A SPECIAL COLLECTION THESAURUS: WOMENS STUDIES
by Glenda Burgess


University of Washington Press, 1979
Out of print.
Available in secondary markets only.

A SPECIAL COLLECTION THESAURUS: WOMEN STUDIES, by Glenda Burgess, Copyright @​ 1979 by Glenda Burgess. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

A SPECIAL COLLECTION THESAURUS: WOMEN STUDIES


A first of its kind academic indexing and thesaurus compilation to aid researchers and collectors in the management of materials and texts in specialized collections correlated with the academic discipline of Women Studies. Designed for the Department of Women Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Out of print, limited quantities available.

INTRODUCTION TO THE THESAURUS

The purpose of an index thesaurus is to provide standardized subject heading definitions, from which a librarian can catalog materials and resources in a consistent manner. A special collection or departmental library, such as the Women Studies Library (in this case the Women Studies "reading room" at the University of Washington), offers research materials with a unique emphasis and detail in specific knowledge or topic areas. The need for a special collections thesaurus arises as the scope of scientific and academic, literary and artistic research material broadens and research needs require a cataloging system that can indicate specifically that a book or materials has certain target information. Organizing information and cross-referencing related materials assists scholarly research in any special collections field.

The Women Studies Thesaurus designed and compiled here is standardized for easy comprehension by the user, and is generally reflective of the materials gathered for academic research in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Women Studies. The index has been designed to reflect and support growth trends in this academic field.

Published under the auspices of The Department of Women Studies,
The University of Washington Press, 1979.

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REFERENCE / ACADEMIC
Special collections thesaurus developed at the University of Washington for the academic discipline of Women Studies.