- The abbreviation search interfaces work for all sorts of
abbreviations and acronyms.
- Enter your abbreviation (e.g. unesco, wipo, ttfn, wysiwyg)
in the search box, select a search technique and click on Find (Google is
automatically opened and your abbreviation searched for).
- Look through
the URLs of your results: IGNORE those pages that do NOT contain a
designation of a list of abbreviations or acronyms either in the title or the url.
- To increase
A) Check your spelling! (Google is not case-sensitvie, so UNESCO=unesco=Unesco)
B) If you are still getting no results, try adding dots after each initial (e.g.
s.w.i.f.t., m.t.b.f.). In this case you will need to use quotation marks
limit/finetune your results:
Add another keyword (word or abbreviation) relating to the field in question (which you
would expect to find on the same page), without using quotation marks:
... gprs wap
... gprs mobile
... PDA palm
- If the search criteria in one language fail, use search
criteria in another language, for example English.
- Some lists of abbreviations include definitions; Some contain
foreign language equivalents: play
around with the languages listed above: e.g. search for wto (WTO=World Trade
Organization) using French search criteria to find the French language equivalent
(OMC=Organisation mondiale du commerce).
- Once you have opened a page, locate your term with CTRL+F (or
Back to top of page