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Q: How do I format the title of a book in my paper?
A: Copy the title as it is written on the book's title page making sure to use Italicized Title Case. (See section 2.89 of The MLA Handbook 9th edition)
ex: Othermindedness: The Emergence of Network Culture was written by Michael Joyce, and first published in 2001.
|These types of materials have italicized titles*:||Examples:|
|Books & plays||Kiss of the Spider Woman, Hamlet|
|Court cases||Marbury v. Madison|
|Films & Movies||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers|
|Journals, magazines, periodicals, & newspapers||Media, Culture & Society, Harvard Business Review, The Boston Globe|
|Music albums or compilations||When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, The Ring Cycle|
|Podcasts & radio programs||Serial, All Things Considered|
|Television or streaming series||The Good Place, Good Omens|
|Video games (but not board or card games)||Ori and the Will of the Wisps|
|Visual and performing arts (do not italicize the type of visual art)||We Come in Peace (sculpture), The Nutcracker|
|Websites||Merriam-Webster, Nike, YouTube|
* See section 2.107 of the MLA Handbook (9th edition) for a complete list of materials that should be italicized.
Q: How do I format the title of an article in my paper?
A: Copy the title as it is written on the article itself making sure to use Title Case and place the "Title of the Article" in quotation marks.
ex: Melissa Healey's 2019 article in the Los Angeles Times, "Opioid Addiction can be Overcome with Mindfulness, Study Suggests," discusses ways in which individuals are treating their addictions.
|These types of materials have titles in quotation marks*:||Examples:|
|Articles (journals, magazines, periodicals, & newspapers)||"It's Not Such a Small World After All: Introducing Older Adults to Virtual Reality"|
|Book chapters||“The Caribbean, or the Feminine Face of Multiculturalism”|
|Episodes of television or streaming series||"Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers"|
|Lectures||"The Future of the Public Mission of Universities"|
|Poems||"The Hill We Climb"|
|Short stories||"The Lottery"|
|Songs & music videos||"What a Wonderful World"|
|Web pages||“Central America: Haiti”|
* See section 2.109 of the MLA Handbook (9th edition) for a complete list of materials that should be in quotation marks.
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