ERIC Number: ED178263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Chicano Thesaurus for Indexing Chicano Materials. First Edition.
Chabran, Richard, Comp.; And Others
Designed to provide improved subject access over other existing subject heading lists for literature related to the Chicano experience, the Thesaurus is an initial attempt to remedy the absence of a baseline vocabulary for use in indexing and retrieving relevant materials from various information systems. Most of the approximately 700 entries are in English, although some are in Spanish. Terms contain 40 or less characters. Each entry is numbered with a unique "term identification number" which can be used for searching and indexing. The terms are organized into three separate segments. An Alphabetical List includes all the terms in each hierarchy with cross references to scope notes and other terms. A Permuted Index displays on a rotating basis each keyword of a multiword term, and brings together related terms which may be separated in the alphabetical segment. The Hierarchical Segment is an alphabetical array of all the broadest terms, each with its own array of narrower terms. An introduction explains the use of each segment. The first three letters of the first and last terms on each page of the Alphabetical Display are indicated in large print at the top of the page. (SB)
Descriptors: English, Indexes, Indexing, Information Retrieval, Mexican Americans, Permuted Indexes, Publications, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, Spanish, Subject Index Terms, Thesauri, Vocabulary, Word Lists
University Library, Coleccion Tloque Nahuaque, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (make checks payable to Regents of the University of California, $7.50 each)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Los Angeles. Chicano Studies Center.; National Chicano Research Network, Ann Arbor, MI.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Chicano Studies Library.; California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library.