If cite checking, pulling sources, or researching in secondary sources, you may find confusing abbreviations used in the footnotes. Use the following selected resources to help you identify the sources being abbreviated.
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations by Peter ClinchThis database allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law.
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations by New York University School of Law Staff
Created by the Journal of International Law and Politics at New York University, The Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations is the most comprehensive source for international citations rules.
Noble's revised international guide to the law reports by Scott Noble
This first comprehensive letter by letter dictionary of Latin American legal abbreviations includes abbreviations for government agencies, organizations, periodicals, and other publications relating to law. All entries are translated from Spanish and Portuguese into English.