ArticleFirst Journal Browse Functionality

Revised 11/16/2001

Additional functionality options available through the ArticleFirst database. The main searches of article records in ArticleFirst are given in the main document.

Database name: ArticleFirst

Short database name:  ARTF

Available on: FirstSearch Test Server and Production Server

Is this functionality useful to your service?

Not all users of ArticleFirst will find the journal browse functionality valuable to their users. Most users find the article searching in ArticleFirst more important, intuitive, and helpful to the average user. However, there are additional options in this database. The information below will allow you to offer users the ability to call up the complete list of journals in ArticleFirst, retrieve a list of the issues covered in ArticleFirst, retrieve the articles within an issue, and/or search for journal records in ArticleFirst by title and/or subject information. Included below is information on how FirstSearch has implemented the browse function as a possible template on one example of how this has been implemented.

Record display information

List of MARC fields in Issue records:

Field Name MARC Field
OCLC Number 001
Year 008
ISSN 022/a
Accession Number 035/a
Full Citation (volume, issue, part, and date) 245/a
Volume Number 949/a
Issue Number 949/b
Part Number 949/d
Date 949/e
Display Type 949/x
System-only Volume Number 983/p
System-only Issue Number 983/r

List of MARC fields in Journal records specifically created for this database. All valid MARC fields are also possible. In this database there are two types of Journal records. One is a record created based on a cataloged serial MARC record that may include all possible MARC fields present. The other is a record created specifically for this database. The fields that only exist for the specifically created records have an asterisk (*) after them.

Field Name MARC Field
Accession Number 035/a
Journal Library of Congress Classification Numbers 090/a (repeating)
Journal Dewey Classification Numbers 092/a (repeating)
Previous Title's CODEN 780/8
Previous Title's ISSN 780/9
Succeeding Title's CODEN 785/8
Succeeding Title's ISSN 785/9
Display Code (S) 949/x
Copyright of Journal*± 949/y
Journal Subject Fields* 953/j
Alternative Title's Information* 979/a,b
Backfile Begin Date* 979/d
Earliest Volume* 979/e
Publisher's Website URL* 979/f
Publication Status* 979/g
Publisher's E-mail Address* 979/h
Scope of Journal Note* 979/j
Journal Disclaimer*± 979/k
Publisher Terms*± 979/L
Last Year* 979/m
Last Volume* 979/n

* Field that exists only for a record created specifically for this database.

± Display the copyright (949/y), disclaimer (979/k) and publisher terms (979/L) with these displays of the journal record.

Journal record MARC fields present for both types of journal records are:

Journal Title 245/a
Journal ISSN 022/a
Journal Publisher 260/b
Journal Library of Congress Classification Numbers 090/a
Journal Dewey Decimal Classification Numbers 092/a
Display Code (S) 949/x
Accession Number 035/a

Searching Options

What follows is a list of FirstSearch indexes and the combination of USE and STRUCTURE attributes that can be used to access them. For any FirstSearch label where multiple USE attributes are listed all the attributes will provide the exact same search result sets. These indexes are divided into indexes that retrieve specific types of records: Articles, Issues and Journals searches. Each group of searches will retrieve only that group of records.

The following table contains a partial list of FirstSearch Article record Indexes and USE and STRUCTURE attributes used to access them. The only new indexes are marked with an asterisk (*).

Index Description Use Attribute Structure Attribute Indexed Fields and Subfields
System-only Issue Number* OCLC Defined 6006 2 Based on 776/g
System-only Volume Number* OCLC Defined 6007 2 Based on 776/g
Keyword (kw) Any 1016 2

245/a,b

773/s,t

980/o,2-8

Author (au, au=) Author-name 1003 1, 2, 101 100/a

700/a
Standard Number (sn, sn=) Identifier-standard 1007 1, 2 773/x,y
Title (ti, ti=) Title 4 2 245/a,b

980/o
Year (yr) Date-publication 31 4, 5 008 <date>

* This index is only listed here. It can be used to search for articles from an Issue record.

FirstSearch Issue record Indexes and USE and STRUCTURE attributes used to access them:

Index Description Use Attribute Structure Attribute Indexed Fields and Subfields
Issue Record ISSN OCLC Defined 6016 2 022/a
Issue Record Volume OCLC Defined 6013 2 949/a
Issue Record Issue Number OCLC Defined 6014 2 949/b,d
Issue Record Year OCLC Defined 6015 2 008 <date>

FirstSearch Journal record Indexes and USE and STRUCTURE attributes used to access them.

Index Description Use Attribute Structure Attribute Indexed Fields and Subfields
Journal Title Letter OCLC Defined 6022 2 245/a first letter
Journal Dewey Decimal Class OCLC Defined 6019 2 092/a
Journal Subject OCLC Defined 5657 1,2 600/a,c,d,v,x,y,z

610/a,b,v,x,y,z

630/a,v,x,y,z

650/a,b,v,x,y,z

651/a,v,x,y,z

953/j
Journal Title/Subject OCLC Defined 5116 2 245/a

600/a,c,d,v,x,y,z

610/a,b,v,x,y,z

630/a,v,x,y,z

650/a,b,v,x,y,z

651/a,v,x,y,z

780/t

785/t

953/j
Journal Title OCLC Defined 5246 1,2 245/a

780/t

785/t
Journal OCLC Number OCLC Defined 5977 2 001
Record Type (Using the data value of "s") OCLC Defined 6017 2 949/x
Journal ISSN OCLC Defined 5922 2 022/a

780/8,9

785/8,9
Journal Publisher OCLC Defined 5260 2 260/b

Searches Used on FirstSearch Web for This Functionality

This information is given as a template of search options that could be implemented. There are more searches and more options available then what is listed below.

When a user clicks on "Browse Journal and Magazine Titles" the search is "S" with the Record Type search (use 6017 & structure 2). On FirstSearch web access this provides a long list of journal titles (245/a field). New user options appear on this screen including the option to retrieve records starting with a letter of the alphabet or to search the journal titles.

When clicking on a letter to bring up a list of journals starting with that letter the search is the letter selected with the Journal title letter search (use 6022 & structure 2).

To search the journal titles, currently FirstSearch uses the Journal Title search (use 5246 & structure 2).

On FirstSearch web access, when a user selects a journal record to display, the full record display includes some new options for the user, including Search articles within this journal and Available issues.

To Search this journal, FirstSearch web provides the user with a place to search three basic article searches of Keyword (use 1016 & structure 2), Author (use 1003 & structure 2) and Title (use 4 & structure 2). All of these searches are added with the journal records ISSN (022/a) using the article standard number search (use 1007 & structure 2). Other article searches are listed in the regular Z39.50 documentation for ArticleFirst. Some of these may also be useful.

Available issues are retrieved by searching the journal records ISSN using the Issue ISSN search (use attribute 6016 & structure 2). The Issue records only have one useful display field, 245/a, which is the citation of the issue.

On FirstSearch web access, if a user selects an issue record to display, the issue data is searched to retrieve a list of the article records of that issue. The search needed includes the search for the ISSN, the year, the volume and issue number together. The issue's ISSN (022/a) is searched using the article standard number search (use 1007 & structure 2). The issue's year (008<date>) is searched using the article year index (use 31 & structure 5). The volume number (983/p) is searched with the article system volume search (use 6007 & structure 2). The issue number (983/r) is searched with the article system issue search (use 6006 & structure 2).