Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Oct 10, 2017 Views: 2971
Major works like the names of journals, books, movies, DVDs, etc. should be italicized, but journal articles, book chapters, and web pages do not need to be italicized. For example, a video on DVD would be italicized because the DVD would be considered a major work, but a video blog post would not.
Longer works like books, journals, etc. should be italicized and shorter works like poems, articles, etc. should be put in quotations. For example, a book title would be placed in italics but an article title would be placed in quotation marks.
The titles of major works like books, journals, etc. should be italicized (this also includes legal cases and some other special names) and subsections of larger works like book chapters, articles, etc. should be put in quotations. For example, the title of a legal case would be placed in italics but a book chapter would be placed in quotation marks.
You may also want to consider:
- How do I cite sources in Chicago style?
- How do I cite sources in MLA style?
- How do I cite sources in APA style?
This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate use of italics and quotation marks in your class assignments and projects.
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