Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2017     Views: 938

An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique identification number for a book Read more about ISBNs here.  If you have an ISBN number for a book, you can use it to locate that book:

  • Use the advanced search options in Summon (see picture below) to find ebooks in our library by ISBN.
  • Use the drop-down menu next to the search box in the Books & eBooks Catalog Lock icon.  Subscription resource; log in with your APUS id and password. to select "ISBN" and search for ebooks and print books in our library.
  • Use WorldCat to find books in a library near you.

Note: if you're looking for your course textbook, check here.

An ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is a unique identification number for a periodical.  Read more about ISSNs here.  Note that this number identifies the larger publication - not the individual articles within it.   If you have an ISSN number, you can locate that periodical:

  • Use the advanced search options in Summon (see below) to search our library by ISSN.
  • Use our library's Find a Journal Lock icon.  Subscription resource; log in with your APUS id and password.  search - notice the "ISSN/ISBN equals" option in the drop-down menu by the search box.
  • Use WorldCat to find periodicals in a library near you.

screenshot of Summon advanced search options

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