An abstracting service is a service that provides abstracts of publications, often on a subject or group of related subjects, usually on a subscription basis. An indexing service is a service that assigns descriptors and other kinds of access points to documents. The word indexing service is today mostly used for computer programs, but may also cover services providing back-of-the-book indexes, journal indexes, and related kinds of indexes. An indexing and abstracting service is a service that provides shortening or summarizing of documents and assigning of descriptors for referencing documents. The product is often an abstracts journal or a bibliographic index, which may be a subject bibliography or a bibliographic database. Guidelines for indexing and abstracting, including the evaluation of such services, are given in the literature of library and information science

What You Will Be Doing

Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.

What You Need to Succeed

What You Can Earn

What You Can Charge

$35 per hour and up.  

How Much Is It Going to Cost

 What Equipment You Need

  Who Will You Need to Hire

Who You Should Market To

Small to medium sized businesses. You should seriously consider specializing in a particular area such as auto repair or jewelry stores.

How You Can Market This

How You Can Make It Sweeter

What Qualifications You Need

 What Other Services to Offer


Where to Begin






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