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Editorial Style Guide

General Style Preferences: Names

Titles of Works
In keeping with the Chicago Manual of Style, italicize and capitalize titles of full-length, freestanding works: books, periodicals (magazines, journals, etc.) and named blogs, newspapers, museum and gallery art exhibitions and catalogs, individual works of art (paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, etc.), movies, musicals, operas and other long musical compositions, long poetic works, plays, album-length recordings, TV and radio shows, and regularly appearing cartoons or comic strips. Also see Capitalization.

Exceptions:

Note: When writing specifically for the news media, follow AP style (no italics) and use quotation marks to enclose the titles of books, plays, etc. in running text. For readability, do not italicize when hyperlinking these titles in an online publication.

In running text, use roman type, capitalize, and use quotation marks around the titles of lectures, book chapters, articles, papers and other conference presentations, blog entries, most poems, speeches, songs and other shorter musical compositions, and TV or radio show episodes. Do not enclose headlines or course titles in quotation marks. The names of broadcast networks and channels are set in roman.

Examples:

In all titles, lowercase articles (a, an, the); the word to; conjunctions of three or fewer letters (and, but, for, or, nor, etc.), unless they are the first word of the title; and prepositions of any length, except when they are used adverbially or adjectivally. Also see Capitalization.

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