ISBN Number Look Up
The easiest way to find the book you want is to look it up using the ISBN number. Each edition of each book has a different ISBN number. Digital files, such as E-books are also assigned a different ISBN Number. There are many ISBN databases that can do an ISBN look up.
For example, if you type the ‚War of the Worlds‘ by H.G. Wells into a search engine like Amazon, you will get multiple results, such as:
If you know the ISBN number of the particular edition of War of the Worlds, you are looking for, which is ISBN: 9780575115354, then you can find it straight away!
If you are looking for rare or out of print books, you could try Abebooks (Link). For example, if you wanted to buy a first edition of War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. The War of the Worlds was first published in 1897, so it doesn’t have an ISBN number, as they were introduced in 1967. You would need to use the advanced search (Link), which allows you to search for first editions and use the publication date.
You can find out the ISBN of a book by searching online. Just type the title and author of the book into any of these databases to find the ISBN:
You can also check that an ISBN number is correct using ISBN check on www.isbn-check.com
How to Search by ISBN
Next to lookup-isbn.com, there are many search engines that will allow you to search for a book by ISBN: