BibTeX field: series

How to use the series field in BibTeX?

The series field is used to store the name of the series or set of books.

series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science"
series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science}
series = "LNCS"
series = {LNCS}

How the series field is used in BibTeX entry types

BibTeX entryDescriptionseries field
articleJournal article
bookletPrinted work without a publisher
inbookAny section in a bookoptional
incollectionA titled section of a bookoptional
inproceedingsConference paperoptional
mastersthesisMaster's thesis
miscMiscellaneous: if nothing else fits
phdthesisPhD thesis
techreportTechnical report or white paper
unpublishedA work that has not yet been officially published