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Q. In letter-by-letter alphabetization, is it correct to assume that articles, prepositions, and conjunctions are not alphabetized? E.g., would Albert the Great precede Albert of Saxony?
A. Every letter is taken into account in letter-by-letter alphabetizing. Please see the examples at CMOS 16.61, e.g.,
News of the World (Queen)