I have this situation:
- My book needs an alphabetical index, used for finding on which page an item appeared.
- My book needs a glossary, used for looking up the definition of the item.
- Every indexed items will appear in the glossary and vice versa.
- I need something compact, but easy to read.
Therefore, it seems fitting that there should only be one section to refer to in the back, either an index (with definitions) or a glossary (which serves as an index). Which would be the best way to go? Is there another choice?
Do publishers ever combine the glossary and index into one section? What do they call it?