Posts related to capitalization
How do I create a vertical list in which each item includes a quoted fragment and a complete sentence?
Follow the guidelines on how to create a vertical list. Since the quotes are fragments, you may lowercase them. Either a colon or a period… Read More
Why are internal capital letters retained in titles of websites in MLA style?
When special typography is strongly associated with a brand, we retain it (e.g., SoundCloud, YouTube). The Chicago Manual of Style supports this practice, advising, “[N]ames that… Read More
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