Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tabula Rosa Systems Blog Of 3/29/2016 - Common Abbreviations

The article below is from an appendix in both of my books, which are described below. Although good Netiquette discourages abbreviations, there are exceptions as listed below. These are used and generally accepted.

It is recommended that abbreviations be kept at a minimum.

c or ©
Copyright (©2013)
c. ca
[JL1] About,” “around,” circa; used with dates (He was born c.2000)
Compare or consult—used to provide contrasting or opposing information
Editor, edited, edition
“For example,” the abbreviation for exempli gratia
et al.
“And others,” the abbreviation for et alia; also, elsewhere, the abbreviation for et alibi[JL2] 
“And so on” or “and so forth,” the abbreviation for et cetera
Abbreviation for ibidem, used in citations to refer again to the last source previously reference
“That is,” the abbreviation for id est; used to give specific clarification via a restatement; “in other words”
loc. cit
“In the place cited”; used the same was as ibid.
ms. mss
Manuscript, manuscripts
“Note well”, the abbreviation for nota bene[JL3] 
“No date”; used when the publication or copyright date of a source is not known
op. cit
In the work cited; used the same as ibid. and loc. cit
“Which see,” “whom see”; indicates that the reference is within the same source; encyclopedias may use this to refer to other entries within that same encyclopedia.

 [JL1]for consistent format
 [JL2]AU: please check to confirm correctness of edits suggested to accord with predominant format in this list
 [JL3]AU: OK? please check to confirm correctness
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