Limits

Limits

Both the Simple and Advanced search screens on Libraries Australia enable you to limit your searches to particular material types and/or categories or materials, by clicking on the box next to a particular category. You will be able to limit your searches to the following groups of records on the Australian National Bibliographic Database:

  • Australian* - limits your searches to material with Australian content
  • Online - includes the searching of both online full text and table of contents
  • Government - allows you to search for government publications only
  • Conference - allows you to search for conference publications only
  • Held in Australia - allows you to search only for those items held by Australian libraries
  • Books - allows you to search for books only
  • E-books - allows you to search for e-books only
  • Journals - enables you to search for journals, such as magazines
  • Newspapers - this category allows you to search for newspapers only
  • Manuscripts - allows you to limit your search to Manuscript collections
  • Theses - limits your searching to Theses
  • Musical Sound - limits your search to musical sound recordings
  • Non musical sound – limits your search to non musical sound recordings (e.g. interviews (Child limit of Non-musical sound))
  • Printed Music - limits your search to printed music
  • Talking Books - searches for talking books only
  • Pictures - limits your search to pictorial collections
  • Film/Video - allows you to search for film and video materials
  • Maps - allows you to search a number of map collections
  • Computer files - limits your search to computer files
  • Braille - limits your searching to braille materials
  • Large Print Books - limits your search to large print books only
  • Talking books – limits your search to talking books only

Please note that the default status for the checkboxes is "unticked". You do not have to tick a checkbox to submit a query. 

You may select on more than one checkbox. In effect, you are searching for records that are included in all collections associated with the checkboxes you ticked.

Example 1

Your actions: You tick the checkboxes for Books and government publication
The results: Your search is limited to books published by Australian and overseas governments

Note that there may be times when no records meet the criteria of being in all collections you nominated.

Example 2

Your actions: You tick the checkboxes for Books and Newspapers
The results: Your search returns results which are either books or newspapers.

*Australian limit- This will limit your search to any item that includes the Australian Content Indicator. The ACI is used in catalogue records where the author was born or has lived in Australia for a substantial period of time, the work is considered to have significant Australian content or if the work has been published in Australia.

Specifications for the material group limit options are:

Limit

MARC mapping

Index Mapping

Australian*

042$a = anuc

or

LMT:”a”

043 starts with “u-at”

or

 

082$a = 994 or 919.4

or

653$a contains “australian”

 

Name, Publisher or Subject contains words or phrases from a specific list including ‘Australia’, ‘new south wales’ etc

 

Online

530$a contains "Also available" and "http"
OR 655$a contains "electronic books"
OR

$856 is AND

(a)    245 $h = [electronic resource] and 856 2nd indicator ! = 2

or

 

URM:”online”

(b)   245 $h has any other value and at least one 856 is present which does not consist of any one or combination of the following categories. 

                ie. if all the 856's only consist of one or any combinations of the following categories, the record should be excluded from the “Online” category.

                Categories of text or address information for exclusion:

Or

c. 006 or 008 form of item = o

or

d. 338$a = online resource OR $b = cr

 

  •  

sw:”electronic books”

Government

Control field 008/28 = a,c,f,I,l,m,o,s,z

or  006/11 = a, c, f, I ,l, m, o, s, z,

GOV:a   or

GOV:c   or

GOV:f   or

GOV:l   or

GOV:m   or

GOV:o   or

GOV:s   or

GOV:z

Conference

*Control field 008/29 = 1OR  006/12 = 1

or

 

Name, Publisher or 500 general note contains “Conference”

or

650 contains “congresses”

 

LMT:”c”

Books

Leader 06 = a AND  07 = a, c, d, m

or

MAT:a AND (BIB:a or BIB:c or BIB:d or BIB:m)

Leader 06 = t

MAT = t

Held in Australia

850 exists

URM:held

Journals

Leader 06 = a AND Leader 07 = b, i, s AND Control Field 008/21<>n

or

MAT:a AND BIB:s NOT SEY:n

 

006/00 = s AND 006/04 = n

or

650 contains “periodicals”

MAT:b NOT SEY:n

Newspapers

Leader 06 = a AND Leader 07 = b, s  AND Control Field 008/21 = n

or

MAT:a AND (BIB:s or BIB:b) AND SEY:n

 

006/00 = s AND 006/04 = n

or

650 contains “newspapers”

MAT:s AND SEY:n

Manuscripts

Leader 06 = d, f, t

MAT:d or f or t

Theses

Control Field 008/24-27 = m

or

LMT:”t”

 

006/00 = a, t and 006/07-10 = m

or

 

502$a exists

or

 

500$a or 520$a contains "thesis"

 

Maps

Leader 06 = e

or

LMT: “e”

 

 

Leader 06 = f

or

 

245$h contains "cartographic material"

or

 

034 exists

or

 

255$a exists and contains "scale*"

or

 

007/00 = a AND 007/01 = d

 

 

or

 

ldr/06 = a AND ldr/07 = m AND 300$a contains "maps" and 6xx contains "atlases"

or

 

336$a = "cartographic"

or

 

336$b = crd, cri, crm, crt, crn, crf

Or

(Idr/06 = a AND Idr/07 = m AND 300$a contains “atlas”)

 

Computer Files

Leader 06 = m

or

LMT:”f”

 

336$a= “computer program” or “computer dataset”

or

 

336$b=cop or cod

 

Interviews

(Child limit of Non-musical sound

Clause 1

Leader 06 = i

or

(SW:“interviews’ or SW:“narratives”) and MAT:i

336$a = “spoken word”

or

TYP:”spoken word”

336$b = spw

AND

LMT:”f”

 

Clause 2

6XX=(“interviews” OR “personal narratives”)

Or

 

245$a, c contains “interview”

Or

 

Sound 008/30 or sound 006/13-14 = t

or

 

Note (See NT index) contains “interview*”

 

Printed Music

Leader 06 = c or d

or

LMT:”m”

 

336$a=”notated music”

or

 

336$b=ntm

 

Musical Sound

Recording

Leader 06 = j

Or

LMT:”j”

 

336$a=”performed music”

Or

 

336$b=prm

 

Pictures

Leader 06 = k

or

LMT:”k”

 

 

(ldr/06=g AND 008/33=s,t) OR (006/00=g AND 006/16 = s,t)

 

 

(ldr/06 or 006/00 = g AND 245$h=[slide] OR [transparency])

 

(ldr/06 or 006/00 = e,f) AND 6xx="aerial views" or "aerial photographs"

or

 

338$a = "overhead transparency" , "slide" OR 338$b = gt, gs

or

 

336$a = "still image", "tactile image"

or

 

336$a = sti, tci

 

Film/Video

Leader 06 = g AND Control Field 008/33 = m or v

or

LMT:”v”

 

 

006/00 = g, AND 006/16 =m

Or

006/00 = g, AND 006/16 =v

 

245$h contains “videorecording” or “motion picture”

or

 

336$a = “moving image”

or

 

336$b=crm, tdm, tdi

 

Braille

Control Field 008/23 = f

or

LMT:”b”

 

008/29 = f AND Leader 06 = e, f

Or

 

006/06 = f

or

 

006/12 = f AND 006/00 = e, f

or

 

300$a,b contains “Braille

or

 

336$a=”tactile”

or

 

336$b=”tci, tcm, tcn, tct, tcf, crt, crn

 

Large Print Books

008/23 = d

Or

LMT:”I”

008/29=d

Or

006/06=d

Or

006/12=d

or

300$a or 250$a contains “large print

 

Talking Books

Clause 1

Leader 06 = i or m

AND

MAT: i or m AND SW:“talking books” or “audiobooks”

Clause 2

6xx starts with “talking books” or “audiobooks”

DVD

See Film/Video and

338$a=”videodisc

Or

 

LMT:”d”

338$b=vd

Or

 

538$a contains “dvd”

Or

 

300$a or 500$a or 245$h contains “dvd”

 

eBooks

(Child limit of Books)

See Books and Online

(MAT:t OR (MAT:a AND BIB:(a OR c OR d OR m)) )
AND URM:"online"

Non-Musical Sound

Leader 06=i

or

LMT:”s”

 

336$a=”spoken word”or “sounds”

or

 

336$b=spw, snd

 

Please note that the default status for the checkboxes is "unticked". You do not have to tick a checkbox to submit a query.
You may select on more than one checkbox. In effect, you are searching for records that are included in all collections associated with the checkboxes you ticked.

Example 1

Your actions: You tick the checkboxes for Books and government publication
The results: Your search is limited to books published by Australian and overseas governments

Note that there may be times when no records meet the criteria of being in all collections you nominated.

Example 2

Your actions: You tick the checkboxes for Books and Newspapers
The results: Your search returns results which are either books or newspapers.

*Australian limit- This will limit your search to any item that includes the Australian Content Indicator. The ACI is used in catalogue records where the author was born or has lived in Australia for a substantial period of time, the work is considered to have significant Australian content or if the work has been published in Australia.