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Use italics for titles of plays, TV shows, motion pictures, books, journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and long poems published as books. Also use italics for musical works; for titles of operas, oratorios, motets, tone poems, and other long musical compositions; and for works of art. Titles of short works, magazine articles, television episodes, speeches, papers, and unpublished works are in quotation marks.

Law and Order and 60 Minutes
Hitchcock's The Birds and Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Hemingway's 
The Old Man and the Sea
Journal of Psychology
and the 
New England Journal of Medicine
The Dallas Morning News
and the 
, TV Guide, Vanity Fair, and Esquire
Professor Jones presented "Our Aging Society" at the convention.

She published "My Life as an Undergraduate" in Marie Claire magazine.

I watched a rerun of the "Bryant Park" episode of Project Runway.

Use italics for the titles of gallery and museum exhibitions.

Abstraction and Isolation at the Arlington Museum of Art

The Gallery at UTA's Faculty Biennial X exhibition

Use italics for isolated words and phrases in a foreign language if they are likely to be unfamiliar to readers.

Many ostraka were dug up during excavation.

Italics are not necessary for familiar foreign words.

mea culpa, in vitro, in vivo, ad hoc, cum laude

Use italics to refer to words as words and to single out terms as terms.

The word cacophony
The term gothic

Do not italicize conjunctions or other words separating titles in sentences.

I read Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.

Be sure to cite the proper name of a publication.

The Dallas Morning News

Chicago Tribune
Fort Worth Business Press

The Wall Street Journal
The New York Times

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