SCIS provides full bibliographic records which include:
- a unique SCIS identifier
- standard international identifiers including ISBNs (both 10 and 13 digit), ISSNs and EANs
- full and abridged Dewey Decimal Classification numbers for non-fiction items
- genre headings for fiction
- subject headings for all items, including fiction
- subject headings suitable for use by school students and staff in primary and secondary schools
- subject headings that use Australasian terminology which reflects changes in curriculum
- enhanced content with notes, such as contents notes and summaries, where applicable.
MARC records downloaded from SCIS do not include Additional Terms or content from third-parties such as Syndetics and LibraryThing for Libraries.