Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


A simple bookkeeping may also be recorded in the card catalog.

The burden upon the memory that this elaborate system of old must have entailed is now transferred to the card catalog.

Any subject that needed to be kept track of could be thus securely noted in the card catalog.

It is a commonplace of library history that librarianship has contributed the card catalog idea to commercial life.

A card catalog of each institution is kept at the commission office.

If the main building is so arranged that one card catalog can be used conveniently by all departments much expense will be saved.

This practice of employing full names in a card catalog can still be defended, though with much labor.

There they are, like a well-organized collection, a card catalog, with a topical index.

Not so I take it with the person who ordinarily consults the card catalog of a public library.

To the uninitiated the card catalog is an abomination, an unsolved problem, a delusion and a snare.