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6th Edition

Sentence Case

Sentence case involves capitalizing the first word, first word of a subtitle, and all proper nouns. In APA Style, the titles of journal articles and books should be presented in sentence case within references. See below for examples:

Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), 544-547. doi: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15

Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers: The story of success [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com

Title Case

Title case involves capitalizing all major words. For example, in APA Style, the title of an essay that appears at the top of the first page of text (see page 2 of the Sample One-Experiment Essay) and journal titles in references are in title case. See below for an example:

Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), 544-547. doi: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15

For more information, please see "Title Case and Sentence Case Capitalization in APA Style" from the APA Style Blog. For a list of which resource titles should be in sentence versus title case in references, please see #6 in the "APA Style References Checklist".

7th Edition

Sentence Case

Sentence case involves capitalizing the first word, first word of a subtitle, and all proper nouns. In APA Style, the titles of journal articles and books should be presented in sentence case within references. See below for examples:

Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA StyleJournal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), 544-547. https:// doi.org/10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15

Graff, G., & Birkenstein, C. (2018). They say/I say: The moves that matter in academic writing (4th ed.). W. W. Norton & Company.

Title Case

Title case involves capitalizing all major words. For example, in APA Style, the title of an essay that appears at the top of the first page of text (see page 2 of the Annotated Student Sample Paper) and journal titles in references are in title case. See below for an example:

Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), 544-547. https:// doi.org/10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15

For more information, please see Title Case Capitalization and Sentence Case Capitalization from the APA Style Blog.