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The Subject Index to Periodicals, 1940

Nature volume 150, page 8 (04 July 1942) | Download Citation



THE Subject Index of Periodicals, 1940, issued by the Library Association, publication of which has been considerably delayed by enemy action, covers 534 periodicals, other than those, with some important exceptions, covered by the Agricultural Index, Engineering Abstracts, Engineering Index, Index Medicus, Journal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, Photographic Abstracts, Bibliography oj the Royal Meteorological Society, Science Abstracts, Journal of the Textile Institute, and the Revue des Geologic, Mineralogie et Crystallographie. The number of entries has been diminished owing to the curtailment of the supply of Continental periodicals since 1940, and some of the files of American periodicals are also incomplete. The volume, however, is only about one sixth thinner than the normal volume. The Index is compiled on the plan of the dictionary catalogue, articles being entered under specific headings, in alphabetical order. Explanatory matter is added in square brackets where the titles do not sufficiently indicate the subject of articles, Since September 1940, the editor and his staff have been accommodated in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, although part of the work still has to be done in the British Museum Library.

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