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Bibliography of the History of the Book in Canada : Field Descriptions

The records in the Bibliography of the History of the Book in Canada database have up to 31 fields. Select a field name for its description:

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Record ID

A unique number assigned to each record by the database management system to identify the record. Search for a particular Record ID using the Advanced Search. Enter the number (e.g., 2319) into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Record ID."


Author

The person(s) or organization(s) responsible for the creation of a monograph, chapter, journal article, Web document, or thesis. Search for authors using the Basic Search by entering the author name (e.g., Jones, Richard or Jones, R or Jones) into the text-entry box labelled "Author." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the author name into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Author."


Monograph Title

The title of a monograph. This includes alternative titles but excludes parallel titles. Search for a monograph title using the Basic Search by entering the title or part of the title (e.g., Literary history of Canada or Literary history) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the title or part of the title into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Monograph Title."


Article Title

The title of an article within a journal, a chapter or section within a monograph, or a page or document within a website. Search for a monograph title using the Basic Search by entering the title or part of the title (e.g., Early mission presses in Alberta or Presses in Alberta) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the title or part of the title into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Article Title."


Source Title

The title of a monograph containing a chapter or section. Search for a source title using the Basic Search by entering the title or part of the title (e.g., Dictionary of Canadian Biography or Canadian Biography) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the title or part of the title into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Source Title."


Source Author/Editor

The person(s) or organization(s) responsible for creating a monograph from which the chapter was taken. Search for a source author/editor using the Basic Search by entering the name (e.g., McLean, John or McLean, J or McLean) into the text-entry box labelled "Author." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the name into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Source Author/Editor."


Journal Title

The full name of the journal as it is found on the title page. Search for a journal title using the Basic Search by entering the title or part of the title (e.g., Resources for Feminist Research or Feminist Research) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the name into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Journal Title."

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Series Title

If a work is part of a series, the title of the series is included, along with the series number of the work. Search for a series title using the Basic Search by entering the title or part of the title (e.g., Occasional papers series or Occasional papers) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the title or part of the title into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Series Title."


Edition

The edition of a monograph or series (e.g., 1st ed.). This field cannot be searched.


Thesis Title

The title of a doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis. Search for a thesis title using the Basic Search by entering the title or part of the title (e.g., The Jewish public library of Montreal or Jewish public library) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the title or part of the title into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Thesis Title."


Web Document Title

The title of a website, or a page within a website. Search for a web document title using the Basic Search by entering the title or part of the title (e.g., Books: tomorrow starts today) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the title or part of the title into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Web Document Title."


Place of Publication

The place of publication of a monograph, a series, or the institution where a thesis was completed.


Publisher

The name of the publisher of a monograph, a series, or the institution where a thesis was completed. Use the Advanced Search to find a publisher. Enter the publisher's name or part of the name into one of the text-entry boxes (e.g., James Lorimer and Company or Lorimer ) and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Publisher."


Year of Publication

The year of publication of a monograph, series, journal volume, thesis, or Web document.


Monograph Pagination

The number of pages of a monograph, or the pagination of a chapter or section within a monograph. This field cannot be searched.


Journal Volume/Pages:

The volume, issue number of a journal, month or season of its publication, and the first and last page numbers of the article within the journal. This field cannot be searched.


Illustration

The presence of illustrations in a work. Works that contain illustrations will have ill. in this field. This field cannot be searched.


ISBN

The 10-digit ISBN (International Standard Book Number) of a monograph. Use the Advanced Search to find a particular ISBN. Enter the number into one of the text-entry boxes (e.g., 0888022697) and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "ISBN."


Reference Type

The reference type of a work, or of its source when it is part of a larger work. Search for a reference type using the Advanced Search by selecting one of the terms listed in the "Reference Type" pull-down list. The terms used in this field are:

  • Autobiography
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • Catalogue
  • Dictionary
  • Directory
  • Encyclopedia
  • General History
  • Index
  • Inventory

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URL

The URL address (Uniform Resource Locator) of a website or other online document. This field is not searchable.


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Date of Access

The date on which a website or document was accessed. Dates are given in the format: 16 Aug. 2001. This field is not searchable.


Broad Subjects

A list of broad or general subject areas of a work. All BHBiC records have been assigned one or more broad subject terms.

Search for a broad subject using the Basic Search by entering the subject term (e.g., Authorship) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the subject into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Broad Subjects."

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Narrow Subjects

A list of narrower, more specific subject areas. Most BHBiC records have been assigned one or more narrow subject terms.

Search for a narrow subject using the Basic Search by entering the subject term (e.g., Fiction) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the subject into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Narrow Subjects."

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Topics

A list of personal or corporate names, events, activities, and publications. This list includes names of publishers, authors, institutions, associations, committees, historical events, awards, newspapers, periodicals, monographs, and competitions mentioned in a work.

Search for topics using the Basic Search by entering the term or phrase (e.g., Cobblestone Press or Rueter, William) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the term or phrase into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Topics."

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Geographic Coverage

A list of historical and current place names showing the geographic focus of a work. Search for a geographic term using the Advanced Search by selecting one of the terms listed in the "Geographic Coverage" pull-down list.

The following is a list of the geographic coverage terms that are used in this field. The dates and descriptions indicate coverage and the period of time during which the term would have been applied (the dates and descriptions do not appear in the records).

Geographic Coverage term Description
Acadia Until 1713
Alberta Since 1905
Atlantic Provinces Since 1949 (Includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island)
British Columbia Since 1858
British North America 1761-1867
Canada Since 1867
Canada East 1842-1867
Canada West 1842-1867
Lower Canada 1791-1867
Manitoba Since 1870
Maritime Provinces (Includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island)
New Brunswick Since 1791
Newfoundland and Labrador All time periods
New France c1520-1761
Northwest Territories All time periods
Nova Scotia Since 1713
Nunavut Since 1999
Ontario Since 1867
Prairie Provinces (Includes Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
Province of Canada 1842-1867
Prince Edward Island Since 1791
Quebec Since 1867
Saskatchewan Since 1905
Upper Canada 1791-1867
Yukon Since 1895

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Time Period

The date ranges showing the temporal focus of a work.

  • Before 1600
  • 1600-1750
  • 1751-1840
  • 1841-1917
  • 1918-1959
  • 1960 to the present
  • All periods

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Language

The language in which the text was written. Most publications are in either French or English. Search this field using the Advanced Search by entering the language in one of the text-entry boxes then selecting "Language" from the list of field names.


Library Location

The National Library of Canada code for the institution holding the copy of the work that was examined for the record. This field cannot be searched.

Library Location Codes used in this field:

Abbreviations Description
CaACU University of Calgary
CaAEU University of Alberta, Edmonton
CaAEED Edmonton Public Library
CaBVAS Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
CaBVASB Simon Fraser University, Belzberg Branch Library
CaBVAU University of British Columbia, Vancouver
CaMWU University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
CaNBFU University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
CaNFSM New Brunswick Museum, St. John
CaNSHD Dalhousie University, Halifax
CaNSHK University of King's College, Halifax
CaNSHP Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, Halifax
CaNSHPH Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax
CaNSHS St. Mary's University, Halifax
CaNSWA Acadia University, Wolfville
CaOHM McMaster University, Hamilton
CaOKQ Queen's University, Kingston
CaOLU University of Western Ontario, London
CaOOCC Carleton University, Ottawa
CaOONL National Library of Canada, Ottawa
CaOOU University of Ottawa
CaOPET Trent University
CaOTU University of Toronto
CaOTY York University, Toronto
CaOWTU University of Waterloo
CaQMBN Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, Montreal
CaQMG Sir George Williams Campus, Concordia University
CaQMM McGill University, Montreal
CaQQLA Université Laval, Québec
CaSRU University of Regina
CaSRUE Education/Fine Arts Library, University of Regina
CaSSU University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
QMU Université de Montréal
(US)InCoPu Indiana University

Notes

Further information about a work, its author(s), or both. Search the notes using the Basic Search by entering the search term or phrase (e.g., Reprint or Alberta Historical Review) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the terms into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Notes."


Abstract

The abstract of a thesis or dissertation. Search the abstracts using the Basic Search by entering the search term or phrase (e.g., feminist movement or capitalism) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the terms into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Abstract."


Reviews

Reference to published reviews of a work. The journal title, issue number, year of publication, pagination of the review, and name of the reviewer are included. Search the reviews using the Basic Search by entering the search term or phrase (e.g., Canadian Historical Review) into the text-entry box labelled "Keywords." Or use the Advanced Search by entering the terms into one of the text-entry boxes and in the pull-down list beside the text-entry box, select "Reviews."