See the list to the left for additional resources.
To begin a general exploration of indexing literature, try starting with the American Society of Indexers who maintain an index and list of references.
Selected bibliography of articles: that support the uses of indexes in electronic product (CD-ROMs, web sites); that describe the editorial process involved in creating an index; and, that decry the results of so-called automated indexes.
- Indexing Advice from Enid Zafran as published in the ASI Keywords column From A to Zafran.
- BNA Study on searching versus indexing (2008).
- Corbett, Maryann. "Indexing and Searching in Statutory Text." Key Words Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan/Feb 1995): 7-10.
- Weinberg, Bella Hass. "Why postcoordination fails the searcher." The Indexer Vol. 19, No. 3 (April 1995): 155-159.
- Wittmann, Cecelia. Limitations of indexing modules in word-processing software. The Indexer Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 1991): 235-238.
- Dettmar, Cathy. "Indexing Is Not Quite a Snap." The Editorial Eye August 1993: 8.
- Blair, David C. and Maron, M. E. "An Evalution f Retrieval Effectiveness for a Full-Text Document-Retrieval System." Communications of the ACM Vol. 28, No. 3 (March 1985): 289-299.
- Bauman, Norman. "The Illusions and Realties of Full-Text Searching." [Citation unavailable].
- Brenner, Diane and Rowland, Marilyn. "Beyond Book Indexing: How to Get Started in Web Indexing, Embedded Indexing, and Other Computer-Based Media." Published by Information Today, Inc. for ASI, Medford, NJ, 2000.