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Write down the title as given in the source. Include the sub-title if present and use a colon to separate the title and subtitle. Be sure to capitalize all major words. The title is followed by a period.
Books, films, plays, television series, etc. are works that are not part of a larger work. The title is written in italics.
Book title: Packaged Pleasures: How Technology & Marketing Revolutionized Desire.
Film: It’s a Girl’s World.
Journal articles, magazine articles, page from a website, essay in a book, and an episode of a television series are all part of a larger work. The title is placed in quotation marks.
Web page: ”First World War.”
Journal article: ”Perceptions of Weight and Body Image Among Preschool Children: A Pilot Study.”
Essay in a book: ”In the Belly of the Beast: Struggling for Nonviolent Belonging.”
Give a short description of the source without italics or quotation marks. Capitalize the first word and any proper nouns.
Photograph of a dress, 1763.
In a short message with no title, such as a tweet, include the full message, without any changes, in place of the title. Enclose the message in quotation marks.