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card index

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card file

n
(Library Science & Bibliography) an index in which each item is separately listed on systematically arranged cards
vb
(Library Science & Bibliography) (tr) to make such an index of (a book)
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Noun1.card index - an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item
file cabinet, filing cabinet, file - office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order
Rolodex - (trademark) a desktop rotary card index with removable cards; usually used for names, addresses, and telephone numbers; "a news reporter has to have a good Rolodex"
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Translations

card index

nKartei f; (in library) → Katalog m
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card index

nschedario
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References in periodicals archive ?
At the time of card-indexing we could rely on subject catalogues, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc., for guidance.
Above: The old-fashioned card-indexing system has been maintained by hand over many years.