NSU Publications Style Manual

23 myself Correctly used as an intensifier (I want to eat the entire cake myself), as a reflective (I hurt myself), or sometimes as an object of a preposition (Because I was by myself, I took all the guilt upon myself and soon I was beside myself). Helpful hint: You can use myself—or himself, herself, or yourself—only if there is a matching pronoun earlier in the sentence for it to refer to (in the examples above, myself refers to I). NEVER use myself as a substitute for me. • Feel free to contact the president, the chancellor, or me at any time. • NOT Feel free to contact the president, the chancellor, or myself at any time. names of businesses Check with the business itself, Standard & Poor’s Register of Corporations, or a reference librarian to make sure you have the exact spelling. Merrill Lynch, Hewlett Packard, Google, Arthur Andersen, AT&T, IBM names of magazines See magazine names. names of people (Jr., III) See comma in the Guide to Punctuation and Usage on page 41. nationality and race Capitalize the proper names of nationalities, peoples, races, religions, and tribes: Jewish, French, Hispanic, Alaskan Native, Cherokee, African American, Asian. (Note: Avoid Oriental and Eskimo.) Capitalize Native American, which is now the preferred designation for American Indian. According to The Chicago Manual of Style, proper nouns designating race that are open as nouns (e.g., African American, Native American) are also open as adjectives. Lowercase distinctions of color—black, white—but keep in mind that African American is preferred to black as a designator of race. See also African American. Avoid describing non-American students as foreign. Instead, describe them as international students. NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) When you mention the divisions of this group, capitalize division and use a roman numeral. NCAA Division I neuro-immune Lowercased and hyphenated in running text, but the NSU Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine is all initial caps. N