Dust jackets introduce their own problems, especially when the book has a subtitle, so go with the title page. Web pages, though, are often put together by amateurs, and often have a very complex relationship between the home page and the subordinate pages.
Internet pages: It's great when a web page has its title up in the title bar at the top of your screen. Things get even more complex when you are citing a book or article that previously appeared in print and is now on the Web.
Unless you are typing with a mechanical typewriter that cannot change font, italicize the titles of longer works.
You will occasionally see older resources that haven't been updated suggesting underlining—just ignore that part and italicize your titles.
With the exception of the APA "References" page (which has some very unusual capitalization rules), you can use this material in almost everything you write.
Whether you are formatting a Works Cited page or putting a reference in the text of your paper, these rules apply.City name is part of the official title of The New York Times and The Washington Post.In my home town we have a newspaper that we commonly call "The Mansfield News Journal." Its official name, however, is simply The News Journal. If you use a long, cumbersome title often in your text, it's acceptable to shorten it.The word "magazine" isn't part of the title of Time, Newsweek, or National Geographic, so don't give it any special treatment.In the text, you might write, "According to an article in Time magazine." In the Works Cited reference, the word "magazine" wouldn't appear at all.The formatting of the titles of sources you use in your paper depends on two factors: (a) the independence of the source (stands alone vs.part of a greater whole) and (b) the location of the title (in the text of the paper vs. The table below provides formatting directions and examples: Stands alone (e.g., book, e-book, report [technical, government, etc.], dissertation, thesis, film, video, television series, podcast, You Tube video, artwork, map, music album, unpublished manuscript) Part of a greater whole (e.g., journal article, book chapter, e-book chapter, newspaper article, magazine article, blog post, television episode, webisode, webpage, tweet, Facebook update, encyclopedia entry, Wikipedia entry, dictionary entry, song) More on Italics Versus Nonitalics As you can see in the table above, the titles of works that stand alone (such as a book or a report) are italicized in both the text and the reference list.In contrast, the titles of works that are part of a greater whole (such as an article, which is part of a journal, or a book chapter, which is part of a book) are not italicized in either place, and only in the text are they put inside quotation marks.If you are having difficulty determining whether something stands alone (such as a webpage that may or may not be part of a greater website), choose not to italicize.We do not use italics or quotation marks on the names of: Books: Generally, your best source for an accurate title is the title page of the book.Library databases sometimes abbreviate or introduce errors.