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APA Citation Style_OLD: Title

Reference List: TITLES


  • Italicize the titles and subtitles of books and periodicals
  • do not italicize article or chapter title


  • Capitalize only the first word of the title and the subtitle (and all proper nouns) of books and of article or chapter titles, e.g.:
    • The changing face of Canada: Essential readings in population  (book title)
    • Mental and nervous diseases in the Russo-Japanese war: A historical analysis (article title)
  • Capitalize names of periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers) as you would capitalize them normally, e.g.:
    • Social Science Quarterly (journal title)
    • Vancouver Sun (newspaper title)