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Address Synonyms

Thomson Reuters maps abbreviated address terms to known full address terms and vice-versa. This feature allows you to use abbreviated address terms or full address terms to search for records containing both the abbreviated term and the full term. For example:

  • If you enter Biochem in the Address field, the system retrieves all records that contain Biochem and Biochemistry.

  • If you enter Biochemistry in the Address field, the system retrieves all records that contain Biochem and Biochemistry.

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Address Synonym Examples

The system maps abbreviated address terms to known full address terms and vice-versa. For example:

  • Ave maps to Avenue and Avenue maps to Ave

  • Univ maps to University and University maps to Univ

  • Med maps to Medicine, Medical, and Medicinal and these three terms map to Med and to each other

  • NE maps to Northeast and Northeastern and these two terms map to NE and to each other

  • Natl maps to National and National maps to Natl

  • Pkwy maps to Parkway and Parkway maps to Pkwy

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Address Synonyms

Abteilung
Abt

Academy, Academic
Acad

Akademy, Akad, Academic
Academy

Accident
Accid

Administration, Administrative
Adm

Administrative
Administration

Advance(d)
Adv

Aerospace
Aerosp

Agency
Agcy

Agriculture, Agricultural
Agr

Agricultural
Agriculture

Academic
Akad

America(n)
Amer

Analysis
Anal

Anatomy, Anatomie, Anatomia
Anat

Anatomie, Anatomia
Anatomy

Anatomia
Anatomie

Angewandte
Angew

Animal
Anim

Apparatus
Apparat

Applied
Appl

Arthritis
Arthrit

Association
Assoc

Augenklinik
Augenklin

Avenue
Ave

Behavior, Behavioral, Behaviour, Behavioural 
Behav

Behavioral, Behaviour, Behavioural 
Behavior

Behavioural 
Behaviour

Behavioural
Behaviour

Biochemistry
Biochem

Biology, Biologie, Biologia
Biol

Biologie, Biologia
Biology

Biologia
Biologie

Building
Bldg

Boulevard
Blvd

Botany, Bontanic, Botanical
Bot

Bontanic, Botanical
Botany

Botanical
Botanic

Brothers
Bros

Bureau
Bur

Cancer
Canc

Central
Cent

Chemistry, Chemie
Chem

Chemie
Chemistry

Chimie
Chim

Chirurgie
Chirurg

Cientificas
Cient

Clinic, Clinical
Clin

Clinical
Clinic

Company
Co

College
Coll

Comite
Com

Committee
Comm

Communication
Commun

Computer, Computing
Comp

Computing
Computer

Conference
Conf

Corporation, Corporate
Corp

Corporate
Corporation

Compounds
Cpds

Center
Ctr

County
Cty

Cytology, Cytologie, Cytologi
Cytol

Cytologie, Cytologi
Cytology

Cytologi
Cytologie

Defence or Defense
Def

Dental, Dentistry
Dent

Dentistry
Dental

Department
Dept

Deutsche, Deutsches, Deutschen, Deutscher, Deutschem,        
Deutsch

Deutsches, Deutschen, Deutscher, Deutschem,        
Deutsche

Deutschen, Deutscher, Deutschem
Deutsches 

Deutscher, Deutschem
Deutschen        

Deutschem
Deutscher        

Development, Developmental
Dev

Developmental
Development

Diabetes
Diabet

Diagnosis
Diag

Disease, Diseases
Dis

Diseases
Disease

District
Dist

Division
Div

Drive
Dr

East
E

Economy, Economist
Econ

Education, Educational
Educ

Educational
Education

Electroencephalographic, Eelectroencephalography
EEG

Eelectroencephalography
Electroencephalographic

Egyetem
Egyet

Electric, Electrical, Electricity, Electronic, Electronics
Elect

Electrical, Electricity, Electronic, Electronics
Electric

Electricity, Electronic, Electronics
Electrical

Electronic, Electronics
Electricity

Electronics
Electronic

Elektrische, Elektrizitat, Elektronik, Elektroniks
Elekt

Elektrizitat, Elektronik, Elektroniks,        
Elektrische

Elektronik, Elektroniks,        
Elektrizitat

Elektroniks
Elektronic

Engenharia
Engineering

Engineering
Engn

Environment, Environmental, Environnement        
Environm

Environmental, Environnement        
Environment

Environnement        
Environmental

Establishment, Establissement
Estab

Etablissement
Establishment

Etablissement
Etab

Étude
Etud

Experiment, Experimental
Expt

Experimental
Experiment

Faculty
Fac

Fakultat
Fak

Farmacia
Farm

Foundation, Fundacion
Fdn

Fundacion
Foundation

Federal
Fed

Fisica
Fis

Forschung
Forsch

Fort
Ft

Fysica
Fys

General
Gen

Gesellschaft
Gesell

Geology
Geol

Government
Govt

Graduate
Grad

Group, Gruppe
Grp

Gruppe
Group

Hogeskole
Hgsk

History, Historic, Historical
Hist

Historic, Historical
History

Historical
Historic

Health
Hlth

Hopital
Hop

Horticulture, Horticultural
Hort

Horticultural
Horticulture

Hospital
Hosp

Hochschule
Hsch

Heights
Hts

Husbandry
Husb

Hygiene
Hyg

Immunology
Immunol

Incorporated
Inc

Industry, Industrial
Ind

Industrial
Industry

Infectious
Infect

Infirmary
Infirm

Ingegneria, Ingenieria, Ingenieurwesen
Ingn

Ingenieria, Ingenieurwesen
Ingegneria

Ingenieurwesen
Ingenieria

Institute, Ist, Istituto, Institutional
Inst

Ist, Istituto, Institutional
Institute

Istituto, Institutional
Isit

Institutional
Istituto

International, Intezet
Int

Introduction
Intro

Investigation, Investigational
Invest

Investigational
Investigation

Island
Isl

Junior
Jr

Kardiologie
Kardiol

Kemiai
Kem

Klinik
Klin

Konference, Konferenz
Konf

Laboratory, Laboratories, Labs
Lab

Laboratory, Laboratories
Labs

Laboratories
Laboratory

Lecture
Lect

Library
Lib

Limited
Ltd

Maladies
Malad

Material
Mat

Matematicky
Matemat

Mathematics, Mathematical
Math

Mathematical
Mathematics

Mechanical, Mechanics, Mechanism 
Mech

Mechanics, Mechanism 
Mechanical

Mechanism 
Mechanics

Mechanism 
Mechanics

Medicine, Medical, Medicinal, Meditskkaya, Medizin
Med

Medical, Medicinal, Meditskkaya, Medizin
Medicine

Medicinal, Meditskkaya, Medizin
Medical

Meditskkaya, Medizin
Medicinal

Medizin
Meditskkaya

Memorial
Mem

Metal, Metallurgy, Metallurgical
Met

Metallurgy, Metallurgical
Metal

Metallurgical
Metallurgy

Metabolic, Metabolism
Metab

Metabolism
Metabolic

Manufacturing
Mfg

Military
Mil

Mining
Min

Ministry
Minist

Marketing
Mkt

Molecular, Molecule, Molekular
Mol

Molekular
Molecule

Mount, Mountain
Mt

Mountain
Mount

North
N

National, Nazionale, Nacional, Nazl, Nacl
Natl

Nazionale, Nacional, Nazl, Nacl
National

Nacional, Nazl, Nacl
Nazionale

Nazl, Nacl
Nacional

Nature, Natural
Nat

Natural
Nature

Navigation, Navigational
Nav

Navigational
Navigation

Northeast, Northeastern
NE

Northern
No

Northeastern
Northeast

Northwestern
Northwest

Nuclear
Nucl

Nuklear
Nukl

Nutrition
Nutr

Northwest, Northwestern
NW

Observatory
Observ

Obstetrics
Obstet

Office
Off

Organization,  Organizational
Org

Organizational
Organization

Ospedale
Osped

Paediatric, Paediatrics, Pediatric,  Pediatrics
Paediat

Paediatrics, Pediatric,  Pediatrics
Paediatric

Pediatrics
Pediatric

Petroleum
Petr

Pharmacy
Pharm

Physics, Physician, Physicians
Phys

Physics
Physical

Park
Pk

Parkway
Pkwy

Place, Platz, Pleain
Pl

Platz, Pleain
Place

Plein
Platz

Process, Processing
Proc

Processing
Process

Products, Production
Prod

Production
Products

Professor
Prof

Propulsion
Prop

Protein
Prot

Province, Provincial
Prov

Provincial
Province

Psychiatry, Psychiatric
Psychiat

Psychiatric
Psychiatry

Pulmonary
Pulm

Quimica
Quim

Road
Rd

Recherche
Rech

Rehabilitation
Rehabil

Reproduction, Reproductive
Reprod

Reproductive
Reproduction

Research
Res

Respiratory
Resp

Ricerca, Ricerche
Ric

Ricerche
Ricerca

South
S

Sanatorium
Sanat

Sanitary
Sanit

School
Sch

Science, Scientific
Sci

Scientific
Science

Southeast, Southeastern
Se

Southeastern
Southeast

Semiconductor
Semicond

Service
Serv

Southern
So

Society
Soc

Spectroscopy
Spect

Square
Sq

Saint, Street
St

Standard, Standards 
Stand

Standards 
Standard

Statistics, Statistical
Stat

Statistical
Statistics

Station
Stn

Strada, Strasse, Straat
Str

Structure, Structural
Struct

Structural
Structure

Substance, Substances
Subst

Substances
Substance

Superior
Super

Surgery, Surgeon, Surgeons
Surg

Surgeons
Surgeon

Southwest, Southwestern
Sw

Southwestern
Southwest

Synthesis
Synth

System, Systems
Syst

Systems
System

Tuberculosis
Tb

Technical, Technische, Technique
Tech

Technische, Technique
Technical

Technique
Technische

Telephone
Tel

Temperature
Temp

Territory, Terrestrial
Terr

Textile, Textiles
Text

Textiles
Textile

Tudomanyos,
Tud

University
Univ

Vascular
Vasc

Veterinary, Veterns
Vet

West
W

Weapons
Weap

Welfare
Welf

Wissenschaft, Wissenschaftes, Wissenschafter, Wissenschaften
Wissensch 

Wissenschaftes, Wissenschafter, Wissenschaften
Wissenschaft

Wissenschafter, Wissenschaften
Wissenschaftes

Wissenschaften
Wissenschafter 

Zentral
Zent

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State Abbreviations

You should use abbreviations when entering search terms in the Address field. To be sure that you enter the exact abbreviation, copy the abbreviation from this page and paste it in the Address field.

Did You Know ... If the original publisher has abbreviated an address, it appears in the database in abbreviated form, which may not conform to our standards for abbreviation.

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Alaska
AK

Alabama
AL

Arkansas
AR

American Samoa
AS

Arizona
AZ

California
CA

Colorado
CO

Connecticut
CT

Canal Zone
CZ

District of Columbia
DC

Delaware
DE

Florida
FL

Georgia
GA

Guam
GU

Hawaii
HI

Iowa
IA

Idaho
ID

Illinois
IL

Indiana
IN

Kansas
KS

Kentucky
KY

Louisiana
LA

Massachusetts
MA

Maryland
MD

Maine
ME

Michigan
MI

Minnesota
MN

Missouri
MO

Mississippi
MS

Montana
MT

North Carolina
NC

North Dakota
ND

Nebraska
NE

Nevada
NV

New Hampshire
NH

New Jersey
NJ

New Mexico
NM

New York
NY

Northern Mariana Islands
CM

Ohio
OH

Oklahoma
OK

Oregon
OR

Pennsylvania
PA

Puerto Rico
PR

Rhode Island
RI

South Carolina
SC

South Dakota
SD

Tennessee
TN

Trust Territories
TT

Texas
TX

US Overseas Military
AA, AE, AP

Utah
UT

Virginia
VA

Virgin Islands
VI

Vermont
VT

Washington
WA

Wisconsin
WI

West Virginia
WV

Wyoming
WY

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Automatic Expansion

The automatic expansion of address synonyms does not work for multi-word terms. For example, entering AF will retrieve records in which the term "AF" appears in the Address field, but it will not retrieve records in which the term "Air Force" appears in the Address field and vice-versa.

Other terms that do not work as synonyms include:

  • AFB and Air Force Base
  • AIDS and Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
  • PO and Post Office
  • POB and Post Office Box
  • TH and Technische Hochschule
  • US and United States
  • Vet Adm and Veterans Administration

When creating an Address search query, we recommend that you enter both the abbreviated term and the full term connected with the OR Boolean For example, PO OR Post Office will to retrieve all records that have either "PO" or "Post Office" in the Address field of a record.

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Abbreviations versus Synonyms

If the publisher of a source document abbreviated a common address term, the publisher's abbreviation may appear in the record. If you are familiar with an abbreviation that is not in the synonym list, try searching for it along with the full term. Remember, an abbreviated term will retrieve records in which the term appears in the Address field of a record; however, it will not find the synonym for the term. For example:

  • Astron finds Astron in the Address field but not Astronomy
  • Constr finds Constr in the Address field but not Construction
  • Oper finds Oper in the Address field but not Operating

When seaching the Address field, enter both the abbreviated term and the full term to retrieve records that contain either term. For example, Astron OR Astronomy

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Abbreviations versus Synonyms

If the publisher of a source document abbreviated a common address term, the publisher's abbreviation may appear in the record. If you are familiar with an abbreviation that is not in the synonym list, try searching for it along with the full term. Remember, an abbreviated term will retrieve records in which the term appears in the Address field of a record; however, it will not find the synonym for the term. For example:

  • Astron finds Astron in the Address field but not Astronomy
  • Constr finds Constr in the Address field but not Construction
  • Oper finds Oper in the Address field but not Operating

When seaching the Address field, enter both the abbreviated term and the full term to retrieve records that contain either term. For example, Astron OR Astronomy

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