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Biology 2023

Subject Librarian (Physical & Life Sciences)

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Kathleen Matthews
Science & Social Sciences Librarian
McPherson Library (Mearns A211)
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Strategies & Tools for expanding Journal Abbreviations

The name of a journal in a journal article citation is usually abbreviated: For example: Phys. Rev. Lett. is the abbreviation for the Physical Review Letters. Rather than try and guess the full journal title, there are online tools and strategies available that make this easier.

One strategy is to simply type the journal abbreviation onto Google.

Other web based journal abbreviation databases are also available:

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