How do I format a title (such as a book) within my text?


If you are including the title of a book or an article in the body of your paper, make sure to capitalize the major words in the title.

Example: Fundamentals of Nursing

Remember, however, that in your reference list, you only capitalize the first word of the title, the first word after a colon, and any proper nouns.

For more details, see page 101 in the manual.


All information and page number references are based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009/10).