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Reference Sources

This page contains information on useful reference tools for research projects. This is not a comprehensive list. Ask a librarian for additional sources.

Abbreviation Dictionaries and Lists

An abbreviation may be an initialism or an acronym. An initialism (sometimes called abbreviation) is a shortened form of a word or phrase, such as i.e. which stands for id est, meaning "that is," and LOL which stands for laugh out loud. Acronyms are similar, but are read as a pronounceable word such as radar and NATO.

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