I am writing a paper and want to reference another source. In academic Hebrew, this would be said using the abbreviations for, "See (source)" or "as explained in (source), see there". Is there a comparable abbreviation in latin?
Two answers already, both of which can be correct, depending on context (as @AppliedAcademic commented on one of them).
As I mentioned in a comment, We have a Latin language sister site.
I think that the best explanation is the accepted answer to this English language & uasge question, (q.v) which I quote here in its entity:
q.v. stands for the phrase quod vide : "on this (matter) go see"
Cf. is used chiefly to refer to articles proving or documenting one's point or having authority, not to avoid treating a particular aspect in the course of the writing.
Compared to cf., most authors restrict the use of q.v. to refer to another part of the same work (usually a book) where they treat with the subject matter. This is also used to advise the reader to read another work they endorse.
In a monograph or a large book there is seldom one perfect way of serially organizing all content. q.v. is a means for the author to help readers learn more at their leisure.
- without making footnotes
- without distracting or boring people already knowledgeable
- without repeating part of the material
On critical editions, you will sometimes find q.v. in margin comments or apostilles as a quick comment for a quote, giving its source.
Confer, or conferatur, abbreviated as
Don't use Latin abbreviations unless you're writing in Latin, or the journal's style guide says otherwise.
Simply put, most journals' style guide will dictate the use of a particular referencing style, which will include a particular method of in-text references. For instance, in a paper using the APA referencing style, you might write "According to Miller (2019), most foos bar" or "Most foos bar (Miller, 2019)", while in a paper using the IEEE referencing style, you might write "According to , most foos bar" or "Most foos bar ".
As a result, there shouldn't be any need for Latin abbreviations unless you're writing in Latin, or the journal's style guide requires it.