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Resource: The New York Public Library Writer’s Guide to Style and Usage, Chapter 14, pp. 321–383.

Place names (including states), pp.336–337:

Special note related to ComDor’s usage of state and province abbreviations: Do not use either traditional or postal abbreviations in running text. Instead, write out the state or province name in full.

  • The new mathematics professor grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, and says she’s very happy to be returning to New England from California.

Lists of other abbreviations (comprehensive), pp. 343–383:

General pp. 343–346
Measurement pp. 346–350
Medical pp. 350–357
Scientific and technical pp. 358–363
Organizations pp. 364–367
Scholarly pp. 367–373
Computers pp. 373–383





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