Searching by Publisher Number

Use the Publisher Number Search to look for:

  • ISBNs (International Standard BookNumbers)
  • ISSNs (International Standard SerialNumbers)
  • ISMNs (International Standard Music Numbers)

An ISBN is a unique number assigned to an item by its publisher. Older ISBN numbers are 10-digit numbers; newer ISBNs are 13-digit numbers. ISBNs contains numerals that represent the following:

  1. The language group of the country of publication
  2. The publisher
  3. The title
  4. The check character

An ISMN identifies scores. Older ISMN numbers consist of the letter M followed by 9 numbers. Newer ISMN numbers are 13-digits long and match the number encoded in the barcode. These numbers indicate:

  1. The publisher
  2. The item number
  3. The check character

An ISSN identifies a serial. The ISSN consists of eight digits in two groups of four, separated by a hyphen. ISSNs do not refer to the publisher or the country of origin.

  • 0021-9193
  • 0022-3360