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'.


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