The major index pages, of several types, are linked from almost every page in the collection. Each may grow to multiple pages; when that happens, you can use the alphabetical links at the top of each page to find the section you want, regardless of which page it is on. The entrance page collects all the alphabetical links.
Entries in the author index link to either:
The title index lists most sources: books, plays, stories, articles. A few items, such as book and story introductions and newspaper material (editorials, cartoons, and columns) arent included because they lack a permanent title; they can be found via the author index. Other items, known by multiple titles, may be listed more than once.
Each category index entry links to a single page, or a separate index, for a group of works by multiple authors, identified by genre (e.g., science fiction), subject (history), form (drama), or even the association of the authors (the Inklings). Some are subsets of larger categories. A single work may appear in multiple categories.
The topics index lists and cross-references chains of quotes, all on the same topic, taken from different authors. Theres also an expanded topical index with cross-references between topics. For a full explanation, see the topical chains page.
The translator index, like the author index, may link directly to quotes from the translation, or to an index page devoted to the translator. (If the translator also appears as an author, one index page encompasses both roles.)
Author index: details
Although called the author index, it also lists the subjects of biographies and obituaries.
Traditionally (and, in some cases, challenged) attributed authors are listed (e.g., those for some books of the Bible).
Several author names appear in quotation marks. This may indicate any one of several things.
Generally, such listings are matched by a more accurate, non-quoted listing, and explained in a note.
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