Deciding when to capitalize a word or phrase may seem confusing at times, but here are some general guidelines for making sure you use the technique correctly:









        Numbered and lettered items (except for page, paragraph, line, and verse references)


        Points of the compass (if used to indicate a specific region; not is it is a general direction or reference)


        Specific departments, divisions, and committees


        Governmental terms, when they are part of a specific tide


        Names of trademarked products


        Literary titles


        First word in a sentence, quoted or otherwise


        Ethnic references