok Choi


Catholic University of America


Spring 2012


An introduction to the terminology, principles, practices, and applications of controlled vocabulary, especially thesauri, as well as their provision in meeting the needs of a variety of information users within a variety of settings. Special emphasis on the historical context, current issues and future trends; current standard models; tools and processes for their use; and their role in organizing, accessing, and managing information within an organization. Projects in the
implications of indexing practice upon information access.

Required Textbook:

Cleveland, Donald B., and Cleveland, Ana D. 2001. Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting, 3rd ed.

Link to Syllabus:


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