If an element cannot be found or does not apply to the source being cited, omit that element from the entry. It is commonly referred to it as the "MLA Manual" or the "MLA Handbook".
If an element cannot be found or does not apply to the source being cited, omit that element from the entry. It is commonly referred to it as the "MLA Manual" or the "MLA Handbook".The English departments at IRSC recommend MLA format for papers written in these fields.
But in academic circles, at least, it is still usual to enclose the titles of articles in journals and magazines in quotes, as well as the titles of chapters in books — hence my reference above to Geoff Pullum's article `Punctuation and human freedom'.
In British usage, however, we always use single quotes for this purpose, though American usage usually prefers double quotes here too.
When an exclamation mark or question mark is part of a title, make sure that that mark is italicized along with the title, If a word or phrase has become so widely used and understood that it has become part of the English language such as the French "bon voyage" or the abbreviation for the latin et cetera, "etc." we would not italicize it.
Often this becomes a matter of private judgment and context.
For musical pieces named by type, number and key Mozart's Divertimento in D major, Barber's Cello Sonata Op.
6 we use neither italics nor quotation marks.
Still, some instructors insist on underlines (probably because they went to school when italics were either technically difficult or practically unreadable).
It is still a good idea to ask your instructor before using italics.
We do not italicize the titles of long sacred works: the Bible, the Koran.
Nor do we italicize the titles of books of the Bible: Genesis, Revelation, 1 Corinthians.