When should i italicize a title, and when should i use quotation marks the titles of the following types of material should be italicized when you refer to them in the text of your paper or in your bibliography: books plays long poems published as books pamphlets periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and journals) films. Use italics in a word-processed document for the types of titles you'd underline if you were writing by hand a general rule of thumb is that within the text of a paper , italicize the title of complete works but put quotation marks around titles of parts within a complete work the table title of a book, title of a chapter in a book. Note: the title of an article or essay is not enclosed in quotation marks, italicized or underlined at the top of the page the titles of book-length works that are published separately are italicized this includes books, full-length plays, if published separately, and long poems, if published separately. Punctuating titles: when to use italics, underlining, and quotation marks it's easy for title of an epic poem or book-length poem ex: the 3) title of an essay title of a collection or anthology of essays ex: the fiction of langston hughes ex: modern writers and their readers 4) title of a short song title of a. Put quotation marks around titles of short works--such as poems, short stories, and essays--which are normally published only as part of a collection with a separate title note that when an anthology includes large works (eg, novels, plays), you should still underline or italicize their titles hamlet does not become hamlet. An easy rule to remember is that short titles and sections of work, such as a chapter title in a book or an episode in a tv show, get quotation marks while larger apa differs from other formats in that it does not use either quotation marks or italics for titles of shorter works, such as essays that are in collections, lectures or.
Books the titles of books should be italicized in most cases this rule applies to novels, nonfiction books and collections of short stories, essays, or screenplays when referring to a specific chapter within a book, place the name of the chapter inside quotation marks the exception to this rule applies to books that are sacred. In handwriting, you should underline where you would normally italicize on a computer (eg for a book title) you would use quotes instead when mentioning a poem, short story, or other work that would be placed within quotation marks when typing. How do i handle book titles in my work do i underline them italicize them put them in quotes —bryan f this is one of those pesky questions that comes up all the time: should i underline or italicize book titles in my writing and it comes up for good reason: you can look at several different books.
Titles for quote marks/italics/nothing chicago manual of style 16th edition rule albums, italics, 8192 art, italics, 8193 blog entries, quotes, 8187 blogs, italics, 8187 books, italics, 8166 conferences, nothing, 869 departments, nothing, 8175 drawings, italics, 8193 essays, quotes, 8175 exhibitions, italics. For some kinds of media, like book titles, the rules are clear for others, like youtube videos, they're a little fuzzier whatever kind of media you're working with, examine it through this principle: italics for large works quotation marks for small works this principle will help you navigate those areas of uncertainty like a pro. Prior to computers, people were taught to underline titles of books and plays and to surround chapters, articles, songs, and other shorter works in quotation marks i'm editing essays on very famous chinese literary works, some i know are in quotation marks, but i'm not sure of others, many never officially “published.
In contrast, wikipedia's style manual says italics for all books it doesn't address ebooks directly, but notes that “[t]itles of shorter works should be enclosed in double quotation marks (“text like this”)” and says it “particularly applies to works that exist as a smaller part of a larger work” (but the same work can. No titles are underlined use quotation marks for a short story/essay/poem from an anthology/collection episodes of television series song titles articles from journals and a posting/article from a web site use italics for book/anthology titles periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers) and web sites when a work.
In other words, the larger unit is underlined or italicized, while the smaller, constituent unit is enclosed in quotation marks here are some book (fiction or non-fiction) 75 readings plus or 75 readings plus chapter/essay/short story a modest proposal (when referring to a chapter without a title, don't worry about. August 6, 2007 at 1:19 pm how about tv shows underline or quotation marks ex the tonight show whitney says: august 12, 2007 at 6:50 pm okay so im writing an essay over poems by walt whitman would i use quotations or underline the name of one of his short poems in his book leaves of grass. As long as you remember that underlining equals italics and to never underline when you can italicize, you're good you can get pretty far by following the “big/ heavy equals italics” (like books) and “small/light equals quotes” (like poems) generalizations i feel blocked as for enclosing titles in quotation marks or.