chapter  2
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1 Titles

All articles begin with a title. Most include an abstract. Several include ‘key words’. All three of these features describe an article’s content in varying degrees of detail and abstraction. The title is designed to stimulate the reader’s interest. The abstract summarises the content. The half-dozen or so key words, sometimes called ‘descriptors’, together with the title and the abstract, facilitate computer-based search and retrieval.