Book titles should be italicized or underlined. Depending on what it is, refer to the work as a novel, tale, essay, memoir, or poem. Use the author's surname in subsequent references to him or her. For example, if you were quoting from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, you would say "The monster that I created".
The requirements for putting quote marks around titles differ depending on the style guide you choose. Long titles, such as novels, movies, or record albums, should be italicized in general. Poems, essays, book chapters, music, and television shows should all have their titles in quote marks.
In English-language newspapers, magazines, and similar publications, the title of a film or album must contain at least two words; otherwise, it will not be considered valid newsworthy material. Two-word titles are commonly used in the entertainment industry to distinguish films from each other and from other types of media. For example, there are no movies called "The Simpsons Movie"; instead, they are called "Homer's Night Out".
One word titles are also common, especially with documentary films. These can be identified by using the singular form: "Title", rather than "Titles". One exception is if the title contains the word "the": "The Title". However, two-word titles are more common.
Films released by large corporations may have their own title cards that list the main characters and plot points. These cards are shown in theater lobbies before showtime to provide context for viewers who might want to watch but don't know what movie is playing. These cards are also useful for people trying to decide whether to see a film without listening to reviews or watching trailers.
For the names of shorter pieces of work, such as poems, essays, book chapters, songs, TV programs, and so on, use quote marks. Whether you use single or double quotes depends on which part of speech the title is: if it's a noun, then use double; if it's a verb, then use single.
Full-text titles, such as books or newspapers, should be italicized. Short work titles, such as poems, essays, short tales, or chapters, should be surrounded by quotation marks. If the name of the book series is italicized, titles of books that are part of a larger body of work may be put in quotation marks. For example, here are two ways to refer to The Lord of the Rings: Title in italics (or all caps), with quotation marks surrounding the title; or using standard typography for book titles.
If the name of the book series is italicized, titles of volumes that create a greater body of work may be put in quotation marks. For example: "The Divine Comedy" and "Paradise Lost".
Individual short story and poetry titles are surrounded by quotation marks. Italicize the titles of short story and poetry anthologies. Don't add punctuation or capitalize words except for proper names.
Full names should be used for authors when writing about them in academic contexts.
Short work titles, such as poems, essays, short tales, or chapters, should be surrounded by quotation marks... Titles set in small type are called subheads.