|6.1 Introducing the
The Archive, which is only open to paid subscribers,
sets out the full contents of the LI database, organized
in alphabetical order of source publication title. Each
publication data page includes a link to the publication’s
schedule, organized by year of publication, which
provides links to the contents lists, with citations
(including abstracts) of the articles indexed in each
While the Archive does not provide the selective
retrieval power of the indexed database, it does provide
a useful means of surveying the depth and range of
individual publications, as well as the climate of
concerns at a particular time. The citations are listed
with their index values, showing the means by which they
could be individually retrieved by the search engine.
The real power of the Archive lies in revealing what
you don’t know. Whereas the indexes assume that you to
know what there is to search for, the Archive sets out
all the material you never heard of. It also supports
greater depth of understanding: for example, if you are
interested in US Marine Corps thinking on its future
roles, missions and capabilities, there really is no
substitute for trawling through the last few years’
worth of the Marine Corps Gazette. The Archive
enables you to do this.
6.2 Accessing the Archive
Step 1: Click on the Archive link on the
Step 2: Click on the initial letter of the
publication you wish to inspect.
Step 3: Click on the relevant title in the list
of publications beginning with that letter. This
presents you with the publication data page, which
includes publisher contact information.
Step 4: Click on the publication title. This will
present you with a listing of the years for which
material from the selected publication is held in the LI
Step 5: Click on the year of interest to you.
Step 6: Click on the specific issue you wish to
see. This will return a view of that issue’s contents.
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