2 When to Use Italics/underlining Note: When you are handwriting, indicate italics by underlining the title. Never do both italics and underlining.Titles of Books: The Great GatsbyPlays: A Streetcar Named DesireVery Long Poems: The Rime of the Ancient MarinerPeriodicals, Magazines and Newspapers: The Washington Post ; The Economist ; Newsweek.
3 When to Use Italics/underlining Titles of Works of Art: Starry Night; Mona Lisa, The ThinkerMovies: Star TrekRadio and TV Series: Breaking Bad; Deadliest CatchVideo Games: Call of DutyAlbums/Long Musical Recordings: The Dark Side of the MoonComic Strips: Peanuts; Doonsbury
4 When to Use Italics/underlining The General Rule:Put the title in italics (or underline it if handwriting) if it is a long/big work and/or if the work can be broken down into smaller parts (ie. A TV series can be broken into individual episodes; a newspaper is broken up into individual articles.)
5 When to Use “Quotes” Around a Title Never use quotes with italics/underlines. It’s always one or the other.Titles of short stories: “The Minister’s Black Veil,” “To Build a Fire”Poems: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
6 When to Use “Quotes” Around a Title Essays: “A Stranger in the Village”Articles and Other Parts of Publication: “In Rust Belt, A Teenager’s Climb From Poverty”Songs: “Money”Episodes of TV or Radio Series: “Long Sleepless Nights” (an episode of Deadliest Catch)Chapters and Other Parts in a Book: “Epilogue.”
7 When to Use “Quotes” Around a Title The general rule:Use quotation marks to enclose titles of short works (often works that are part of a larger collection).
8 Elements of Literature -- “The Minister’s Black Veil” The Washington Post “USPS Plans to End Saturday Mail”Deadliest Catch -- “Long Sleepless Nights”The Wasteland And Other Poems -- “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”The Dark Side of the Moon -- “Money”