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How to Capitalize Titles in MLA Style
These titles should appear in a research paper as follows:
Modernism and Negritude
Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur
Turner’s Early Sketchbooks
The rules for capitalizing titles are strict. In a title or a subtitle, capitalize the first word, the last word. and all principal words, including those that follow hyphens in compound terms. Therefore, capitalize the following parts of speech:


Nouns (e.g., flowers and Europe, as in The Flowers of Europe)



Pronouns (e.g., our, as in Save Our Children; that, as in The Mouse That Roared)



Verbs (e.g., watches, as in America Watches Television: is, as in What Is Literature?)



Adjectives (e.g., ugly, as in The Ugly
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A Sociology of Musical Language
The Importance of Being Earnest
It’s a Wonderful Life

From: Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: Modern
Language Assoc. of America, 2004. (page 103)

• In MLA format, all titles capitalize the following:
1. The first word of the title [and of the subtitle if one is included]
The Future Fair: A Fair for Everybody
America Eats Its Young: Eavedropping on the Life and Strange Times of George
Clinton
2. All nouns and pronouns
The Future Fair: A Fair for Everybody
Our Man in Havana
The Way We Were
3. All verbs
America Eats Its Young: Eavedropping on the Life and Strange Times of George
Clinton
The Way We Were
Understanding Media
4. All adjectives and adverbs
The Future Fair: A Fair for Everybody
The Very Quiet Caterpillar
I've Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me
5. All subordinating conjunctions — for example, after, although, as if, as soon as, because, before, [etc.] as in
Look As If You're Busy: The Psychology of the Modern Workplace
To Sleep Until the Day Breaks: The Life of the Single Parent
6. In contrast, do not capitalize any of the following [unless the first word of a title or subtitle]
1. Articles [a, an, the]
Look As If You're Busy: The Psychology of the Modern Workplace
To Build a Fire
When You Meet an Aardvark: The Riddles of Working Class Pretoria
2. Prepositions — for example, by, for, on, to, [etc.] as in
The Future Fair: A Fair for

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