The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) is in the process of being relaunched on a new platform. During the transition, the Conservation Information Network has implemented this temporary BCIN interface with keyword search capabilities. Please contact us if you have questions or comments.

Keyword search tips

The keyword search box will search all BCIN fields, including title, author/editor, abstract, subject terms, publication date, contributing BCIN institution, journal name, volume and issue numbers, BCIN number, ISBN and ISSN.

Narrowing and broadening your search results

You can make your search results more precise by adding more search terms, for example by adding an author's name to the subject terms in your keyword search. The more search terms you add, the narrower your results will be. If you would like to increase the number of search results, try adding fewer terms.

Limiting your search results by BCIN contributor

If you would like to limit your search results to the records from only one of the BCIN contributors, add their identifying acronym to your keyword search. For example, by adding the acronym “MCI” to your keyword search, you will limit your search results to only those records which match your keywords and were contributed by MCI, the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute. Here is an example:

Iron gall ink MCI

The full list of identifying acronyms for BCIN contributors follows:

Note on Languages

Most of the data in BCIN is in English; however, you can search using subject keywords in both English and French. Titles remain in the language of the original publication and are followed by an English translation.

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