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Publication series and/or document number search

User notes on searching by publication series and/or document number

The publication series and/or document number search facility enables the user to search:

  • the publication series;
  • the document number;
  • the publication series and document number.
With publication series searches, the user selects the series from a pull-down menu and leaves blank the document number box.The fields searched are 'Publication series' and 'Comment'.Search tips:
  • The exact text given in the publication series pull-down menu is searched, such that selecting HSE will not return records for HSC. However, selecting BS will also return composite records in the results (e.g. for BS EN and BS EN ISO documents).
  • In some cases, the publication series differs from the publisher (e.g. BS vs. BSI).
  • To enable more focused searching, users should consider what level of documents they require; for example, Level 2 should be checked to search for generic documents.
Document number searches require entry of user-defined data (text or numbers); the publication series pull-down menu is left blank.The fields searched are 'Document number' and 'Comment'.Search tips:
  • Some organisations do not specify document numbers. Such records will not be included in results.
  • To enable more focused searching, users should consider what level of documents they require; for example, Level 2 should be checked to search for generic documents.

More focused searching can be carried out by using searching both the publication series and document number facilities; this uses the 'AND' Boolean operator. The fields searched for the former are 'Publication series' and 'Comment', whereas for the latter, 'Document number' and 'Comment' are searched.The search tips given above apply to each aspect respectively.