As a service to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas community, the university publicity and publications group has developed this web and print style guide. We realize that there may be valid reasons for diverging from these guidelines in specific cases. Our goal was to produce a reference document that would help campus communicators adopt a style that is consistent and appropriate for university use.
The style preferences included in this guide were made after consulting the following sources: professional communicators on campus, professional communicators at other academic institutions, style guides from other academic institutions, and standard style guides for book and newspaper publishing.
As a general rule, the university follows the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual (AP Stylebook). This guide is intended to highlight some of the most frequently troublesome issues and clarify style questions unique to the university.
Questions or Suggestions
As matters of style and usage continue to evolve, we will review and update the guide as needed. Please contact us with suggestions, comments, or any matters you feel should be addressed.
As a general rule, follow the Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual (AP Stylebook).
Exceptions to AP Style Punctuation
Use a comma before the word "and" in a series.
Example: Please bring your paper, pen, and notebook.