If you would like to construct an abbreviation for a title that you are using, it is recommended
to search the above databases as all abbreviations are standardized. Example, Comprehensive in
PubMed is abbreviated as
Compr. Two print publications may also be of use:
International Organization for Standardization. Information and documentation, rules for the abbreviation of title words and titles of publications. 3rd ed. Genève, Switzerland : ISO, 1997.
Liste d'abréviations de mots des titres de publications en série = List of serial title word abbreviations. Paris : CIEPS/ISDS International Centre, 1985- . ISSN: 0259-000X (main series); ISSN: 0259-0018 (supplements)
Note: This publication gives such information as the official abbreviations for over 5000 words in 70 languages.