Indexing, abstracting and citation databases


One of the features of ROAD is to provide information about the coverage of the resources by indexing, abtracting and citation databases.


The following definitions are taken from Wikipedia.


An abstracting service is a service that provides abstracts of publications, often on a subject or group of related subjects, usually on a subscription basis.
An indexing service is a service that assigns descriptors and other kinds of access points to documents. The word indexing service is today mostly used for computer programs, but may also cover services providing back-of-the-book indexes, journal indexes, and related kinds of indexes . An indexing and abstracting service is a service that provides shortening or summarizing of documents and assigning of descriptors for referencing documents.

A citation index is a kind of bibliographic database, an index of citations between publications, allowing the user to easily establish which later documents cite which earlier documents. In 1960, Eugene Garfield's Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) introduced the first citation index for papers published in academic journals, first the Science Citation Index (SCI), and later the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI).