In general, underlining and italics are used interchangeably, so the above rules for italics also apply for underlining.
However, when using the computer or typing, italics should always be used.
Connecting words like "and," "of," "the," "to," and "for" are not capitalized unless they begin the title. Choose italics and forget the underline, which can create problems with punctuation marks.
(NOTE: The underlines are just for emphasis here.) Examples : For the titles of long works such as books (novels, collections of short stories, readers, school textbooks), epic poems, plays, newspapers, journals, magazines, movies, and databases, either italicize or mix underline and italics in one paper or use both for one title, even on the Works Cited page. Notes about Titles on Works Cited Pages: (research database) The New York Times (newspaper) Time (magazine) Newsweek (magazine) Classical Philology (scholarly journal) The Art Bulletin (scholarly journal) The Journal of Theological Studies (scholarly journal) " (essay with the title of a long work embedded) "The Warren Cup: Homoerotic Love and Symposial Rhetoric in Silver" (scholarly essay) "Richard Cory" (lyric poem) "The Court's Dilemma" (editorial in a newspaper) Printing titles correctly is evidence of your knowledge of appropriate form in writing.
The core elements are in the order in which they should appear, followed by the appropriate punctuation mark. The Modern Language Association of America (MLA) publishes the manual.
If an element cannot be found or does not apply to the source being cited, omit that element from the entry. It is commonly referred to it as the "MLA Manual" or the "MLA Handbook".Please check with your instructor about which version of MLA to use in your assignments.The core elements of any entry in the Works Cited list are shown in the chart below., which is the style guide newspapers use, has a different set of rules.If you want to learn those rules, you can find a quick guide here.The MLA Handbook suggests using the title, "Works Cited", for the list.by Angie Neely-Sardon, Indian River State College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at 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. Examples: The gardener’s favorite movie is the documentary . Articles and chapters Titles of articles in newspapers or magazines and chapter titles in books should be in quotation marks. Examples: Did you read the article “Fun with Flesh-eating Bacteria” in the magazine?