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> <snip> does anyone have any comments on why someone would use a subject
>index on a cd-rom rather than use a general search?
>It seems obvious to me that a subject index has many advantages but what
> do you think?
Because a general search is likely to give:
Too many hits;
The wrong hits;
Not enough hits;
Insufficient redundancy (now there's a lovely phrase to end a weekend with).
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