BBIH Help - Table of contents 2.8.4 Journal or Series

The Journal or Series field is available only on the Advanced search screen.

If you enter more than one word, the software will search for records that contain all the words in the journal or series fields, irrespective of their order, e.g. if you enter historical journal it will match 'Historical Journal', 'Bakewell & District Historical Society Journal' and 'Journal of the Printing Historical Society', but not 'Historical Association, General ser.' (this title contains only one of the specified words). However you can search for phrases by enclosing the phrase in double inverted commas (learn more: 2.3) and you can also use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) to modify how the search is carried out (learn more: 2.4.3).

You can use wildcards in this field (learn more: 2.4.1).

This field has an Auto-complete list showing all the journals and series occurring in the Bibliography (learn more: 2.5) and a Browse list (learn more: 2.6). Note that, although the auto-complete and browse lists show only complete titles, you can search for words or phrases that occur anywhere in the title.

You can also see a list of the journals and series occurring in the Bibliography with information about the numbers covered by clicking the Coverage link in the green menu at the top of the search screen (learn more: 9).

Hint: Some journals can be difficult to isolate using this field because their titles consist of phrases that occur commonly in other journal titles. For example, "Historical Journal", even when placed in inverted commas to ensure that it is searched for as a phrase, will still match 'Historical Journal of Massachusetts' and other titles. In such cases, once you have found a record for an article from the journal in which you are interested, if an ISSN is displayed in Record view, you can click on it and this will launch a search for the specific journal.