Poems Essays Italicized
Internet pages: It's great when a web page has its title up in the title bar at the top of your screen. Things get even more complex when you are citing a book or article that previously appeared in print and is now on the Web.
The word "magazine" isn't part of the title of Time, Newsweek, or National Geographic, so don't give it any special treatment.
The first time, use the full title (and make sure the full title is on your Works Cited page).They are simply titles with quote marks to show that they aren't book-length works.We do not use italics or quotation marks on the names of: Books: Generally, your best source for an accurate title is the title page of the book.Until recently, underlining was an acceptable alternative to italics, but that standard changed in 2009.Unless you are typing with a mechanical typewriter that cannot change font, italicize the titles of longer works.Whether you are formatting a Works Cited page or putting a reference in the text of your paper, these rules apply.Rules for capitalization of titles are strict, but they are easy to follow.We often include the name of the publisher's city when we refer informally to a newspaper, but not all newspapers include city in their official name.City name is part of the official title of The New York Times and The Washington Post.If you ask them to "Change Case" and specify "Title Case," everything gets an initial capital.) Use a colon and a space to separate the title from the subtitle unless the title ends in a question mark, exclamation point, or dash.Include other punctuation marks only if they are part of the title. Italicize the titles of works published independently: books, plays, long poems published as books, pamphlets, periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and journals), films, radio and television programs, CDs and other recordings, ballets, operas, other long musical compositions that have actual names (not pieces simply identified by form, number, and key: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony), paintings, works of sculpture, ships, aircraft, and spacecraft.