Samples

Book indexes come in two main formatted styles: indented and run-in. Indented styles are typically easier to read whereas run-in styles take up less room. Here are examples of the two styles:
 
Indented
debit cards, 345
Delaware, 11, 23
demographics
    age, 34, 41-48, 122
    birthdates, 35, 36, 40, 124
    ethnicity, 44, 124-128
    gender, 89, 122, 130
dendrology. See trees
dentists, 43, 111-112
department stores
    employees, 304-312
    inventories, 300, 315, 364
    sales, 305, 307
 
Run-in
debit cards, 345
Delaware, 11, 23
demographics: age, 34, 41-48,
    122; birthdates, 35, 36, 40
    124; ethnicity, 44, 124-128;
    gender, 89, 122, 130
dendrology. See trees
dentists, 43, 111-112
department stores: employees,
    304-312; inventories, 300,
    315, 364; sales, 305, 307

Additional stylistics variations of indexes involve sorting (word-by-word vs. letter-by-letter), capitalization, and cross-reference formats.

If you have any questions about possible index styles or would like to see sample indexes created by Bolton Indexing, please send an email to ken@boltonindexing.com.