ERIC Number: ED078606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Abstractors Manual. Fourth Edition.
Oldsen, Carl F.
Instructions for preparation of abstracts associated with processing information for the retrieval system of the Michigan State University Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth are given in the manual. An abstract is described as a summary of a written work's content which must provide information that both assists the user in choosing original material and provides data and terms for the computer program. Specified for preparation of abstracts are approaches to perusing material prior to writing, length limitations (250 words maximum), and writing suggestions for paragraphs, topic sentences, and descriptive sentences. Included is a page of alternate word and phrase choices to aid abstractors in avoiding trite phrases, overworked verbs, literary effusions, and biases. Detailed instructions, and sample abstracts and forms are given for the following categories of instructional material: audio visual and curriculum materials, printed documents, equipment journals, and large type materials. A library form lists descriptor terms used in information retrieval. (For related information, see EC 052 049 and EC 052 050). (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.
Note: Technical Papers of the Center No. 1.