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How to Write the Article Title Within the Paper


When you write a paper, you might need to refer to a resource, such as an article, within the body of that paper. There are different rules for writing the title of the article, depending on what style your teacher requires you to use for your paper. Three of the most popular styles are MLA, APA and Chicago. If your teacher has asked you to use one of these three styles, then writing the title of the article is easy to do.

Write the title of the article in italics within the body of the paper, if your teacher has asked you to use APA style.

Write the title of the article with quotations around it in the body of your paper, if your teacher has asked you to use MLA style.

Underline the name of the article title when you write it within the body of the paper, if your teacher has asked you to use Chicago style.

Tip
  • If your teacher did not specify a type of format to use, you can do any of the three that you choose. But be sure to check first to make sure that your teacher doesn't have a particular format in mind. If you aren't required to use a particular style, choose one and be consistent throughout the paper.
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Missy Talbot started writing professionally in 2000. She has been published in "Grass Roots" magazine, "LifeTimes" magazine and on the websites TeacherWeb and The Teacher's Corner. Talbot holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and a Master of Arts in publishing. She is working on a Ph.D. in journalism.

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