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Journal Abbreviations


Below are electronic and print resources to help decipher journal abbreviations as they appear in various indexes and references.  For additional assistance with problem journal abbreviations, please contact the VM librarian.

Electronic Resources

The following electronic resource, which provides access to scientific journal abbreviations, is available to Purdue faculty, staff, and students (Purdue Career account and password required).

Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI)

In addition, we have the following directory to international periodicals available online:

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory

If none of these sources provide the answer needed, we have a number of comprehensive printed lists of journal abbreviations in the VM Library.

Print Resources

Biosciences Information Service of Biological Abstracts. Serial Sources for the BIOSIS Database.
[This is a list of serial sources for Biological Abstracts]
LOCATION: VM Library (Ask at Circulation Desk)
CALL NUMBER: 570.5 B519 2005
 
List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus (MEDLINE)
LOCATION: VM Library (Ask at Circulation Desk)
CALL NUMBER: 016.61 Un29L
(PDF file of this title available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html).

National Library of Medicine. (U.S.) List of Serials Indexed for Online Users.
(PDF file of this title available at
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lsiou.html).
 
World List of Scientific Periodicals. 1900-1960.
LOCATION: VM Library [Reference]
CALL NUMBER: 016.051 W89 v.1-3
 

For additional assistance with problem journal abbreviations, please contact the VM librarian.

Contact

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