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ERIC Number: ED349986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Pages: 8
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Women's Studies Indexing Project.
Hudson, Judith; And Others
As the literature of women's studies has grown, so has the number of journals that might be characterized as women's studies journals. Today between 100 and 200 English language women's studies journals are available. Access to many of them is limited because they are not indexed at all or inadequately indexed. Thus researchers and other readers will be unaware of the materials unless they have the journals in hand. Unless scholars in the traditional disciplines are familiar with the journals, they will be unaware of much of feminist research and thought relevant to their work. In addition many libraries use the coverage of serials in the indexing and abstracting services as a criterion for serial selection. With these issues in mind, a group of librarians has investigated the coverage of women's studies journals in the indexing and abstracting services. By searching the indexes and abstracts the group has identified a number of journals that are indexed adequately and a number that are indexed inadequately or not at all. Recommendations about journals that should be indexed by the various services will be made to the producers of indexes and abstracts. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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