Running Head

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Running Head

A title that appears at the top of each page of a publication. The running head may be the name of a chapter, article or even the book or magazine.
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In the first half of the book no year is included in running heads or with individual documents, which complicates scanning for a particular date.
Of portability I will have more to say later, but we all access information in books randomly by riffling their pages (which is why we prefer books over the "sequential access" of microfilm), and publishers assist us in this activity with tables of contents, indexes, running heads, chapter titles and subheadings.
A detailed table of contents, chapter thumb tabs, and topic-specific running heads make it easy to locate information.