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Abbreviations and Acronyms Research Guide
A guide for students seeking to decipher legal and general abbreviations and acronyms. This resource, while not comprehensive, provides a listing of the more important, current and relevant materials available in this subject area.
Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations, by Mary Price Miles
KF246 .B46 2001
Provides a thorough listing of abbreviations used in legal encyclopedias, law dictionaries, law reporters, loose-leaf services, law reviews, legal treatises, legal reference books and citators. Covers primarily United States legal materials.
Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, by the Harvard Law Review Association
Definitive source of rules for citation in legal documents and law journals. For those who are new to the Bluebook, Harvard editors have provided a detailed online Introduction to Legal Citation and the Bluebook. Individual subscriptions to the online Bluebook are available here. The library does not provide access to the online Bluebook.
Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations, by Donald Raistrick
K85 .R3 2008
Though the most entries are still the UK and Ireland, the Commonwealth and the US, the index includes many more countries than before from the EC, from the remainder of Europe, and from Africa, Asia, and South America. The country of origin, if not England or the UK, is indicated unless it is obvious from the title.
World Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations, by Igor I. Kavass
K89 .K38 1991
This dictionary is divided into different language and/or country sections. It is designed to enable the reader of foreign law and legal literature to ascertain the precise meaning of abbreviations and acronyms as they appear in the material which he or she is studying. In addition, the set has been further expanded with the inclusion of abbreviations by subject.
User's Guide to the Bluebook, by Alan L. Dworsky
Short, useful, easy-to-understand guide for Bluebook beginners. Provides an introduction and overview of Bluebook rules, as well as many helpful citation examples.
Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary
"Definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions enable you to quickly and easily translate terms into their full names or meanings. New terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are now included"
International Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviation Dictionary
"Deciphers more than 210,000 English and non-English acronyms used internationally and in specific countries. Entries are arranged alphabetically by acronym."
Legal Citation Guides and Abbreviation Lists (Harvard)
Concise research guide listing both legal and non-legal citation and abbreviation resources.
Extensive database of acronyms and abbreviations from the government, business world, academic disciplines and other categories.
Searchable database of more than 750,000 abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and military acronyms and abbreviations.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
This web-based service allows you to search by title or abbreviation. It primarily focuses on the British Isles and the United States but includes some international coverage as well.
Guide to government acronyms and abbreviations, with links to the agencies and programs where applicable produced by U.C.-San Diego.
Alphabetical listing of acronyms & abbreviations of Political Action Committees.
University of Chicago Manual of Legal Citation (Maroonbook)
This "competitor" of the Bluebook strives to provide a simpler citation method for legal scholarship.
Updated 6/14 (MK)
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