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Thesaurus of ERIC descriptors

Author: James E Houston; Educational Resources Information Center (U.S.)
Publisher: [Phoenix, Ariz.] : Oryx Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 14th edView all editions and formats
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Researchers have come to rely on this thesaurus to locate precise terms from the controlled vocabulary used to index the ERIC database. This, the first print edition in more than 5 years, contains a total of 10,773 vocabulary terms with 206 descriptors and 210 use references that are new to this edition. A popular and widely used reference tool for sets of education-related terms established and updated by ERIC  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Terminology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Houston; Educational Resources Information Center (U.S.)
ISBN: 1573563307 9781573563307
OCLC Number: 47290266
Description: xxv, 731 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: ERIC System --
Vocabulary Maintenance --
Information Retrieval --
Manual Searching --
Computer Searching --
ERIC's Indexing --
General Guidelines --
"Leveling" Descriptors --
Identifiers --
Publication Types --
Further Hints for Relevant Retrieval --
Nonsubject Access --
Target Audience --
Guide for Assigning Pubtype Codes --
Thesaurus Construction and Format --
Alphabetical Descriptor Display --
SN (Scope Note) --
UF (Used For) --
USE --
BT (Broader Term) and NT (Narrower Term) --
RT (Related Term) --
Parenthetical Qualifiers --
Add Dates --
Descriptor Group Codes --
Postings Note --
Invalid Descriptors --
Rotated Descriptor Display --
Two-Way Hierarchical Term Display --
Descriptor Groups --
ERIC Network Components --
Alphabetical Descriptor Display --
Rotated Descriptor Display --
Two-Way Hierarchical Term Display --
Descriptor Groups and Descriptor Group Display --
Descriptor Groups --
Descriptor Group Display.
Responsibility: James E. Houston, editor/lexicographer.

Abstract:

Researchers have come to rely on this thesaurus to locate precise terms from the controlled vocabulary used to index the ERIC database. This, the first print edition in more than 5 years, contains a total of 10,773 vocabulary terms with 206 descriptors and 210 use references that are new to this edition. A popular and widely used reference tool for sets of education-related terms established and updated by ERIC lexicographers to assist searchers in defining, narrowing, and broadening their search strategies.

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