Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers:. Houtman, Eveline. Web page:. Meade, Rita. Entire Website:. Screwy Decimal. It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge.
If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results. List the full title as it is written on the source. Exceptions to this rule are for standardization of capitalization and subtitle punctuation. Capitalize all principal words nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
Do not capitalize articles, prepositions, or conjunctions when they fall in the middle of a title. Separate a subtitle with a colon and a space. Italicize titles if the source is self-contained and independent. Titles of books, plays, films, periodicals, databases, and websites are italicized.
Place titles in quotation marks if the source is part of a larger work. Articles, essays, chapters, poems, webpages, songs, and speeches are placed in quotation marks. Was this helpful? Yes No Print Tweet Share on Facebook. Comments 8. Nice, quick, concise listing. Good format to save for quick reference.
Thank you so much for the information. It was so helpful and easily understandable. Is it the same for MLA writing? What about the name of a community program, for example Friend's Read. Would you use quotations or italics? Sara, Librarian: Adriana, great question. Just capitalize the major words of the organization or program like you did above with Friend's Read. Thank you for this posting. I am writing a paper on The Crucible and, surprisingly, I couldn't find on the wonderfully thorough Purdue Owl APA guide whether titles of plays are italicized or in quotes.
Thank you! I am also wondering, do you capitalize only the first word of the title when using it in the text of your paper, like you are supposed to do in the references list? Or do you capitalize all the "important" words like usual? Sara, Librarian Reply: Ashley, within the text of your paper you should capitalize all the important words like you normally would.
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