Searching the Identifying Codes Field

Enter Identifying Codes to search the following fields within a record: Accession Number, ISSN, and ISBN.

Enter one or more codes connected with search operators (AND, OR, NOT). Enter complete codes or partial codes using wildcards.


Left- and Right-hand Truncation

Both left- and right-hand truncation are allowed when using wildcards (* $ ?) when searching for Identifying Codes. You must enter at least one characters after a wildcard when used at the beginning of a word.


Identifying Codes Examples

  • ZOOR14009055451 finds the record with this Accession Number. Note that all accession numbers begin with the letters ZOOR.

  • ZOOR14009* finds records with Accession Numbers beginning with ZOOR14009.

  • *3625* finds all records that contain these four numbers anywhere within an accession number (for example, ZOOR14710073625 and ZOOR14503013625) because both left-hand and right-hand truncation is used within the query.

  • 0362-2525 finds all records that have this ISSN identifier.

  • 0362* finds all records with an ISSN beginning with 0362.

  • 5-87317-112-2 to search for this ISBN identifier.


About the ISSN Identifier

The International Standard Serial Number is a unique eight-digit number that identifies periodical publications such as journals and electronic publications.

The format is four numbers, a hyphen (-), three numbers, and then a check character that may be a number or an X. Example: 0015-6639


About the ISBN Identifier

The International Standard Book Number is a unique machine-readable identifier that marks a book unmistakably.

The format is a 10-digit number that contains 3 hyphens (-). The last digit is a check character, which may be a number or an X. The position of the hyphens can vary for each ISBN identifier. Example: 2-7380-1000-8