Have you ever had a hankering to look up the cited references in a really useful article, only to find something like this listed as the journal title?
Catal. Rev. Sci. Engin.
You’d love to check the Evans Library’s A-Z Journal list to find out if you can get your hands on this elusive journal, but you need real words to enter into the search form — where to begin, oh dedicated researcher, with that? Enter the abbreviation, and what you end up with is “Sorry, this search returned no results.” Never fear! All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources is the website for you, my friends. The site collects websites that are categorized by discipline, allowing you to find complete journal titles by searching their abbreviations. The website also allows you to “Search for journal by abbreviation.” Enter journal abbreviations directly into the search box on the home page, and your abbreviations are matched with corresponding journal titles from Cornell University’s extensive holdings. It’s a quick place to begin, and tells us that Catal. Rev. Sci. Engin. is actually Catalysis reviews: science and engineering (which the Evans Library does have in its A-Z Journal list).
Find more abbreviation resources on Evans Library’s website, under Express Links > Internet Sites > Reference Sources > Abbreviations and Acronyms. And remember, you can always Ask a Librarian for help!
Don’t you feel better?