chapter  4
Abstracts and Indexes
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INTRODUCTION This chapter can be seen as a companion to Chapter 2, ‘‘Subject Access to Biological Information.’’ Abstracts and indexes are used to locate articles, proceedings, and occasionally books and book chapters in various subjects. Because the literature of biology is so vast, it should come as no surprise to find that there are many indexes offering access to that literature. This chapter annotates the major indexes and abstracts that cover general science and/or multiple subjects in biology. Those indexes that deal with narrower fields, such as entomology or plant taxonomy, will be covered in the appropriate subject chapter.