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APA 6th Edition Citation Examples: Titles

Capitalization

Capitalization: For all sources other than periodicals (that is, newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals), capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns only. Do not capitalize the rest (see examples below).

All major words in periodical titles should be capitalized (for example, Psychology Today, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.)

Italics

Italics: Titles are italicized for the following items:

  • Books
  • E-Books
  • Periodicals
  • Dissertations/theses
  • Reports/technical papers
  • Works of art

Article title

Capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns only.

Toughing it out at Harvard: The making of a woman MBA

Journal title

Use italics and capitalize all major words. 

American Journal of Distance Education

Book title

Use italics and capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns only.

Student cheating and plagiarism in the Internet era: A wake-up call

More info

See Publication Manual, pp. 185-187.