Identifying Abbreviations and Acronyms: International and Foreign

English language (mostly)

  • Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary.
    R,REF P 365 .A28
  • Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations. (Prince's 5th ed., 2001)
    R,REF KF 246 .B46 2001
    5th ed. available for searching through LexisAvailable from anywhere to members of the NU School of Law community (Legal > Secondary Legal > Annotations and Indexes.)
  • Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations. Abbreviations for "English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. A wide selection of major foreign language law publications is also included. Publications from over 295 jurisdictions are featured in the Index. The database mainly covers law reports and law periodicals, but some legislative publications and major textbooks are also included."
  • Price, Miles O. Effective Legal Research, by Miles O. Price, Harry Bitner, Shirley Bysiewicz (4th ed. 1979) pp. 525-617
    R,REF KF 240 .P7 1979
  • Raistrick, Donald. Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations. (3rd ed., 2008) (for Great Britain)
    R,REF KD 400 .R34 2008
  • LexisAvailable from anywhere to members of the NU School of Law community and WestlawAvailable from anywhere to members of the NU School of Law community. Search in full-text journal databases, using the abbreviation as the search term.

Foreign language and polyglot

  • Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations. Abbreviations for "English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. A wide selection of major foreign language law publications is also included. Publications from over 295 jurisdictions are featured in the Index. The database mainly covers law reports and law periodicals, but some legislative publications and major textbooks are also included."
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed., 2010). See Tables for Foreign Jurisdictions and Intergovernmental Organizations.
    R,REF KF 246 .B55 2010 (ON RESERVE)
  • IATE: Inter Active Terminology for Europe. The European Union's inter-institutional terminology database.
  • Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations, Journal of International Law and Politics. New York University 2006
    I, REF K 89 .G85 2006
  • Eurojargon: A Dictionary of European Union Acronyms, Abbreviations and Terminology, compiled and edited by Eric Davies (7th ed., 2004).
    I,REF HC 240 .D318 2004
  • International Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary
    I,REF P365 .I57 2001 v.1
  • Kirchner, Hildbert. Abkurzungsverzeichnis der Rechtssprache (5th ed., 2003). German Legal Abbreviations.
    I,REF KK 82.2 .K57 2003
  • Sprudzs, Adolf. Italian Abbreviations and Symbols: Law and Related Subjects (1969).
    I,REF PC 1693 .S67
  • Szladits, Charles. Guide to Foreign Legal Materials, French, by Charles Szladits and Claire M. Germain (1989) pp. 171-182.
    N,EFR KJV 140 .S96 1985 Other Guides to foreign legal material also contain lists of abbreviations.
  • Torres, Arturo L. Latin American Legal Abbreviations, compiled by Arturo L. Torres and Francisco Avalos (1989).
    I,REF KG 25 .T67 1989
  • World Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations.
    I,REF K 85 .W67 1991
  • World Guide to Abbreviations of Organizations.
    I,REF AS 8 .B8 1997
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