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- CATEGORY INDEX -

This page lists some useful Style Manual entry categories, with links to each entry:
PUNCTUATION
FIGURES
GRAMMAR
FORMATTING
AWARDS & CEREMONIES
NGS
LEGAL
FORMS OF ADDRESS, TITLES
MILITARY     REGIONS
LANGUAGES     ETHNICITY
ASTRONOMY
ANIMALS, PLANTS
GEOGRAPHY     GEOLOGY
TIME      WEATHER
MEASUREMENT, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL

PUNCTUATION
ACCENT MARKS
APOSTROPHE
ASTERISK, DAGGER
BRACKETS
BULLETS, PUNCTUATION OF
COLON
COMMA
DASH
ELLIPSIS
EXCLAMATION POINT
HYPHEN
ITALIC
PARENTHESES
PERIOD
PULL QUOTES
PUNCTUATION, MULTIPLE
QUESTION MARK
QUOTATION MARKS
SEMICOLON

FIGURES      [TOP]
FIGURES
FRACTIONS
half
LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET
NUMBERS
ORDINAL NUMBERS
ROMAN NUMERALS

GRAMMAR      [TOP]
ABBREVIATIONS
ACRONYMS
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS, PUNCTUATION OF
AGES OF PERSONS, ANIMALS, AND THINGS
AGREEMENT, SUBJECT-VERB
APPOSITION
CAPITALIZATION
COLLECTIVES AS SINGULAR OR PLURAL
COMPARISONS
DIVISION OF WORDS
h
INDIRECT DISCOURSE
NUMBER, GRAMMATICAL
PLURALS
POSSESSIVES
PREPOSITIONS
SERIES
SPLIT INFINITIVE
SYLLABIFICATION
TENSES

FORMATTING      [TOP]
ACADEMIC DEGREES
ARTICLE REFERENCES
AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER NOTE
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
BOOK REFERENCES
BYLINES
CHAPTERS OF BOOKS
CONTENTS PAGE
CONTINUED NOTE
CREDITS
CREDITS: SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
DIMENSIONS
DIRECTIONALS IN LEGENDS AND TEXTBLOCKS
EDITOR'S NOTE
FOOTNOTES
HYPHEN
MAGAZINES
MAP CREDITS
MAP DE FACTO POLICY
MAP REFERENCES
MAP STYLE
MOVIES AND DOCUMENTARY FILMS
MUSIC LYRICS
MUSIC NOTES
MUSIC TITLES
NEWSPAPERS
PAGE REFERENCES
PAGINATION
PHOTOGRAPHS
PRONUNCIATION
PUNCTUATION, TYPEFACES
QUOTATIONS
RUNNING FEET
SHORT STORIES
SIGNS
SLOGANS
SPELLING
SYLLABIFICATION
TITLES OF ART, LITERARY, & MUSICAL WORKS
TITLES OF ARTICLES
TITLES OF PERSONS
TITLES OF SPEECHES
TRADEMARKS
WORDS AS WORDS

AWARDS & CEREMONIES      [TOP]
AWARDS AND MEDALS
Medal of Honor
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Academy Awards
Emmy Emmys Emmy Award
Ellie, Ellies, Ellie Award
NGS
Contributing Photographers-in-Residence Pgm.
DEPARTMENTS (NGS)
EDITOR'S NOTE
Explorer-in-Residence Program
GEOGRAPHICA
Grosvenor
local-language editions
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Online titles (National Geographic)
PAGINATION
PHOTOGRAPHS
Radio Expeditions
TELEVISION (NGS)
Yellow Border, Yellow Border Design

LEGAL      [TOP]
BYLINES
COPYRIGHT
CREDITS
FAIR USE
TRADEMARKS

FORMS OF ADDRESS, TITLES      [TOP]
APPELLATIONS AND EPITHETS
brother, sister
Dr., Drs. | Jr., Sr., III | Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms.
Monsieur M., Madame Mme, Mademoiselle Mlle
Señor, Señora, Señorita | quinceañera
FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
INITIALS
NAMES
NICKNAMES OF PERSONS
President, Presidency, presidential
RELATIONSHIPS OF INDIVIDUALS
TITLES OF PERSONS
Vice President, Vice Presidency, vice presidential
admiral | vice admiral | captain

MILITARY      [TOP]
AIR FORCE
armed forces, armed services | special forces
ARMY
battalion
Coast Guard
MARINE CORPS
MILITARY UNITS
NAVY
Ranger, Rangers
SEAL, SEALs
TITLES OF PERSONS

REGIONS      [TOP]
Asia, Asian | West Asia
China, Taiwan
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Côte d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast, Ivoirian
EUROPE, GEOGRAPHICAL AND POLITICAL
INDIA: PLACE-NAMES
Middle East, Near East
republic of Georgia
Serbia and Montenegro
United States
Yucatán

LANGUAGES      [TOP]
ARABIC LANGUAGE, TRANSLITERATION OF
Bantu languages, people
CHINESE NAMES AND TERMS
FOREIGN TERMS
HAWAIIAN TERMS
INDIA: PERSONAL NAMES
JAPANESE PERSONAL NAMES
KOREAN PLACE-NAMES
LANGUAGE AND DIALECT
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, TRANSLITERATION OF
SURNAMES: PORTUGUESE
SURNAMES: SPANISH
TRANSLATION AND TRANSLITERATION

ETHNICITY      [TOP]
African, African American, Afrikaner, black, coloured, colored, native, Negro
AMERICAN INDIANS, NORTH AND SOUTH
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
British, Briton, English, England
Dalit, Dalits
endemic, indigenous, native
French Canadian, French-Canadian
High Holiday, High Holy Day,  holidays
Hispanic, Latino, Chicano
Inuk, Inuit
JEW, HEBREW
JEWISH HOLIDAYS
Lakota
Lao, Laotian
Maasai, Masai
Madagascan, Malagasy
Philippine, Filipino, Filipina
Scot, Scottish, Scotch
tribe, tribal
Uygur, Uygurs
Wari, Huari
ASTRONOMY
ASTRONOMICAL TERMS
SPACE TERMS
STAR NAMES

ANIMALS, PLANTS      [TOP]
BIRD CALLS
BIRDS
BREEDS
dog species
DOGS
dolphin, porpoise
fish, fishes
FLOWERS, FRUITS, AND PLANTS
GENUS AND SPECIES
SCIENTIFIC NOMENCLATURE

GEOGRAPHY      [TOP]
Antarctic Convergence, Antarctic Polar Front
Antarctic Ocean, Austral Ocean, Southern Ocean
Earth
east, eastern
Hemisphere
HIGHWAYS AND ROUTES
international date line
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE
NICKNAMES OF PLACES AND THINGS
OCEANS | Pacific | Atlantic
Antarctic Ocean, Austral Ocean, Southern Ocean
PLACE-NAMES
Sea of Japan (East Sea)
Tropic of Cancer, Capricorn, the tropics, tropical

GEOLOGY      [TOP]
Basin
EARTHQUAKES
fault
formation
GEOLOGIC TERMS AND TIMES
GEOLOGIC TIME
volcano

TIME      [TOP]
A.D., B.C., C.E., B.C.E.
a.m., p.m.
Age, age
AGES OF PERSONS, ANIMALS, AND THINGS
BP
carbon-14, carbon-dating
CENTURIES
DATES
DAYS | WEEK | MONTHS
Day
GEOLOGIC TIME
Ice Age
international date line
late, early
midnight, noon
TIME OF DAY
Universal time, UT

WEATHER      [TOP]
eyewall
HURRICANE, TROPICAL CYCLONE, TYPHOON
STORMS
TORNADO
wind

MEASUREMENT, SCIENTIFIC,
     TECHNICAL
    
[TOP]
carbon-14, carbon-dating
CHEMICAL TERMS
COMPUTER TERMS
DIMENSIONS
DNA, genes, proteins
FIGURES | FRACTIONS | NUMBERS
GENUS AND SPECIES
ISOTOPES
MEASURES
METRIC AND INTERNATIONAL MEASUREMENT
ODDS, PROPORTIONS, RATIOS
SCIENTIFIC NOMENCLATURE
TEMPERATURES

millimeter, mm
meter, m
kilometer, km
square miles, miles square
centimeter, cm
cubic centimeter, cc
gram, g