The fortieth edition of Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary (AIAD) offers increased coverage in all fields of human endeavor. Many of the new terms are from the subject areas of:
Of major value to librarians and researchers is the inclusion of:
Codes are provided to indicate the source from which the information was obtained. This feature allows the user to verify the entries and may, in some instances, lead to additional information. Complete bibliographic data about the publications cited can be found in the List of Selected Sources following the acknowledgments. Terms that are obtained from miscellaneous newspapers and magazines, are provided by outside contributors, or are discovered through independent research by the editorial staff remain uncoded.
September 13, 2010