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

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Journal publication date2003
JournalSociology
Journal number4
Volume37
Number of pages10
Pages781-790
Original languageEnglish

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.

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