Jan 22, 2008 Have a look at the the Appendix 1 Harvard essay sample at the end of the information on the page you get to from the link provided, as when I copied it here the formatting is lost. Interestingly it shows how to reference at different places in Some publications also follow their own style guides.
Here at WD, for instance, we generally follow the AP Stylebook. But, as you can see if you peruse this issue, we break from it on this topic and italicize book titles.
In an MLAformatted essay, the title of a book should appear in italics. In the case of a handwritten essay, the title of the book should be underlined.
Novels, textbooks and anthologies should all be italicized, while portions of these books, including chapters, short stories and poems, are noted within quotes. Before computers, we used typewriters to underline book titles, and we placed quotation marks around article titles. However, many current style manuals recommend italicizing book titles and magazine names (impossible to do on a typewriter) and using quotation marks around articles. Example: I read Lord of the Flies in high school.
The entry on the Works Cited, the list of references at the end of the paper, gives the author, title and publication information. Begin with the author, last name first. After a period, type the title of the book, italicized. On an APAstyle reference page, the rules for titles are a little different. In short, a title you would italicize within the body of a paper will also be italicized on a reference page.
In short, a title you would italicize within the body of a paper will also be italicized on a reference Use double quotation marks around the title of an article or chapter, and italicize the title of a periodical, book, brochure, or report. Examples: From the book Study Guide (2000) or (" Reading, " 1999). Note: Titles of periodicals, books, brochures, or reports should be in italics and use normal title capitalization rules. Book titles are italicized.
If you are using a typewriter and can't write in italics, then it is customary to underline the title. Same applies to plays. Titles of poems, short stories, essays, and other short pieces are set off in double quotes.
George Orwell's" Shooting an Elephant" would be in quotes, since it is only an essay.