Short stories: quotation marks song titles: quotation marks special phrases (“ let them eat cake”), words, or sentences: quotation marks television shows and movies: italics television and radio episode titles: quotation marks knowing when to use quotes, italics, or underlining can be difficult. Works italics are generally used for titles of complete published works (underline may also be used) generally use quotations marks for titles of: newspaper and magazine articles lessons parts within a book essays lectures sermons conference themes manuscripts dissertations reports generally use italics for titles of. Here are some helpful hints on how to properly punctuate titles using capitalization, italics, underlining, and quotation marks use quotation marks for titles of poems, short stories, book chapters, and articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers and songs, single television episodes, and commercials. This works for short stories assuming the short story concerned is the only content of the publication if one is referring to a story from a book of short stories, then quotation marks rather than italics would be used, and there is a further system for referencing this however i apologise that i may have got out of. 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. Your own title for papers and other writings should follow the mla rules on capitalization do not use italics, underlining, or quotation marks on it instead, it should appear centered one single-spaced line below the identification information and one single-spaced line above the first line of the paper do not increase the font.
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. I love music so obviously, when i write about a song or album, i know when to use quotation marks and when to use italics let's discuss i had points knocked off of college papers for employing that punctuation, & tried to defend it with no success ha punctuation wars - my kind of rebellion eric foster • 1 year ago. Quotation marks in titles a couple of generations ago, it was the custom to enclose all titles in quotation marks: titles of books, titles of poems, titles of films, titles of newspapers, and so on this usage, however, has now largely disappeared, and the modern custom is to write most titles in italics but in academic circles,. The titles of certain works are indicated with quotation marks, others with italics, and yet others with regular type the style presented here is consistent with the chicago manual of style (16th ed) and the mla handbook for writers of research papers (7th ed), and is appropriate for most academic and professional writing.
Magazines, or movies by underlining, or italicize, the titles or using quotation marks a listing of types of titles you would underline or put in quotation marks title of computer software • title of a video game • title of a work of art “ quotation marks” • newspaper articles • magazine articles • poems • short stories. Underlining/italics vs quotation marks italics and underlining those using mla (the modern language association documentation format) will use underlining those using apa (the american psychological association documentation format ) will use italics italics and underlining act in the same function when do i.
Articles essays within a larger collection short stories short poems included in a larger collection chapters of books individual episodes of tv and radio programs songs and if a title that should normally be indicated by quotation marks appears as part of an italicized title, use italics and quotation marks as appropriate. When writing about other works, it's hard to decide when to underline (or place in italics) a title and when to place it in double quotations note that some publications have a house style that must be followed when in doubt, however, these guidelines from the modern language association may help: for titles of written or. Items 1 - 8 of 68 titles of individual short stories and poems go in quotation marks the titles of short story and poetry collections should be italicized for example, “the intruder, ” a short story by andre dubus appears in his collection, dancing after hours this can get a little tricky when authors title their collection after a story.