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Use this index if you are looking for an answer to a specific question from the National Museum's style guide. Please note this is a work in progress. The full guide is expected to be available in 2018.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Active voice

Advice or advise

Affect or effect

Ages

Alternate or alternative

Angle brackets

Apostrophes

Artefact

Arts ministry

Astronomy

Audience

Audiovisual material

Australian Government

Australian place names

B

Bequests and archives

Billion

Books and periodicals

Books of the Bible

Bullet points

Business units

C

Calendar

Capital letters

Centuries and decades

Clauses

Collection

Colons

Commas

Company names

Comparatively or relatively

Compass directions

Complement or compliment

Comprises or consists

Computer terms

Conferences and congresses

Continual or continuous

Currency

D

Dangling participles

Data is or data are

Dates and periods of time

Defective or deficient

Diacritics

Disc or disk

Discreet and discrete

Donors

E

Each and every

Either

Ellipses

Em rules

Email addresses

En rules

Enquiry or inquiry

Equality of the sexes

Exhibition titles

Extinct

F

Feasible

Fewer or less

First Australians

Flammable and inflammable

Foreign names and words

Foreign words and phrases

Formal titles

Friends

Full stops

Future planning

G

Gallery titles

Gender

Geographical terms

H

Historic or historical

Historical events

Holidays, holy periods and public events

Hyphens

I

Icon

Images and names of the deceased

Imply or infer

Inclusive language

Inclusive terms

Indices or indexes

Indigenous peoples

Interactive exhibits

Ise or ize

Italics

Itemised lists

Its or it’s

J

Jargon

Judgement

L

Languages

Latitude and longitude

Legislation and legal authorities

Licence or license

Likely, liable or prone

Lists

M

Measurement

Media

Mid-

Months

Museum style

Museum terms

Musical works

N

Names

National Museum of Australia

Nationality and ethnic origin

New initiative

Nicknames and epithets

Non-

Number is or are

Numbers

O

Occur

Often

Optimum or optimal

Organisation names

Overseas place names

Oversight

P

Parentheses

Partly or partially

Peninsula or peninsular

Percentages

Personifications

Place names

Planning your writing

Plurals

Practice or practise

Prime Minister

Principal or principle

Program

Punctuation

Q

Quantum leap

Question marks

Quotation marks

R

Referring to the Museum

Religion

Research projects and grants

Roman type

S

Scientific names

Seasons

Secret/sacred objects

Semicolons

Sentence structure

Settlement and discovery

Ships, aircraft and vehicles

Spelling

Split infinitives

Sponsors

Square brackets

Sulfur or sulphur

T

That or which

Times of day

Trademarks and brand names

Treaties and other agreements

Tricky words

U

Units of measurement

V

Vocabulary

Vogue words

W

Waiver or waver

War

Whose

With

Works of art

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