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This article has been viewed 30, times. Learn more If you're writing a research paper, you may want to include the title of a book in the text of your paper.
The handbook for the Modern Language Association MLA provides specific rules for how to set off the title of a book from the rest of your text.
Capitalization in MLA titles
Generally, titles of books are set apart from the rest of the text following particular formatting, capitalization, and punctuation rules. Tip: If you have doubts about the parts of speech of the words in a title, you can check your capitalization using free capitalization checkers available online.
Tip: Although it might be difficult for the average person to tell whether a punctuation mark such as a comma or period is italicized, technically any punctuation added to the end of the title should not be italicized. Log in Social login does not work in incognito and private browsers.
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