Posts related to titles of works
In an in-text citation, how do I shorten a title that appears in quotation marks when it starts with a title in quotation marks?
If you need to shorten a title within quotation marks that begins with a title in quotation marks, use the title within the title as… Read More
How do I cite an article in a newsletter that has no title?
Following the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook, provide a description of the work if it is untitled. Do not italicize the description or enclose… Read More
If a source contains more than one work with an introduction to each labeled “Introduction,” how should I refer to the introductions in my writing and in my works-cited list?
If you need to differentiate among several introductions in a source because each is labeled “Introduction,” you can either make clear in your writing which introduction you are… Read More
How do I style the title of a trilogy or informally titled series?
When a trilogy is published in one volume with a title of its own, the course of action is clear: italicize the title of the… Read More
Do I introduce an author’s full name and the full title of a work in each chapter of a book or dissertation?
It depends on the focus of your work. In a dissertation on a single author or title—say, Gabriel Marcel’s Being and Having: An Existentialist Diary—it… Read More
If I’m citing an entire play reprinted in an anthology, does it appear in italics?
Yes. As the MLA Handbook explains, the title of an independent work (that is, a work that usually stands alone, such as a play, novel,… Read More