Neither italics nor quotation marks are used with titles of major religious texts, books of the Bible, or classic legal documents: the Bible Pentateuch the Koran the Declaration of Independence Use italics or underlining when using words from another language: Yggdrasil avatar Yahweh sabra Tip: Many foreign words have become absorbed into our language and should not be italicized or underlined. Also, common Latin abbreviations should not be italicized or underlined: etc. In contrast, the titles of works that are part of a greater whole (such as an article, which is part of a journal, or a book chapter, which is part of a book) are not italicized in either place, and only in the text are they put inside quotation marks.If you are having difficulty determining whether something stands alone (such as a webpage that may or may not be part of a greater website), choose not to italicize.Examples: Did you read the article “Fun with Flesh-eating Bacteria” in the magazine? My favorite chapter in the book was “Germs are gross.” Movies, television shows, radio programs, and plays Titles of movies, television shows, radio programs, and plays should be italicized. As David Thorburn writes, "Though all his people are orphans, Conrad remains one of the great portrayers of the anguished impotence of fatherhood.One of his defining subjects is maturity's useless generosity toward the young."¹ The guiding myth, then, inspiring the invention of cinema, is the accomplishment of that which dominated in a more or less vague fashion all the techniques of the mechanical reproduction of reality in the nineteenth century, from photography to the phonograph, namely an integral realism, a recreation of the world in its own image ….The formatting of the titles of sources you use in your paper depends on two factors: (a) the independence of the source (stands alone vs.part of a greater whole) and (b) the location of the title (in the text of the paper vs. The table below provides formatting directions and examples: Stands alone (e.g., book, e-book, report [technical, government, etc.], dissertation, thesis, film, video, television series, podcast, You Tube video, artwork, map, music album, unpublished manuscript) Part of a greater whole (e.g., journal article, book chapter, e-book chapter, newspaper article, magazine article, blog post, television episode, webisode, webpage, tweet, Facebook update, encyclopedia entry, Wikipedia entry, dictionary entry, song) More on Italics Versus Nonitalics As you can see in the table above, the titles of works that stand alone (such as a book or a report) are italicized in both the text and the reference list.If you want to learn those rules, you can find a quick guide here.Books, newspapers, and magazines Titles of books, newspapers, and magazines should be italicized.