Abbreviated Title Sources identifies lists of abbreviated resource titles and assigns a code for each source.  The purpose of the source codes is to enable indication of the abbreviated title source so that the abbreviated title may be interpreted.  For code assignment, general structure, usage, and maintenance guidelines see Introduction.

Arrangement of the list

Entries in the list are arranged in alphabetical order by the code and consist of the source code followed by the bibliographic citation for the source documentation.  The citations are linked to the online source for some codes.

Code structure

Each code consists of a maximum of 12 characters, including lowercase alphabetic characters, numeric characters 0 through 9, and the hyphen (-).  Possible additions to codes are described in Source Code Maintenance.

Abbreviated Title Source Codes


Key Title nach DIN 1430 (Berlin: Beuth)


Regeln für das Kürzen von Wörtern in Titeln und für das Kürzen der Titel von Veröffentlichungen: DIN 1502 (Berlin; Köln: Beuth)


National Library of Medicine Locatorplus (Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine)


HLAS journal abbreviations (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Hispanic Division)


INIS: Authority List for Journal Titles


Abbreviated Key Titles

Usage in MARC 21

 Bibliographic records

210 $2 (Abbreviated Title / Source)

See also:

Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes:  Contents