Doing the research

General Science Index: Exercise 2

The General Science Index is a bibliographic database that indexes articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain. Periodical coverage includes popular science magazines as well as professional journals.

Look at the following extract from 1993/94. Answer the questions that follow:


Computer crimes

      See also

    Computer viruses

Hacking in court. Nature v362 p276 Mr 25 '93

US counts cost of computer counterfeiting. J. Hecht. New Sci v141 p19 Ja 8 '94

  1. How many articles are there?
  2. Who is the author of the first article?
  3. What is the title?
  4. Which journal is the article in?
  5. Which volume of the journal is the article in?
  6. When was the article published?
  7. Which page does the article start on?
  8. Does the article have any illustrations?
  9. Who wrote the second article?
  10. Which journal is it in?
  11. Write an entry for this article to include in the References section of your essay.
  12. Where else in the Index might you want to look?

ABBREVIATIONS

+

continued on later pages of same issue

il

illustrations [includes diagrams, graphs, plans, plates, tables]

pt

part, -s

Ag

August

introd

introduction

q

quarterly

Ap

April

Ja

January

rev

revised

Aut

Autumn

Je

June

S

September

bi-m

bimonthly

Jl

July

semi-m

semimonthly

bi-w

biweekly

m

monthly

sp

special

bibl

bibliography

Mr

March

Spr

Spring

comp

compiled, compiler

My

May

Summ

Summer

cont

continued

N

November

supp

supplement, -s

D

December

no

number, -s

trans

translated, -ion, -or

ed

edited, edition, editor

O

October

v

volume, -s

enl

enlarged

p

page, -s

w

weekly

F

February

por

portrait, -s

Wint

Winter


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