Posts related to titles of works
I’m citing a play that is only nine pages long. Should I still italicize its title?
Yes. Even if a play is only a few pages long, you should still follow the principle of italicizing a play’s title in your citation… Read More
How should I order the sources in a parenthetical citation?
The order of sources in parenthetical citations is up to you. Read More
Should I add a serial comma when I reproduce the title of a source?
If the title displayed on the title page of your source contains a serial comma, include the comma when you reproduce the title. For example,… Read More
How should I refer in my prose to a film or TV show that has an original foreign language title and an international title?
When writing about a work known by more than one title, consider your audience. If you are writing for an audience that will know the… Read More
In a title like Gardner’s Art through the Ages, should Gardner be listed as an author or a contributor?
To determine what to list in the Author or Contributor element of a works-cited-list entry for a book, consult the book’s title page. The title… Read More
How do I style the title of a segment from a television news, talk, or comedy show?
As the MLA Handbook notes, “A title is placed in quotation marks if it is part of a larger work” (25). Thus, enclose in quotation marks… Read More