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A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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The result proved successful, and in 1960, the new Index Medicus, second series, replaced its predecessors, Current List of Medical Literature and Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus.
A perusal of the older issues of the Index Medicus (pre-MEDLINE) that took approximately an hour, under the subject heading "epiglottis," yielded one article (2) also claiming to be the first report of schwannoma of the epiglottis.
Estas caracteristicas, nos permiten acceder a ser re-incluidos y mantener la indexacion en bases de informacion importantes como Medline, Bireme (Biblioteca Regional de Medicina) que comprende el Index Medicus Lationoamericano, LILACS y SciELO.
Data sources included the Cochrane Data Base; MEDLINE; Index Medicus; midwifery databases; and current textbooks of obstetrics, midwifery, and nursing.
This development can be traced back to the early 1960s (e.g., the production of Index Medicus at the National Library of Medicine).
It was separated from the other library by chicken wire and initially functioned with bound journals categorized in piles on the floor and an Abridged Index Medicus accessed by Teletypewriter Exchange Service (AIM-TWX) in a closet that connected the library to MEDLINE at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
We are having this joint meeting with the Regional Index Medicus. We have been helped in many ways by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors (KAMJE).
The journal has been listed in Index Medicus for many years, so its articles are readily accessible through computer databases.