Avoid underlining in computer-generated documents. Underlining originally indicated italic text in typewritten documents, but it is no longer used.
Use numerals even for 1–9 (“7 units”).
University of California title:
Capitalize “University of California;” lowercase “university” when not using the formal title.
- The University of California has revised its policy on smoking.
- The university’s current drug policy is consistent with previous policies.
University of California campuses:
Format as follows: “University of California, Campus Name.” Do not use “at” between the main elements. Instead, use commas before the campus name (and after the campus name if additional text follows):
- The University of California, Santa Cruz, opened in 1965.
- She attended the University of California, Davis.
Full name on first reference is preferred. The following short forms are acceptable:
- UC Berkeley
- UC Davis
- UC Irvine
- UC Merced
- UC Riverside
- UC San Diego
- UC San Francisco, UCSF
- UC Santa Barbara
- UC Santa Cruz
Hyphenate as a modifier (“upper-division students,” lower-“division courses”).
For URLs cited in text use the following guidelines. The type style (italic or colored type) can vary, but avoid underlining.
- Cut http:// but retain www.
- Use http:// if there is no www. Example: http://ucfuture.universityofcalifornia.edu
- https:// Required to access secure sites. Do not cut.
- If possible, avoid breaking URLs across lines in print documents or PDFs. If necessary, break after a slash or a dot. For very long internal URLs, consider using a shorter redirect.
Use periods. Use only as an adjective (“U.S. citizens”); use “the United States” for nouns (“He was born in the United States). Do not use “America” as a noun.