Posts related to capitalization
Are scientific laws, theories, and terms capitalized?
Scientific laws, theories, and terms are lowercased except when preceded by a proper adjective. Read More
In the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook, why are names of seasons styled lowercase in works-cited-list entries?
The ninth edition of the MLA Handbook aims for stylistic consistency in prose and works-cited-list entries. Since seasons are styled lowercase in prose (e.g., My favorite seasons… Read More
Is the particle al- or el- at the start of an Arabic last name capitalized in a works-cited-list entry?
In general, no. The MLA’s guidance on Dutch particles applies to Arabic last names prefixed by al- and el- except that al- and el- are… Read More