The following publications are available for purchase in the online SI-Shop. All prices include postage and packing.
The Occasional Papers, published by the Society of Indexers, were intended to contribute to raising standards of indexing in the fields they covered, to stimulate indexers in all specialisms to think more deeply about the principles and methods of their work and to be useful to librarians and others concerned with the retrieval of information. Five were originally published, written by indexers who were all well known in their specialist fields.
The following titles are still in print.
- OP1: Bell, Hazel K., Indexing biographies and other stories of human lives, 3rd edn, 2004, 106 pp. (This title can be ordered direct online via Lulu.)
The third edition of this invaluable guide, written by an experienced indexer who has specialised in the indexing of biographies for many years, includes more examples and entirely new chapters.
- OP4: Beare, Geraldine, Indexing newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, 1999, 56 pp. Price: £15.00 (UK); £20.00 (overseas); members’ price £10.00.
A practical, accessible and interesting guide, from the indexer of the Strand Magazine and Punch. Full of useful — and often entertaining — examples.
- OP5: Bakewell, K.G.B. and Williams, Paula L., Indexing children’s books, 2000, 66 pp. Price: £15.00 (UK); £20.00 (overseas); members’ price £10.00.
Based on research into index use, this highlights the essential features that should be included in indexes to all books for children.
H. B. Wheatley’s books
To celebrate the centenary in 2002 of Henry B. Wheatley’s book How to make an index, a limited run of facsimile editions of both this book and his earlier work What is an index? were published by the Society of Indexers. Wheatley was the first secretary and a prime mover behind the Index Society, founded in 1877 and the Wheatley Medal was named in his honour. The Index Society eventually merged with the British Record Society which now has no direct links with the Society of Indexers. Both books are available for purchase in the online SI-Shop.
Booth, P. F., Indexing: the manual of good practice. K.G. Saur, 2001, 489 pp. Price: £90.00 (UK); £110.00 (overseas).
Bell, Hazel K., Indexers and Indexing in Fact & Fiction, University of Toronto Press, 2001, 160 pp. Price: £7.00 (UK); £10.00 (overseas).