Selections from Books
Notes on Capitalization of Titles in APA
The APA style does not follow the usual style for capitalization;
instead there are two different forms: one for article
and book titles that is different, and one for periodical
Article and Book
Article and book titles are written much like standard sentences.
Only the first word, proper nouns, and the first word of a subtitle
following a colon are capitalized (Dodds, 352). Capitalize web page
The titles for periodicals (journals, newspapers, and magazines)
follow the general rule for capitalization of capitalizing the first,
last, and all major words in the title (Dodds, 352).
The following parts of speech and sentence components are NOT
| Both definite (the)
and indefinite articles (a, an).
here for a list of common prepositions
|| and, but, for, yet, so,
|| when used in infinitives (to
go, to see)
This type of capitalization is also used for all works in-text.
Several examples of capitalization of titles are given on the citation
examples pages for each individual type of source.