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Abbreviations and Acronyms
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Journal Abbreviations General
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11144
    Includes: Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary (in the Information and Publishing section). "Features definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions that allows users 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."
  • Acronym Finder
    http://www.acronymfinder.com/
    "With more than 600,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 4 million acronyms and abbreviations [...] You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes."
  • Internet Acronym Server
    http://silmaril.ie/cgi-bin/uncgi/acronyms
    "[C]ollecting acronyms from all over the Internet for the best part of two decades."
  • Common Proofreading Symbols
    http://webster.commnet.edu/writing/symbols.htm
    A short list of abbreviations for editors, with meanings and examples. From Charles Darling, Professor of English/Humanities at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT.
Government
  • Postal Acronyms
    http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/usps_abbreviations.html
    State abbreviations and street suffixes, from the U.S. Post Office.
Science
  • Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols, and Abbreviations
    http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/mrwhome/104554766/HOME
    A searchable and browsable database of "over 200,000 entries covering the abbreviations, symbols and acronyms used in science and technology." Defines short-hand terms for chemical symbols, scientific associations and societies, units of measure, and professional credentials. From John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


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