Q. I quoted an article from a magazine. What is the proper APA way to capitalize the title of the article in my reference section?

Answer

Article titles (and book titles too) should be capitalized in the following manner:

  • The first word of the title is capitalized
  • Plus, the first word of any subtitle (after the colon)
  • Also, all proper nouns should be capitalized (the name of a person or place)
  • Everything else should be lowercase.

For example, an article in the databases with the title "How to Read Plato: Seven Easy Steps" would look like this on the References page:

...How to read Plato: Seven easy steps. ...

For more examples, visit the APA Help page.

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