Saturday, September 30, 2006

Online Style Guides

One of my colleagues on the faculty asked whether to include an apostrophe in the phrase “bachelor’s degree.” (Yes.) Being an academic (and a legal writing teacher), I wanted to cite an authoritative source for that answer. I pulled out my trusty orange volume of The Chicago Manual of Style, but didn’t find the precise answer in its pages. So I went online and immediately found several authoritative academic style guides—including an answer in the online version of the CMoSgiving what I needed. Perhaps one of them will come in handy for you:

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