Heads up A "heads-up" icon alerts you to common style issues.

Check This Watch for "Check this out" icons to point you to more information.

Rule of Thumb We've put together a few handy and easy-to-remember tips.

PC Mac Some punctuation characters mentioned in the style guide (such as the en-dash) are in the extended character set. This means these characters cannot be found on your keyboard, but you can type in key codes to retrieve them. We have included the common keystrokes for both Mac and PC.

Campus Communicators' Resource Centre

Are you a communications professional at the U of S? If so, there are many specialized tools and resources available in the Campus Communicators' Resource Centre to help you in your everyday work.

Access the group through
your PAWS account


Not a member?
Contact communications@usask.ca to join the Campus Communicators' Network.

4. Type styles

4.1 Italics

4.1.1 Use for emphasis

Italics should be used sparingly in running text, for emphasis.

4.1.2 Foreign words and phrases

Italics can be helpful when used for foreign words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to readers. Follow discipline standards for scientific or research publications.

  • ad hoc
  • ex officio
4.1.3 Publications and other works

The titles of books, journals, newspapers, movies, magazines, plays, poems, television programs, radio programs, musical compositions and works of visual art are italicized; article and chapter titles from within those publications and poems are not.

Heads Up Use italics for the proper titles of University of Saskatchewan publications.

  • Renewing the Dream: University of Saskatchewan Strategic Direction
  • On Campus News
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4.2 Bold face

4.2.1 For emphasis

Like italics, bold face should be used sparingly in running text, and only to emphasize differences.

4.2.2 For headings

Bold face can be used in headings to divide running text.

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