book title - italicize, quotes or underline?

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MissLucky
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book title - italicize, quotes or underline?

Postby MissLucky » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:49 pm

silly that i don't know this...and I tried to google this and came up with conflicting responses. what is the generally agreed upon formatting when referencing the title of a book? quotes, italics, or underline?? thanks dudes

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Re: book title - italicize, quotes or underline?

Postby ARTfulDodger » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:28 pm

From my experience in undergrad, italics. However, there have been instances (prior to undergrad), where I have used both quotes and underlining when referencing a title of a book.

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Re: book title - italicize, quotes or underline?

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:30 pm

Obviously not quotes.

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djjf39
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Re: book title - italicize, quotes or underline?

Postby djjf39 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:32 pm

Italics for books, quotes for scholarly articles, underlining for third-graders.

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Re: book title - italicize, quotes or underline?

Postby paratactical » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:33 pm

Quotes are for short works. Both italics and underline are technically correct for titles of books. Italics wasn't always standard because it didn't work on typewriters and early italics in fonts were not always readable. The important thing is consistency.

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Mr. T
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Re: book title - italicize, quotes or underline?

Postby Mr. T » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:57 pm

This site should help you: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/


MissLucky wrote:silly that i don't know this...and I tried to google this and came up with conflicting responses. what is the generally agreed upon formatting when referencing the title of a book? quotes, italics, or underline?? thanks dudes




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