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Note: The examples on the right demonstrate whether the title of a source should be in Quotation Marks or in Italics.
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2. Title of Source:
Titles follow the author's name, which will be in italics or quotation marks depending on the type of source.
Books: Should be in italics.
Websites: Should be in italics.
Periodicals: (Journal, magazine, newspaper article) should be in quotation marks:
Songs or Piece of Music on an Album: Should be in quotation marks: