We are creating a pamphlet which shows Available Functions:

Human Resources

Should they all be capitalized, and if so, should "Resources" after Human also be? They will be bulleted.

  • They will be bulleted
    – Laura J
    Aug 2 '18 at 19:32
  • There is no rule for this. This is a style question.
    – Lambie
    Aug 2 '18 at 19:36
  • Thank you for your response Roger. I didn't see an answer in that link only because this is a bulleted list and isn't a title or in a sentence
    – Laura J
    Aug 2 '18 at 19:37
  • If they're not sentences or sentence fragments, they should probably use title case. Aug 2 '18 at 19:41
  • I apologize; After reading other posts, I'm still not 100% sure which way to go. The beginning of the bullet lists is as follows: Available Functions: Should functions be capitliized? And then should I NOT capitalize engineering, manufacturing, finance, human resources in bulletts
    – Laura J
    Aug 2 '18 at 19:48

You can, of course, do whatever you like, but given that these are, in effect, the titles of various functions (or departments?), then, yes, they would normally be capitalized using what's called Title Case. Wiktionary defines Title Case as the capitalization of text in which the first letter of each major word is set in capital.

You can read more about it in this Grammar Monster article.


Definitely. These areas are specialised enough in your field to qualify as proper nouns: you don't mean just any human resources, you mean your human resources. By capitalising, you assign importance.

It's also a style issue, wherein you may do whatever the deuce you like.

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