When you are word processing a document on a computer, use italics the important thing is to stay consistent in how you use italics and underlining italicize the titles of magazines, books, newspapers, academic journals, films, television shows, long poems, plays, operas, musical albums, works of art,. The question, when do you underline and when do you use quotation marks below is a listing of types of titles you would underline or put in quotation marks underline or italics • title of a book • name of a magazine • name of a newspaper • title of a play • title of a film • name of an encyclopedia • title of a pamphlet. When should i italicize a title, and when should i use quotation marks the titles of the following types of material should be italicized when you refer to them in the text of your paper or in your bibliography: books plays long poems published as books pamphlets periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and journals) films. Underline (or italicize) titles of books, plays, pamphlets, periodicals (newspapers, magazines, journals), films, television programs, and record albums/cds place within quotation marks newspaper/magazine articles, essays in a book, songs, poems (except long poems published as a book), book chapters, episodes of a. We think that the least vexed approach is to use a single format for all three titles above (and the titles of all other web sites) the longer works, or containers, go in italics: books, movies, websites, video games, albums, etc, are all longer works that could contain shorter works (chapters, scenes, articles, levels, songs, etc).
Modern language association (mla) 7 th ed note: italicizing titles is now required whereas underlining was required in the past if citing a film viewed on videotape or dvd: in-text citation: (nolan, dark knight) film/video citations usually follow this format: title in italics dir name perf names distributor name, release. What is mla style ® a set of rules intended to encourage and maintain clear, concise writing ® provides guidelines for formatting papers ® used to create your paper should not be in quotation marks, underlined, italicized, or in all capital letters □ titles within your title should have quotation marks or italics as needed. An online version may be accessed at wwwmlaorg, then choose the mla style option listed below are just some of the main points to note please consult the mla handbook for further guidance or examples 1 titles italicise the titles of books, journals, plays, newspapers, films, and television or radio programmes - in. How to cite a film/movie structure: title dir first m last perf first m last distributor, year published media type screen shot 2014-04-01 at 114551 am example: little miss sunshine dir jonathan dayton and valerie faris perf greg kinnear, steve carell, toni collette, paul dano, abigail breslin, and alan arkin.
Today we're going to talk about titles of works (movies, books, articles, and more) and whether they should be in italics or quotation marks you'll learn the rules in the chicago manual of style, which is the style guide people who edit books use the associated press stylebook, which is the style guide. You must change the capitalization of the title to mla style if you reference the title of a work in your paper marking the title: there are three possible ways to mark a title: the use of underlining/italics, quotation marks, or no mark at all the following general rules of thumb may help writers conceptualize the difference.
If you watched the film casablanca on dvd and wish to cite it, use the citation format for dvd (not the film original) if you watched if you are citing a trailer for a theatrical movie that you watched on the internet, use the citation format for online resources include the dvd, video or film title (italics. If you use italics for one novel's title, use italics for every novel's title don't switch to quotation marks or underlining halfway through an article, or even in a for many american students and writers of scholarly works in the humanities, the mla handbook and mla style manual are the authoritative guides.