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Periodicals Index Online (PIO)

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Menu of searchable fields

Publication Subject Categories

  1. Agriculture
  2. Ancient Civilisations
  3. Anthropology/Ethnology
  4. Applied Arts
  5. Archaeology
  6. Architecture
  7. Area Studies - Africa
  8. Area Studies - Asia
  9. Area Studies - Australasia
  10. Area Studies - Europe
  11. Area Studies - Middle East
  12. Black Studies
  13. Business/Management
  14. Economics
  15. Education
  16. Fine Arts
  17. Folklore
  18. Geography
  19. History (General)
  20. History (The Americas)
  21. Humanities (General)
  22. Jewish Studies
  23. Law
  24. Library/Information Science
  25. Linguistics/Philology
  26. Literature
  27. Music
  28. Performing Arts
  29. Philosophy
  30. Political Science
  31. Psychology
  32. Public Administration
  33. Religion/Theology
  34. Social Affairs
  35. Social Sciences (General)
  36. Sociology
  37. Women's Studies

Look Ups and Browsable Indexes

Periodicals Index Online offers four Look ups or browsable indexes, so you can easily find spelling or format variations of, for example, an author's name or a publication subject name. You can find the Look up links in the advanced search page and they are available for the following searchable fields: Author, Publication Title, Publication subject and Country of publication. For a description of these fields, please see the Searchable fields table to the right. 

Note: Look ups are also available from the Command Line search (through the Look up terms link). Several of the searchable fields from the Look Up Citation search form also offer Look up links.

To use and locate a Look up or browsable index, select the field from the Advanced Search pull-down menu. If a Look up is available, under the search row you will see a link to the Look up. Other Look ups and browsable indexes will be listed in the Limit To section of the Advanced Search page.

Select the Look up link and then you will see a browsable and alphabetical index for that field. There are some indexes that will not display an alphabetical list before searching for the term, rather you will have to enter a term first, and then the alphabetical list of matches will display.

Once you locate the index term that you would like to add to your search, mark the item, and then click the Add to search button. The index term will now appear in the advanced search form along with the appropriate pull-down menu selection.

Searchable Fields

An accessible version of the Searchable Fields table is available below.

Field Name Label Search Examples & Explanation
Abstract  AB AB(renaissance)

Where available, we use abstracts included on the original journal table of contents, without modification.
Accession Number AN AN(356894)

Search the unique database ID for articles and documents.
Anywhere   Libor OR Euribor

Enter keyword(s) without a field code label to search the entire record.
Anywhere except full text ALL
ALL(modern dance)     

ALL/NOFT searches for keywords in the citation and abstract. It is a full record search, but does not include a search on the full text. The following fields are searched: Author Name, Abstract, Title, Publication Title, ISSN, Publication subject, Country of Publication and Publisher. 
Author AU AU(Kinsley, Michael)     

Finds documents written by a particular author. 
Country of publication CP CP(France)            

Search for documents from journals published in a particular country.
Document Text FT FT(beat generation)    

Search for keywords in the body of the document. The abstracts are not included in this search.
Document Title TI TI(multiculturalism)    

Locates the occurrence of search words in the title of the document.
Document Type DType DType(review)   

Use this to find specific document types such as articles, back matter, front matter and reviews.
Identifiers/Keywords IF IF(politics) 

Use this to find documents relating to a particular keyword. Identifiers/keywords are automatically generated article keywords (using machine indexing).
International Standard Serials Number ISSN ISSN(00228877)     

This search field looks for the eight digit International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), where available. Hyphens are optional.
Issue ISS ISS(3)     

Use to search the issue number of a publication. 
Language  LA LA(Spanish)       

Use to locate the original language of the document. 
Pages PG PG(232)    

Use this field to search for a specific page an article was published.
Publication date PD PD(19951201)   

Use to find a specific publication date. Can be searched as:                                                                        (YYYY) = (1989)   (YYYYMMDD) = (19951201)    (YYYYMM ) or (199912)
The use of <, >, and – are supported to specify before or after a specific date and a date range.
(<1850) or (>1995) or (1939-1945)
Publication frequency FQ FQ(monthly)

Use to search for the particular frequency of the publication.
Publication section SEC SEC(reviews)

Search for documents in a specific section of a publication.
Publication subject  JSU


Use the Publication subject search field to look for documents about a specific subject.  
Publication subject terms conform a list of 37 subject areas. You can see them all in the Look up or in the box on the left in this page.

See the Identifiers/keywords entry for additional information about article indexing.

Publication Title PUB PUB(The Spectator)     

Search for a specific publication.
Publication title (includes title history) PUBALL PUBALL(“Quarterly Review of the Rural Economy”)

Searches across all title variants within a journal run. In this case, a search for Quarterly Review of the Rural Economy will also retrieve results from the former title, Quarterly Review of Agricultural Economics, and vice versa. If you use the Publication title field instead (PUB) it will only find articles for that particular journal run.
Publication year YR YR(1945)

Use to find a specific publication year. 
Publisher PB PB(Sage)      

Use to search for the journal publisher. 
Source type SType STYPE(scholarly)     

Use to find a specific source type such as scholarly journals or magazines.
Volume VO VO(24)    

Use to search for the volume of a resource. Use in conjunction with the Issue field to create a more precise search query.