There are many Latin abbreviations you should know:
The abbreviation N.B. stands for nota bene, which literally translates as “note well,” although in practice you can read it as “pay attention.” It is used in endnotes or footnotes to call the reader’s attention to a particularly important piece of information-such as a key assumption of or exception to an argument-that is nevertheless not crucial enough to be included in the main body of the paper. Also, notice that N.B. is the only Latin abbreviation that should be capitalized.
Example: N.B.: While all of the study participants were interviewed about their prior medical histories, researchers did not have access to their medical records to confirm the accuracy of self-reported data.
1. Review the abbreviations.
2. Give the meaning of each of the following: (click on the word Latin below for a pdf)
vs. or v.
ibid. and id.
loc.cit.and op. cit.
inf. and sc.