Individual short story and poetry titles are surrounded by quotation marks. Italicize the titles of short story and poetry anthologies. For example, Andre Dubus's short tale "The Intruder" appears in his book Dancing After Hours.
Include volume number, if any.
Poems, articles, short tales, and chapters should have their titles in quotation marks. 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 Iliad" and "Beowulf".
In general, quotations within the text of your essay should be indicated by using italics. This is because quotes are words or phrases taken from another source; thus they need to be distinguished from original ideas developed by your own mind or heart. When writing about your own thoughts or feelings, quotations are unnecessary (and often distracting) because you are simply reporting them back to the reader.
When you quote a source, however, you are taking part of its content and reproducing it. Thus, even if you are not explicitly mentioning other parts of the source, others will realize this is what you are doing and so should be included. For example, when quoting Shakespeare it is necessary to include references to other plays by him even if you are not discussing them. Similarly, any sources used by other authors should be identified as such.
Finally, a quotation can be written in several ways. The most common form is to start each line with the punctuation mark that comes after the word or phrase being quoted.
Full-text titles, such as books or newspapers, should be italicized. Titles used as labels or headings are not italicized nor in quotes.
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. Books include: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Alexander Pope's The Iliad William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
(Titles of tales, essays, and poetry are enclosed in quotation marks.) Avoid using words that may lead readers to think that there is more than one book involved. For example, don't say "a novel by Jane Austen" because someone might assume that you are talking about more than one book. Say "a novel by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice." Similarly, don't say "an autobiography by Franklin D. Roosevelt" because that could lead someone to believe that there are other books by Roosevelt.
Book titles can be quite long. Often they include both the title and the author's name; sometimes they are even written in full sentences. Long book titles can be difficult to fit into a limited amount of space on a page or screen. The following are some examples of short book titles:
A History of Ancient Egypt Page 1 of 5 Volume 1 of 3
A Modest Proposal: For Preventing Children Being Eaten Alive
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
For example, if the book is called "Upton Sinclair", use "Sinclair" later on.
Essay titles can be any length but usually only include one sentence. They often start with a question to grab your reader's attention - for example, "Why do people hate lawyers?" or "What is truth?". The title can also be used as a hook to catch the reader's interest before starting the essay.
The title of a book review should also be short and descriptive. It can give a general idea of what kind of article it is by using simple words that tell you the main topic. For example, "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rassilon" would be an appropriate title for a review of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. "Death and Taxes: How Inheritance Tax Affects Succession" would be a good title for an article about how inheritance tax affects succession planning.
Books that report on actual cases will have their titles show this.
Books should be listed in chronological order by date published.
Books are written by authors who hope that others will want to read about their subjects. An author's career hopes will usually influence how he or she writes. For example, an author may try to make their work interesting by using big words or by telling many stories within the book.
After an author has completed his or her book, another person (usually a publisher) buys the rights to produce and sell copies of it. Authors often receive some of the sale proceeds from their books. The people who write novels, tales, essays, memoirs, and poems are called writers.
Books have been important tools for spreading knowledge about society and individuals since they were first invented. But books can also be used as weapons against people who are still living - politicians use books to try and convince others of their ideas or points of view, for example. Books can be powerful tools for changing lives or destroying relationships.
Books can be written about anything: true stories, myths, fiction, essays, science projects, you name it!