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


Article titles (and book titles) 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.


  • Last Updated Jan 07, 2020
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