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Depth & Non-Depth Indexing

Depth indexing means that the article is indexed in detail, covering ALL main points and significant minor points.

Non-Depth indexing means that the article is indexed with less detail and less specificity. In general, letters, news items, editorials, and reviews are indexed non-depth.

Every article is indexed completely, whether Depth or Non-Depth, the only difference is the degree of detail and specificity.

Last Reviewed: April 15, 2015