Searching separate locations within Scottish Bibliographies Online
The Scottish Bibliographies Online (SBO) database contains three elements:
- Bibliography of Scotland (BOS) — contains Scottish material published since 1987
- Bibliography of Scottish Gaelic (BOSG) — contains material of all dates published in Scottish Gaelic
- Bibliography of the Scottish Book Trade (BSBT) — contains material of all dates relating to books, publishing and related fields
By default, a search on SBO will search all three elements. However, you can search BOS, BOSG and BSBT separately on SBO using the 'Limits' function:
- Open the Scottish Bibliographies Onliine search
- Carry out a search
- On the title search results screen, click 'Post Limit'
- Select the location you wish to limit the results to (BOS, BOSG, or BSBT)
- Searches can also be limited by language, date of publication and country of publication if desired
- Click 'Set Limits'
- The limits selected are then applied to your search results and you are returned to the results screen
- Limits remain in force until they are cancelled by clicking 'Clear Limits'.