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Titles: italics or quotation marks?

The following kinds of titles should be italicised:

published books
scholarly journals and periodicals
plays
movies
pamphlets
long poems

Italics should also be used to indicate foreign words that have not entered the English language.

The following kinds of titles should be enclosed within quotation marks:

titles of articles in scholarly journals
chapter titles, or titles of sections, within a book
short poems
short stories
essays
songs
television shows
unpublished works such as theses or dissertations

Capitalisation within titles:

The titles of articles in scholarly journals are given minimal capitalisation, but the titles of published books, and of scholarly journals themselves, are capitalised.

Also capitalise untitled parts of a specific work: for example, Smith’s Introduction, Chapter Four.


 

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