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There are many communications-related hot topics, so we felt the best way to couch them was to compile a resource guide. We use these sources and encourage you to use them, as well.

The Chicago Manual of Style On Line: This is IUP’s official style.

The Slot: A Spot for Copy Editors (lots of good writing advice)

Online version of Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.

National Center on Disability and Journalism Style Guide

Buzzwhack. Everyone knows using buzz words is bad practice. Sometimes, with our evolving language, it’s difficult to know what is passing-phase jargon and what is real. This site might help.

Voice of America Pronunciation Guide

Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

U.S. Postal Service

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

useit.com: Jakob Nielsen’s Website, Usable Information Technology

Web Pages That Suck: Advice on How Not to Design a Web Page by Vincent Flanders

WebAIM: Accessibility for Those With Disabilities

U.S. Copyright Office: Basics

Links to Styleguides of Other Universities

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