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Using an Old Search Engine: the Value of the Times Index.

Pearson, Jayn; and Soothill, Keith. (2003) Using an Old Search Engine: the Value of the Times Index. Sociology, 37 (4). pp. 781-790. ISSN 1469-8684

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Abstract

The Times Index is a well-established and important paper resource for researchers that is perhaps not fully recognized. Using a study on 'Homicide and the Media' as an exemplar, this article considers the strengths and weaknesses of the Index.The Index will usually provide better focus into the researcher's area of study than CD-ROM searches, and can identify stories which CD-ROM searches miss. A modest quality control study indicates its accuracy, but it is stressed that a quality control test is study-specific.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Sociology
Additional Information: former publisher: Cambridge University Press
Uncontrolled Keywords: CD-ROM searching ; historical research ; media research ; newspaper indexing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 11518
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2008 10:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:04
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11518

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