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Writing Details

Mentioning Titles in Your Writing

Sometimes you want to mention the title of a source in the text of your assignment. Different types of sources are formatted differently when referred to in text.

Referring to Stand-Alone Documents in Text

Use italics and Title Case Capitalization for the following stand-alone documents:

  • books,
  • reports,
  • videos,
  • podcasts,
  • website documents, and
  • blog posts.


Both children and adults enjoy Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein.

Documents That Are Part of a Larger Source

Use double quotation marks and Title Case Capitalization for documents which are part of a larger source:

  • journal articles,
  • newspaper/magazine articles,
  • book chapters, and
  • dictionary entries.


"How the Hare Lost to the Tortoise: A Review” is a new interpretation of an old fable.