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Theology and Religious Studies Research Guide

General Information

Have you wondered what "CSCO" or "FC" stands for? How about some technical abbreviations such as "cf." or "s.v."? Many of them are widely known and do not need an explanation while others can be quickly deciphered by looking in front of the book for a list of abbreviations.  However, this is not always a case for articles and web resources online and, sometimes, the list of abbreviations is not available even or the books in print.  This page provides the resources that include the most common and standard abbreviations for primary sources, journals, reference works, series, as well as some technical abbreviations used in theology and religious studies.