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    Book section entitling (restaurants guide)

    I am thinking about how should be entitled a final section (of a restaurants guide) where the restaurants are organized according to several practical information / criteria. I had thought about "practical information", simply, but I wouldn't want readers to think, at the reading of the contents page, that the practical information of each restaurant is not included in the main section of the book where restaurants are presented in detail.

    So now I think about entitling it around the idea that this is a classification of the restaurants according to different practical information. For instance you find in this final section a table where you can see the opening days of all the restaurants at a glance, letting you know which restaurants are open on Sundays for dinner. That's just an example.

    Which wording would be the most appropriate and intelligible? "Practical classification / organization"or just... "practical information"? Maybe "practical information at a glance"?

    Thanks very much.

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    Re: Book section entitling (restaurants guide)

    You can call it an index which is divided into different classifications such as star-rating, cuisine, opening days, locations, etc.

    'Entitled' should be 'titled'.

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    Re: Book section entitling (restaurants guide)

    Thanks Ted, anyone else?

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    Re: Book section entitling (restaurants guide)

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    You say that these practical details are available elsewhere in the guide and that this final section brings this information together so it is easy to access and compare.
    Perhaps you could head it: A Summary of Useful Information.
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...nglish/summary
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    Re: Book section entitling (restaurants guide)

    Thanks JM, it helps a lot. Any other ideas? I would appreciate to get a few more original ideas and/or opinions on the existing options: "practical information index", "a summary of useful information", "practical information at a glance", how does it sound? Thanks!

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    Re: Book section entitling (restaurants guide)

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/index?s=t

    Under each classification of the index, you can call them:

    restaurant index by cuisine
    restaurant index by location
    restaurant index by opening days

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    Re: Book section entitling (restaurants guide)

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    I think the "at a glance" idea is good.
    Maybe you could give the section a main heading and a sub-heading.
    Something like: The Guide at a Glance: a summary of practical information.
    Of course "useful" also works.

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    Re: Book section entitling (restaurants guide)

    "Zagat" is probably the most well-known restaurant guide in the US. After the individual restaurant listings there is a section called "Indexes". It is subdivided into cuisines, locations (neighborhoods), special features (brunch, buffet, BYO, child friendly, entertainment, open late, etc.).

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