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AAA_style_guide - AAA Style Guide AAA uses The Chicago...

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AAA Style Guide AAA uses The Chicago Manual of Style (14th edition, 1993) and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition, 1993; On-Line edition, 2003). This guide is an outline of style rules basic to AAA style. Where no rule is present on this list, follow Chicago. In Webster ’s, use the first spelling if there is a choice and use American not British spellings. (This guide does not apply to newsletters, which deviate frequently from these guidelines in the interest of space and tend to follow many Associated Press style rules.) Article Titles and Section Heads Do not put endnote callouts on display type such as titles, section heads, or epigraphs. Place them after nearest hard punctuation or at the ends of excerpts. Never use endnote inside excerpts or after soft punctuation (i.e., commas, em-dashes, in lines of poetry, etc.) Do not number section heads Use the following terms for each separate submission: paper = conference article = journal or newspaper chapter = book essay = essay in journal, book, etc. review = review in journal or newspaper Capitalization Follow Webster’s and Chicago Ethnicity ( Chicago 7.33–7.35): Capitalize these terms as noted (unless author objects): African American, Afro- American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian American, Canadian American, Euramerican, Euro-American, Euro-Canadian, European American, European Canadian, Hispanic, Indo-European, Jew, Latina, Mesoamerican, Native (indigenous), Native American, Pacific Islander, Australian and Canadian Aboriginal and Aborigine Lowercase these terms as noted: aboriginal (where not Australian or Canadian); black; highlander, but Highlander (where referring to Scottish); mestizo; redneck; white Events ( Chicago 7.68): Capitalize historical, quasi-historical, political, economic, and cultural events or plans: Battle of the Books, Boston Tea Party, Cold War (20th century, USSR vs. USA), Great Depression, the Holocaust, Industrial Revolution Lowercase: California gold rush, civil rights movement, cold war, depression
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2 Figures, tables, appendixes (exception to Chicago ): Capitalize in text if they refer to items within the present work, lowercase if they refer to those in other works: In Figure 1 As you can see in Table 2 In Johnson’s figure 1 Evidence in Johnson’s table 1 agrees with my own (Table 2) Historical or cultural terms ( Chicago 7.63–7.73): Where capitalized by tradition or to avoid ambiguity, per Chicago and Webster’s use: Middle Ages, Progressive Era, Restoration, Roaring Twenties, Stone Age, Lowercase: ancient Greece, nuclear age, romantic period, U.S. colonial period Names of organizations, committees, associations, conferences ( Chicago 7.50–7.62): Capitalize full official names—lowercase “the” preceding a name, even where it is part of the official title: the Baltimore City Council, Bureau of the Census, Census Bureau, Circuit Court of Cook County Lowercase where they become general: the bureau, city council, congressional,
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