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Element 2: Title

Guidelines Examples
Part of a source (chapter, web page, or article title) is in quotations.

Diamond, Jared. “Norse Greenland’s End.” Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.”  Viking, 2005, pp. 211-247.

Central Intelligence Agency. “Ecuador.” The World Factbook, United States, 19 Oct. 2017, cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ec.html.

Friedman, Thomas. “The New Untouchables.” Editorial. New York Times, 29 Oct. 2009, nyti.ms/2mxj9gx.

An entire source (book or movie title) is not in quotations, but is italicized. 

Seuss, Theodor. The Cat in the Hat. Random House, 1957.

Spielberg, Stephen. Lincoln. Perf. by Daniel Day Lewis, and Sally Field, DreamWorks, and Twentieth Century Fox, et al., 2012. Netflix.

Stone, Oliver. Platoon. Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1986.

 

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15. Title of Source

 

Title of Source (element 2) - Italicizing v. quotes: If the title is part of a larger source, write it in quotation marks. If the entire source is being used, the title is written in italics.


 

Diamond, Jared. “Norse Greenland’s End.” Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.”  Viking, 2005, pp. 211-247.

Central Intelligence Agency. “Ecuador.” The World Factbook, United States, 19 Oct. 2017, cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ec.html.

Friedman, Thomas. The New Untouchables.” Editorial. New York Times, 29 Oct. 2009, nyti.ms/2mxj9gx.

Seuss, Theodor. The Cat in the Hat. Random House, 1957.

Spielberg, Stephen. Lincoln. Perf. by Daniel Day Lewis, and Sally Field, DreamWorks, and Twentieth Century Fox, et al., 2012. Netflix.

Stone, Oliver. Platoon. Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1986.


 

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