|An index consists of short indention of information with an adequate bibliographical citation.||Whereas abstract consists of concise representation of an original document with adequate bibliographic details|
|Index help to locate the required information.||Abstract helps to locate as well as select the required item.|
|The index is only used for fact-finding.||Abstract is also used for searching document and at the same time, it also insists the user to read the real document.|
|An index is usually indicative.||On the other hand, abstract plays a role as not only indicative but to informative.|
|An Index is not a real surrogate of the document||Whereas informative abstract can be claimed so.|
Md. Nazmul Islam, Assistant professor.
Dept. of Information Science & Library Management.
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