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How to Browse Population Index

The browsable Population Index and the familiar hard-copy version of the journal are organized along similar lines: Each volume consists of four issues, plus a Cumulative Author and Geographical Index. Each issue contains a Table of Contents, the Bibliography as such, and an Author and Geographical Index. The bibliography is arranged by subject. Each citation appears only once, organized alphabetically by first author and title within the appropriate subject category.

If you prefer to search our database rather than browse through hypertext issues that resemble the printed journal, you can search Population Index.

To browse through an issue of the Index, begin at browse Population Index and select an issue from the main Browse Table. This will bring you to the Contents page of the chosen issue. You may then browse through citations in a particular subject category by selecting the appropriate item from the Contents page. You may search for citations corresponding to a particular author or region by selecting the issue's Author Index or Geographical Index, respectively.

If you are using a graphical browser, you will see one or more of the following icons at the top of most components of the on-line Index:

[Author Index] Go to the Author Index of the current issue. If you are at the "volume level" (i.e., at a volume's Contents page or Cumulative Geographical Index), this button will take you to the Cumulative Author Index of the entire volume.

[Geographical Index] Go to the Geographical Index of the current issue. If you are at the "volume level" (i.e., at a volume's Contents page or Cumulative Author Index), this button will take you to the Cumulative Geographical Index of the entire volume.

[LEFT] Go to the previous section of the journal. This icon brings you in a linear fashion from Section D of the journal to section C, etc.

[RIGHT] Go to the next section of the journal. This icon brings you in a linear fashion from Section A of the journal to section B, etc. Please note: When you reach an issue's Geographical Index, you have also reached the end of the issue. At that point, you will not be able to scroll any further to the right (the right arrow will have disappeared). If, at this stage of your browsing, you wish to select a new issue within the same volume, you may click on the "up" button twice (see below).

[UP] Go "up" one level to the logical "parent" of the current document. When you are scrolling within an issue, this icon brings you to that issue's Contents Page. If you click on this icon a second time, you will arrive at the current volume's Contents Page; from there, you can choose to browse another issue within the same volume. If, instead, you wish to browse a new volume, one more click on the "up" button will bring you to the main Browse Table, from which you can select the other volume(s) or issue(s) you need. However, one click on the Browse icon at the very top of the page (between "Home" and "Search") will also bring you to the location of the main Browse Table. Thus, if you wish to resume browsing within a whole new volume, going immediately to "Browse" is the fastest way to proceed.

The following icon appears at the end of each page or section:

[To the top arrow] Go to the top of the page you are currently reading. This allows you to make further selections from the icons at the top of the page.


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