ERIC Number: ED421960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
NICEM Thesaurus. First Edition.
National Information Center for Educational Media, Albuquerque, NM.
This thesaurus, developed by the National Information Center for Educational Media (NICEM), represents an expansion of the NICEM subject headings list, which is designed to provide access to a database of bibliographical records of nonprint, educational media. A preface discusses the issues that led to a revamping of the subject headings, elucidates the process of expanding the subject headings into a thesaurus, and explains how the thesaurus will improve access to the database. The thesaurus contains 4,300 terms grouped into the following 24 curricular and 2 non-curricular categories (i.e., "top terms") that have hierarchical and connecting relationships: agriculture; business; communications; computers; consumer and homemaker economics; counseling and guidance; economics; education; geography; health and safety; information science; history; industrial and technical education; language arts; languages; literature and drama; mathematics; persons; physical education and recreation; place names; political science; psychology; religion and philosophy; science; social sciences; and visual and performing arts. The main part of the thesaurus consists of an alphabetical listing of preferred and cross-reference terms. A typical preferred term entry includes the term, scope note, "used for" term(s), narrower terms, broader terms, top term, related term(s), and date of input. The second part presents a hierarchical display under the top terms. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Curriculum, Educational Media, Educational Resources, Information Retrieval, Nonprint Media, Subject Index Terms, Thesauri
NICEM, P.O. Box 8640, Albuquerque, NM 87198 ($59.95, plus $6.00 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Educational Media, Albuquerque, NM.