General Style Preferences
References and Resources
The most current edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, and Yale Web Style Guide Online are recommended as authorities for issues not covered in this guide.
The Chicago Manual of Style
The most detailed style guide and the one regularly followed by book publishers; also widely used for brochures, catalogs, reports, and websites.
The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook
When producing materials for use by the news media, follow journalists’ commonly preferred Associated Press style. AP style is a streamlined, fairly informal convention that uses no italics, less capitalization, and fewer commas than some standard styles.
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
Not as comprehensive as Webster’s Third New International Dictionary; however, because it is updated more frequently, it contains recent usage changes.
Yale Web Style Guide Online: Editorial Style section
- GLAAD Media Reference Guide
- Office of Disability Resources: ”Person first” language when interacting with individuals with disabilities
- WebAIM.org: Web Accessibility in Mind