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Legal Research 101: Skills for my first week of law school: 2. Abbreviations

Guide for first year law students to navigate the Library's resources and to retrieve course readings

How do you know what the abbreviation stands for?


Check the abbreviation using a tool called the Cardiff Index to Legal AbbreviationsThis is a free online resource maintained by Cardiff University.


How do I use Cardiff Index?

  1.  Search by Abbreviation and enter the abbreviation you want to check (for example, SAcLJ).


  1. The result list will give you the full journal title.


  1. Now you know the journal title is the Singapore Academy of Law Journal.
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