Answered By: Reference Librarian
Last Updated: 2014.Aug.14     Views: 5065

According to the OWL:

If you refer to the title of a source within your paper, capitalize all words that are four letters long or greater within the title of a source: Permanence and Change. Exceptions apply to short words that are verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs: Writing New Media, There Is Nothing Left to Lose.

(Note: in your References list, only the first word of a title will be capitalized: Writing new media.)

Use a capital letter for the first word in a subtitle, too.

Let me know if you still have questions.

Comments (2)

  1. My title contains proper nouns (Catholics & Roe v. Wade). Would I leave them all lower case or use uppercase?
    by Megan A Simons on 2019.May.03
  2. Proper nouns are always capitalized :)
    by Aaron Dobbs on 2019.May.03

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