Posts related to capitalization
Should department names be capitalized in MLA style?
In general, the MLA follows The Chicago Manual of Style for the capitalization of academic department names (“Academic Subjects”) and administrative bodies (“Administrative Bodies”). We capitalize… Read More
The citation tool at our library does not follow the MLA’s guidelines for capitalizing titles. What should we do?
Many citation tools generate entries that do not accord with MLA style, so writers are advised to use caution when using these tools and to… Read More
Should the abbreviation etc. be capitalized in a title?
Whether the abbreviation etc., meaning “and so forth,” should be capitalized in a title depends on its location in the title. In our publications, we… Read More
How does the MLA capitalize names of academic degrees?
The MLA follows Merriam-Webster and lowercases the names of academic degrees. Read More
Should professional titles be capitalized in MLA style?
In general, the MLA follows The Chicago Manual of Style for the capitalization of professional titles (“Titles”). Thus, we capitalize a professional title when it is… Read More
How do I cite a work by an author with a Dutch name that includes the word van?
Particles in Dutch surnames—such as van, van den, van der, de, and ter—are lowercased in prose when the whole name is given: Joost van der… Read More
Does MLA style capitalize ancient when it precedes Greece or Greek?
No. We follow Merriam-Webster, which indicates that the terms ancient and classical are not capitalized when they are attached to names of languages or periods. … Read More