Abbreviations and Acronyms

We’ve all been perplexed by the abbreviations used in legal footnotes at one point or another, but there are a number of resources available to decipher these abbreviations. In addition to the Bluebook, the online Cardiff Index to Legal Publications is a great resource to use, especially for international material. It is published in the United Kingdom and includes both U.S. and international law reporters and law reviews. Other legal publications are is the most extensive online resource to search for abbreviations of all kinds on the Internet. This can be useful for non-legal material.

See the library’s Abbreviations and Acronyms Research Guide to see a full list of all of the resources available to decipher your acronyms and abbreviations.

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