14.86: Italics versus quotation marks for titles of cited works

Italics Quotations Marks No Formatting

Titles of books, newspapers, blogs, movies, paintings, video games, and other types of works

Titles of articles in newspapers, journals, or blogs; the name of a poem in an anthology

A book series or a website


  • Jhang, Ji Hoon, and John G. Lynch Jr. “Pardon the Interruption: Goal Proximity, Perceived Spare Time, and Impatience.” Journal of Consumer Research 41, no. 5 (February 2015): 1267–83.

  • Sandberg, Sheryl. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.