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 'Quick limits' function:

  • Open the Scottish Bibliographies Online search
  • Enter your search terms and define a search type
  • In the'Quick limits' box, select the collection you wish to limit the results to (Bibliography of Scotland, Bibliography of Scottish Gaelic, or Bibliography of the Scottish Book Trade)
  • Searches can also be limited by language, date of publication or publication format: for more options, go to the 'Advanced search' tab
  • The limits selected are applied to your search results when you click on 'Search'.


Scottish Bibliographies Online overview


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