Can you explain ISBN?

What is an ISBN?

How do I find an ISBN?


ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. They distinguish between multiple editions, printings, or versions of the same book title. The ISBN is essentially a book's fingerprint to help distinguish it and to find it later. Not all books have ISBNs, and not all databases record them. However, the majority of our databases do include that information.

An ISSN is the International Standard Serial Number, and it is the unique identifier for magazines and journals. An ISBN is to a book as an ISSN is to a magazine.


  • Last Updated Nov 24, 2020
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