Pearson, Jayn; and Soothill, Keith. (2003) Using an Old Search Engine: the Value of the Times Index. Sociology, 37 (4). pp. 781-790. ISSN 1469-8684Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Yaling Zhang|
|Deposited On:||29 Aug 2008 10:20|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:00|
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