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Legal Research: Abbreviations

Abbreviations of some commonly requested legal sources are listed below.  Most are currently available at the UCF Main Campus Library. Some of the sources can be Shepardized using the abbreviation in the first column.

A.L.R. American Law Reports REF KF132.A5216 (v.1-175)
A.L.R.2d American Law Reports, Second Series REF KF132.A52166 (v.1-100)
A.L.R.3d American Law Reports, Third Series REF KF132.A53 (v.1-100)
A.L.R.4th American Law Reports, Fourth Series REF KF132.A54 (v.1-90)
A.L.R.5th American Law Reports, Fifth Series REF KF132.A55 (v.1-125)
A.L.R.6th American Law Reports, Sixth Series REF KF132.A56 (v.1+)
A.L.R.Fed. American Law Reports, Federal Westlaw (Ask at Research Assistance Desk)
A.L.R.Fed.2d American Law Reports, Federal Second Series Westlaw (Ask at Research Assistance Desk)
Am.Jur.2d American Jurisprudence, Second Edition REF KF154.A42
Barry L. Rev. Barry Law Review electronic only (v.1+)
C.F.R. Code of Federal Regulations READY REF US DOCS AE2.106/3:
C.J.S. Corpus Juris Secundum REF KF65.L8
F. Federal Reporter electronic only (v.1+)
F.2d Federal Reporter, Second Series REF KF105.F43 (v.1-999)
F.3d Federal Reporter, Third Series REF KF105.F43 (v.1+)
Fed.Reg. Federal Register US DOCS AE2.106: (v.1+)
FIU L. Rev. FIU Law Review electronic only (v.1+)
Fla. Florida Reports electronic only (v.1+)
Fla.Admin.Code Florida Administrative Code Annotated READY REF FL DOC KFF35 1982.A2
Fla.B.J. Florida Bar Journal K6.F778 (v.27,no.7+)
Fla.J.Int'l L. Florida Journal of International Law electronic only (v.8+)
Fla.L.Rev. Florida Law Review K25.F666 (v.1+)
Fla.Stat. Florida Statutes REF KFF30.A2F55
Fla.Stat. Ann. Florida Statutes Annotated REF KFF30 1970.A2
Fla.St.U.L.Rev. Florida State University Law Review K6.L675 (v.1+)
Fla.Supp. Florida Supplement Barry or FAMU Law Library
Fla.Supp.2d Florida Supplement, Second Series Barry or FAMU Law Library
F.L.W. or
Florida Law Weekly REF KFF47.F54 (v.22+)
Ask at Research Assistance Desk for online (v.20+)
F. Supp. Federal Supplement REF KF.F42 (v.1-999)
F. Supp. 2d Federal Supplement, Second Series REF KF.F42 2d ser. (v.1+)
J.Land Use
Florida State University Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law electronic only (v.10+)
J.Tech.L.&Pol'y Journal of Technology Law & Policy electronic only (v.3+)
Florida State University Journal of Transnational Law & Policy K10.O897 (v.2+)
L.Ed. United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition REF KF.A2 (v.1-100)
L.Ed.2d United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers' Edition, Second Series REF KF.A2 2d ser. (v.1+)
Nova L.Rev. Nova Law Review electronic only (v.19+)
S.Ct. U.S. Supreme Court Reporter
To cross-reference a citation from S. Ct. to L. Ed. 2d,
use the Parallel Reference Tables in volume 4 of
Shepard's United States Citations [REF KF101.2.S54].
Westlaw (Ask at Research Assistance Desk)
So. Southern Reporter REF KFF51.A1 1887 (v.1-200)
So.2d {Southern Reporter, Second Series} Florida Cases REF KFF51.A1 (v.1+)
Stat. United States Statutes at Large US DOCS AE2.111:
& US DOCS GS4.111:
Stetson L.Rev. Stetson Law Review K23.T48 (v.1+)
St.Thomas L.Rev. St. Thomas Law Review electronic only (v.6+)
T.C. United States Tax Court (1942- ) U.S.Docs Ju11.7: (v.1+)
University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy electronic only (v.6+)
University of Miami Business Law Review electronic only (v.7+)
U.Miami Ent.
&Sports L.Rev.
University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review electronic only (v.10- )
University of Miami Inter-American Law Review electronic only (v.25+)
U.Miami L.Rev. University of Miami Law Review K25.N58 (v.19+)
U.S. United States Reports U.S.DOCS Ju6.8: (v.60+)
U.S.C. United States Code REF KF62.A2.A2
U.S.C.A. United States Code Annotated REF KF62.U6
U.S.C.C.A.N. U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News REF KF62.A2.W4
U.S.C.S. United States Code Service REF KF62 1972.L38

For other legal abbreviations, consult LexisNexis Academic - Shepard's Citation Formats.

Looking for something else? Ask for assistance at the UCF Libraries' Research Assistance Desk or contact Ask A Librarian.

Prepared by: Rich Gause, Government Documents Librarian
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