Book ID: 1223
Bibliographie biologischer Faktensammlungen/Bibliography on biological compilations of facts/ Bibliographie de groupements de donnees biologiques. 1983. (Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Bd. 61). XXII,542 p. 4to. Broschiert.
Contents (partly): General Biology/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Botany/Zoology/ Anthropology/ Index I/ Index II. - From the preface: Includesall essential fields of modern biology and opens up tables fromcompilations of facts, where informations concerning distinct topicsare compiled. Tables, as the very compact form of scientific information, seem to be the best means as they offer a summary of several sources concerning one topic in a formally and comparable way.The titles of the compilations of facts - respectively the articlesincluded - are too general for conclusions to be drawn about theactually included facts. Therefore it is necessary to give the userdirect access to the desired information as a part of a table out of acompilation of facts. About 2000 bibliographic documentation unitswere drawn from tables, worked over and ordered into biological fields.Besides the title of the table there are - as supplementaryinformation - data on the size (number of pages) and the number ofquoted publications. By this means tables become a "self-dependentdocumentation unit", like it is recommended quite recently in otherparts of the scientific information and documentation system.