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 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 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.