|Rules for Using Italics|
|Use italics in the following situations:||Examples:|
|to indicate titles of complete or major works such as magazines, books, newspapers, academic journals, films, television programs, long poems, and plays||Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men.
The Simpsons is a funny television show about American culture and family life.
|foreign words that are not commonly used in English||Wearing blue jeans is de rigueur for most college students.|
|words which are being discussed or explained||The English word nuance comes from a Middle French word meaning "shades of color."|
|words or phrases that are being emphasized||The very founding principles of our nation are in danger!|
Source: Purdue's Online Writing Lab