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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1132A Previous Report (1131H)  |  Next Report (1132B)
INDEX NAME:  Index de l'actualite vue a travers la presse esrite.
  • LE DEVOIR Montreal QUE 1966-Current
  • LA PRESSE Montreal QUE 1973-Current
  • LE SOLEIL Quebec QUE 1973-Current
914 ave des Erables, Bureau no 3
Quebec QUEBEC G1R 2M5
Telephone: (418) 527-2581 or 527-2582
AVAILABILITY:  A published indes. Annual cumulations from 1966-1972 are available on 16mm or 35mm microfilm.. Write for prices. Printed (paper) annual cumulations are available from 1973 and on at a cost of $400 per year. The current years index is available in 12 monthly issues plus an annual cumulation for $600. The index is available for public use in several libraries, including the Harvard College Library (Cambridge MA 02138) and the library of Universite Laval, Cite Universitaire (Quebec QUEBEC G1K 7P4). The Index de l'actualite is a computer data base also known as Quebec-actualite. This data base is available on-line internationally through Informart Search Service (SDC), from 1973 to the present and is updated monthly.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  Indexes national and international news covering all the different fields, including, political, economic, social and cultural, and science and technology. Both English and French language articles are indexed.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  The index is divided into two sections: ANALYTICAL SECTION and CHRONOLOGICAL SECTION. In the ANALYTICAL section, the articles are classified by subject. Each entry provides the following the following information: 1. Title of the article 2. Author 3. Name of paper 4. Date, page & column 5. Accession number In the CHRONOLOGICAL section, the entries are arranged in numerical order by ACCESSION NUMBER. There is only one entry for each separate article. The entry contains the same information as the analytical section, plus a brief abstract of the article. A complete list of subject headings used in the ANALYTICAL section appears in the annual cumulation. A monthly index runs to 220 pages and an annual cumulation about 2,250 pages. The page size is 11" wide x 8 1/2" high. There are three columns per page. Entries are phototypeset and reporduction is by offset printing.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 28,000 articles per year contribute some 117,000 entries per year to the index. For the period 1966-1978, some 195,000 articles have been indexed.
"MICROFOR: ajuster l'offre a la demande en information", Le Soleil, Novembre 18 1976, p D1.
1. "L'Index de l'actualite vue a travers la presse ecrite; MICROFOR", Communication et Information (Universite Laval), v 2 #1, Hiver 1977, p 115-118.
2. "Du nouveau a ;'Index de l'actualite vue a travers la presse escrite", Bulletin de Bibliographie (Centrale des biblioteques du Quebec), Fevrier-Mars-Avril 1977, p 781-784.
3. "MICROFOR, la presse permanent", Le Devoir, 6 Maj 1977, p 24.
4. "Index de l'actualite vue a travers la presse ecrite", Documentation et Biblioteque, v 23 #2, Juin 1977, p 114-116.
5. National Library of Canada, Directory of Abstracting & Indexing Services (and Service Product Samples). 1976, p 34,35 & 36. Produced in preparation for the Canadian Abstracting and Indexing Services workshop held at the National Library of Canada, March 7-8, 1977.
6. Grace D. Parch. DIRECTORY OF NEWSPAPER LIBRARIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA. Newspaper Division, Special Libraries Association, 1976.
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