BBIH Help - Table of contents 2.8.5 Year of publication

The Year of publication field is available only on the Advanced search screen.

To search, enter a range of years. To search for publications of a single year, enter the same date in both boxes. If you enter a year only in the first box, the software will search for all publications that appeared in or after this year. If you enter a year only in the second box, the software will search for all publications that appeared from 1700 up to and including the specified year.

Hint: You cannot search for dates earlier than 1700. This is to ensure that searches can be carried out rapidly.

Any record that matches the range that you specify in whole or in part will be returned by the database, e.g. if you search for 1980 to 1982 works published in 1980, 1981 and 1982 will be returned, as will any multi-volume work whose dates of publication overlap with your specified range, e.g. a work published in 1978-81. If a work has more than one date of publication (e.g. journal numbers published in one year 'for' another) it will be included in your results if either date falls within your search range.

Hint for RHS Bibliography users: In the RHS Bibliography you could search using dates of publication only when you had also filled at least one other field. In BBIH you can, if you wish, search by Year of publication only.