Published Books. For books, records in Brief Display consist of three parts: Bibliographic entry, Notes, and Annotation. Entries are based on International Standard Bibliographic Description, arranged in the following pattern:
Author [if any]. – Title : Subtitle / Statement of Responsibility. – Edition. – Place : Publisher, Date. – (Series [if any]).
The Notes section provides other items likely to be of interest to students and scholars: library classification number (especially Library of Congress classification number), pagination or number of volumes and other descriptive data (illustrations, maps), and Notes (especially the presence in the book of bibliographies and indexes; earlier editions; and the volume’s or set’s contents when that may help readers decide whether the title may help them; and the like). An example:
Stubbendieck, James L. - Common Legumes of the Great Plains : An Illustrated Guide / by James Stubbendieck and Elverne C. Conard ; ill. by Bellamy Parks Jansen . - Lincoln, NE : Univ. of Nebraska Pr., 1989. - xxi, 330 p. ; ill.
Library of Congress QK495.L52
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-311) ; index
Records in Full Display list all fields in the record that contain any data, including, besides all the items in Brief Record, those of interest to library collection officers who are selecting books for library collections: Library of Congress Control Number, International Standard Book and Serial Numbers, and OCLC numbers. Full Display also lists the subjects and other entries assigned to the record. An example:
Record # 4092
Table of Contents entries: Environment/Natural History/Flora/Legumes
Format Reference Sources
Author Stubbendieck, James L.
Title Common Legumes of the Great Plains
Sub-Title An Illustrated Guide
Responsibility by James Stubbendieck and Elverne C. Conard ; ill. by Bellamy Parks Jansen
Publisher Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Pr., 1989
Pages xxi, 330 p. ; ill.
Call #'s: LC: QK495.L52
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-311) ; index
Subject Added Entries
Names: Conard, Elverne C., jt. author
Jansen, Bellamy Parks, ill.
Topics: Legumes—Great Plains—Identification
Legumes—Great Plains—Pictorial works
Periodicals. For Periodicals, records in Brief Display have the following structure:
Title. – Date publication began, and if no longer published, date of late issue. – Place, publisher, dates. – Frequency.
Great Plains Journal. - v. 1 (fall 1961)- . [Lawton, OK : Great Plains Historical Association] 1961–. Quarterly.
Class Numbers: Library of Congress F591
Great Plains Historical Association previously called Institute of the Great Plains
Indexed selectively by: America, History and Life 1963– ; Historical Abstracts. Part A, Modern History Abstracts, 1963– ; Historical Abstracts. Part B, Twentieth Century Abstracts, 1963–
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The American West : Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago [Internet Site]. - Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK : Adam Matthew Digital Ltd., 2008. - http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/American-West/
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